Maori Mementos; Being a Series of Addresses, Presented by the Native People, to His Excellency Sir George Grey ...

Maori Mementos; Being a Series of Addresses, Presented by the Native People, to His Excellency Sir George Grey ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... been defiled by evil, Jr our love therefore, to on O Governor, has been great. I Now that you are going to hlngland, perhaps in your absence our town will be sullied. The Chiefs of the Ngatiawa seek to be guided by you, because you caused the sun to shine; but the greater light came by the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. You created peace in New Zealand, on which account our love to you is enlarged. And now O esteemed friend, go hence in these peaceful days. This is the love of the grandchildren of Whanuiarangi, namely the Ngatiawa of Runga-o-te-ran: -i, whose proverb is, " the axe that is not loosened by the sun." Tl Oh Governor, this is the first time that the principal men of the Ngatiawa have written to you; and now, you return to your own land with the friendly assurances of the Ngatiawa Chiefs. You have already witnessed the regard of the Ngatiawa towards yourself, in giving up the lands at Port Nicholson, Nelson, Whanganui, and New Plymouth. The love which some tribes profess for you O Governor which we see in the newspapers is mere outside show in comparison to ours. i This means, that the sentiments of atfection here expressed are not hypocritical. 1-The " evil" here spoken of, refers to the late disturbances in the North and South, in which the tribes residing at New Plymouth took no part. 1 That is, our regard for you is discoverable by our actions. The shining of the sun is an allusion to the establishment of peace, which is attributed exclusively to Sir George Grey. The translator is familiar with the word " Ngatiawa" which represents Q numerous tribe inhabiting the shores of the Bay of Plenty, extending to various districts in the interior of the country. The writers of this...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236791320
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