ARC2013_1580.jpg Pānuitanga, Tiaki Kemetoro. Collection of Puke Ariki (ARC2013-1580).

This small leaflet was found inside an old book at New Plymouth's 2006 24 Hour Book Sale. It is an advertisement for the establishment of a shoe store in Waitara and is written entirely in te reo Māori, including some transliterations of store names. The leaflet is translated as:


To the Māori of Waitara and surrounding area

Tiaki Kemetoro [personal name]

(former agent of Reni & Co.)

Announce the establishment of my stall/store

Shoes/boots for men, women and small children

Stock is new, quality, value for money

My stall/store is in a branch of Tititini [unknown] and in the store of Hamana [Hannahs?]

From your friend

Tiāki Kemetoro

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