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The Maori Messenger – Te Karere Maori

The Maori Messenger – Te Karere Maori

The Maori Messenger – Te Karere Maori was a government-sponsored bilingual newspaper in the mid-19th century. In 1860, when Governor Thomas Gore Browne organised a conference at Kohimarama, Auckland, attended by Māori chiefs from around the country, The Maori Messenger published the entire proceedings. The Kohimarama conference was later used by kotahitanga movements as a historical example of kotahitanga in action.

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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: The Maori Messenger: Te Karere Maori, 14 July, 1860, p.1

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga – unity movements - Kotahitanga movements around the 1860s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/33584/the-maori-messenger-te-karere-maori (accessed 16 February 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012