Booklet, Three Literary Papers
Paper I. On Nomenclature. Part I. On Matters Relating to the Māori Tongue. 1. Of Errors on the part of Foreigners and Colonists, arising from their ignorance of the Māori language; especially of Māori proper names of person, places and things; 2. Of pure Māori names, and of their derivation, early given by the Māoris themselves to introduced European novelties. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 10 July 1883.
Paper II (in continuation). 3. Of the unmeaning gibberish, or broken-English words and phrases, now used by the Government and by the colonists in their higher transactions with the Maoris. Part. II. On certain Colonial alterations and innovations made in the English and other Western languages. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 11 September 1882.
Paper III. A few remarks on the hackneyed quotation of MacCaulay's New Zealander. By William Colenso. Read before the Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute, 12 June 1882.