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A korao no New Zealand

A korao no New Zealand, or, The New Zealander's first book : being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives
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AuthorThomas Kendall
CountryAustralia
Language
  • English
  • Māori
SubjectMāori language
Published1815
PublisherGeorge Howe

A korao no New Zealand; or, the New Zealander's first book was written by Anglican missionary Thomas Kendall in 1815, and is the first book written in the Māori language.[1] The full title is A korao no New Zealand, or, The New Zealander's first book : being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives.

200 copies were printed in Sydney by missionary Samuel Marsden in 1815. The only known extant copy is held by Auckland War Memorial Museum.[2] In 2014, the book was added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.[3]

References

  1. ^ "A korao no New Zealand, 1815". Te Ara. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
  2. ^ Warren, Geraldine (May 20, 2015). "A korao no New Zealand". Auckland War Memorial Museum. Retrieved 2015-11-22.
  3. ^ "A korao no New Zealand". UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand. Retrieved 2015-11-22.