Wēpiha Apanui and Pātara Toihau wrote a letter, utilising Tiopira's services as scribe, to Te Waka Maori o Niu Tireni newspaper, which was published under the auspices of Donald McLean. They wrote to McLean on 4 October 1874 stating their wish to present a carved house to Queen Victoria. They received a reply from Henry Tacy Clarke on McLean's behalf as undersecretary of the Native Department.
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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: Te Waka Maori o Niu Tirani, 24 Pepuere (February), 1874, pp. 47-48
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