In 1878 a former land court judge, Thomas Henry Smith, translated the hymn (later the national anthem) 'God defend New Zealand' into Māori at the request of the premier, Sir George Grey. When the editor of Māori-language newspaper Te Korimako, Charles Davis, received a copy of the translation he felt that it needed a decent copy-edit. This manuscript page is a copy with his editorial changes, which were then published in Te Korimako.
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