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THE MAORI MESSENGER

TE KARERE MAORI.

No. 9.1 AUCKLAND, DECEMBER 1. 1855. AKARANA, TIHEMA 1, 1855. [VOL. I.

THE present contactors of the 'Maori Messenger' having declined to tender for its publication ano- ther year, we are necessitated to fill up the pre- sent number with miscellaneous matter already in type, their contract ending with the present issue. We are disposed to believe however, that our Maori friends will 11 find in the following pages some information by no means uninteresting.

The excellent. address of Chief Justice Stephens. to the Native chiefs who were present at the trial of Charles Marsden for the murder of the Rotorua woman Kerara, will appear in our next.

GEOGRAPHY,

OR

THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

CHAPTER VII.

When the people of England heard of the dis- coveries in the New World, as it was called, they determined to explore some parts of it also. They hoped still to find a short route to India by sail- ing due west from England. Some England ships accordingly sailed on a straight course till they reached an island which they named New Found- laud. It is a cold barren country. Its waters however abound in fish, very large fish, like the whapuku of New Zealand. The English who are settled there now salt this fish in great quantities and send them across to English and to other countries. After a while other ships sailed from England to America on a northerly course and reached Labrador. The English found this a cold wretched climate, some crossed thence to Greenland. Gold as it is, they found people living there. They get little food except seal and whale flesh, and have to make the seal-skins into clothes.

Ko nga kai ta o te 'Karere Maori' kihai i whakaae kia timata he mahi ta mo ratou i te tau ka huri mai nei, ko te mutunga o ta ratou mahi kei te nui pepa o te marama nei, no reira ka whakapotoa ki tenei Karere nga korero i taia i mua atu, a takoto tonu. Otira, e mea ana matou, kei roto ano kei enei kohikohinga etahi korero e ahuareka ai o ma- tou hoa Maori.

i Ko te korero pai o te Tino Kai-whakawa Tipene ki nga Rangatira Maori i pa ki te whakawakanga o Hare Matenga mo te kohurutanga o te wahine o Rotorua, a Kerara, e puta tera i te nupepa i muri iho o tenei.

HE KORERO

MO NGA

WHENUA KATOA O TE AO NEI.

UPOKO VII.

Katahi nei ka ahu te korero ki Ie Nota, ki

North America. Na te rongonga o nga tangata o England ki te korero o aua whenua hou, ka mea ratou, me haere hoki tatou ki te kimi i tetahi kainga hou. Ki ta ratou ki me tika tonu te rere ki te Hauauru, kei reira pea te kitea ai te ara tata ki India. Na ka rere tika tonu. Ka u ki tetahi motu. Tapaa ana te ingoa ko New- foundland ara ko te whenua i kitea houtia. He whenua maeke, he whenua kino. Erangi ko te ngohi i maha, mo te whapuku nei te nui. Ko ta te Pakeha ika tera e mahi nei i reira. Pani rawa ki te tote (salt) hei utauta atu ki England, Id era whenua atu. Na ka rere ano tetahi kai- puke, i ahu ke ki te Nota. Ka u ki Labrador. : He kino ano hoki tera. Ka whiti ki Greenland. Ahakoa kino noa taua whenua—he tangata ano kei reira. Te kai o reira he kekeno, he tohora. Ko te kakahu o te iwi he peha kekeno. Ko nga