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Proofs of Colenso's New Testament (1st of 2)

Proofs of Colenso's New Testament

William Colenso's first major achievement as a printer was the 5,000 copies of the New Testament in Māori that he completed in December 1837. The photo shows a stack of proofs for that volume.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MS-2417

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Elizabeth Caffin, 'Publishing - Church and state: the first publishers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Elizabeth Caffin, published 22 Oct 2014