This pupil's copybook includes the text 'Na te Atua pai' from 29 January 1828, and on 7 February 1828, 'E Atua pai tenei ana.' The first phrase translates as 'This was done by our great God'. The second is oddly phrased, but may mean, 'This is our great God who has done this thing'. This is an early example of Māori learning to write – often, at first, from missionaries.
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