Downes, T. W.
A series of public addresses or articles for a newspaper written by T W Downes in which the writer relates stories told to him by Maori. Most stories relate to the Rangitikei, Whanganui, Taumarunui areas.
1. Mowhata (Moffet): The story of the trader's interaction with Maori, as told by Puanaki (son of Wiri) and the event which eventually lead to his death in Taumaranui (mss and typescript)
2. A Maori Epicure: The story of an overnight stay at Papakai and a conversation with an unidentified Maori host in which he talks of canabalism (mss and typescript)
3. Swimming: the story of Rau-o-te-rangi's swim from Kapiti to Waikanae (original typescript and new typescript)
Kimihia: the story of the elopement of Kimihia (mss and typscript)
Maeroero: the story of of how Tukoio fought Maeroero
Tamati; a description of Tamati who lived on the Whanganui River.
The Revenge of Taukai: a story how Taukai took revenge on those who had slain his family (mss and typescript)
Rarotonga - First Impressions: Downes writes of a visit to Rarotonga (mss and typescript)
Notes Concerning the Whanganui Tohunga Te Kere: The story of Te Kere's escape from European sailors, of finding his uncle Tawarahi, how he gave a horse to Titokowaru, fighting between Te Kere and Topine te Manaku, the Ohura fight of 1864 (Ohura Mill) (original typescript and new typescript)
The Death of Kataho: the story of an end to a feud (C1833)