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He matenga Totika (Happy Deaths) - unpublished work by William Colenso

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Identifier: 2020-032

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An Unpublished work by Colenso consisting of accounts of the deaths of some 25 converts to Christianity translated and composed by Colenso. The first part is concerned with cases from foreign parts but 11 Maori notices are included from p63 onwards, including that of Karepa Te Hiaro followed by Mo Makareta Te Hiakai beginning on p 124 and not completed, p 132 ending in the middle of a sentence. This is a complete uncut copy if cut down centre there would be two copies of each page. Pagination 1-52, 55-74,77-96,99-102,105-108,111-124, 127-132p. "Colenso left a large number of these leaves in separate packets, some of which were marked "He matenga totika" and some "Happy Deaths". . . It is probable, therefore that he worked off a leaf from time to time and theat the work was incomplete when his connexion with the Mission terminated abruptly in December 1852 . . . " Taken from the Auctioneers catalogue A+O catalouge 123, object 231.

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  • 1852