Subject Māori language
|Publisher George Howe|
A korao no New Zealand; or, the New Zealander's first book was written by Anglican missionary Thomas Kendall in 1815, and is the first book written in the Māori language. The full title is A korao no New Zealand, or, The New Zealander's first book : being an attempt to compose some lessons for the instruction of the natives.
Two hundred copies were printed in Sydney by missionary Samuel Marsden in 1815. The only known extant copy is held by Auckland War Memorial Museum. In 2014, the book was added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.