The image on the masthead of The Maori Messenger – Te Karere Maori is the royal coat of arms. The coat of arms was commonly used as the masthead for 19th-century government newspapers in Māori, and was also used on the New Zealand Gazette.
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Niupepa: Maori newspapers
Reference: The Maori Messenger: Te Karere Maori, 1 Hanuere (January), 1855, p.1
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