Kahiti Tuturu mo Aotearoa, me te Waipounamu masthead


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Region National
Available online 1894-1896
Alternative title(s) Ko Kahiti Tuturu mo Aotearoa, me te Waipounamu; Ko te paunui o Aotearoa

The paper consists entirely of advertisements for Maori Land Court hearings, and was probably freely distributed within the Maori King districts. The advertisements are in the same format as those found in Ko Te Kahiti o Niu Tireni produced by the New Zealand Government from 1865 to 1931.

Contents include:

  • notification that a separate court, under the sole authority of the Maori King and the chieftains of New Zealand, will sit and deal exclusively with land
  • dates of land court sittings
  • descriptions of land claims with the boundaries and claimants advertised
  • decisions on land ownership and succession claims.

It includes Ko te Paunui [panui] o Aotearoa (20 November 1894), which may be either the first issue or predecessor of this title.

For further information about the newspaper, see P Parkinson and P Griffith, Books in Maori (Auckland: Reed, 2004), S36, pp. 804–805. 

The National Library would like to thank Gail Dallimore for providing information used in essays about Maori newspapers.

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