Volume 2, No. 12
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OR MAORI MESSENGER. VOL II] AUCKLAND, JULY 20, 1862.—AKARANA, HURAE 20, 1862. [No. 12 "Good books, are like true friends ; they will never fail us ; never cease to instruct — never cloy." OUR Native friends will be sorry to hear of the total wreck of the " White Swan," steamer, she having struck on a rock near Waioranga, East Coast of New Zealand, during her passage to Wellington, whither she was conveying Mr. Fox and his colleagues, with other members of the General Assembly. On Saturday, the 28th of June, the steamer left Napier with a light Easterly breeze, the vessel making about ten knots an hour. The acci-dent occurred the following morning as the day was breaking, and about twenty minutes after striking, she grounded, the water in one of the compartments being level with the deck at the time. As the weather was fine, and comparatively little swell on the beach, the passengers, numbering upwards of fifty were safely landed before eleven o'clock, some having lost their luggage, and others their money, to the amount of £1000." Ko nga pukapuka papai, o penei ana nae nga hoa pono; te whakarere i a tatou— te mutu te ako— te whakatina." | TERA o matou hoa Maori e mata-pouri ina rongo ki te tahuritanga o te tima te Parera Ma, i eke ki te toka i Waioranga, i te tai rawhiti o Niu Tireni, i te ahunga atu ki Po-neke, ki te kawe i a Te Pokiha me ona hoa Runanga, me etahi atu ta-ngata o te Runanga nui I te Hatirei i te 28 o Hune, ka mahue a Napiere i taua tima, he muri marangai te ta, te tere o te puke ra 10 maero i te haora kotahi. No te aonga o te ra, i te puaotanga a te ata ka pa te he ; a, e rua te kau meneti i muri iho o te ekenga, ka whakakukuria te ihu o te puke ra ki uta, ko te wai i reira i eke ki te paparanga o te riu, i te patu i tauaraitia ai te wahi ki te ihu. Na te paki, na te iti o te ngaru i tatahi, ka eke pai atu kiuta nga tangata erima te kau, hira ake ranei, i mua atu o te tekau ma tahi o nga haora. Ko nga kakahu o etahi i mahue, ko nga moni o etahi, hui katoa £1000.