Coming of the Maori, The

Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck)
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The Coming of the Maori embodies the life-long research, study, considered opinions and conclusions of the greatest authority not only upon the Maori people and their history, traditions, customs, culture, social organisation, and economic life, but on the whole of Polynesia and the Polynesians.

HARDCOVER 551 pages, xxiv pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. #1120 (name on prelim.)

  • Book I. THE COMING OF THE MAORI
  • Introduction
  • 1. THE DISCOVERY OF NEW ZEALAND
  • The mythical origin
  • The discovery
  • 2. THE FIRST SETTLEMENT PERIOD
  • The Maui nation
  • The tangata whenua
  • The Moriori of the Chatham Islands
  • The Moa hunters
  • 3. THE SECOND SETTLEMENT PERIOD
  • The Toi expedition
  • The Whatonga expedition
  • The story of Manaia
  • Return voyages to Hawaiki
  • 4. THE THIRD SETTLEMENT PERIOD
  • The Hawaiki expedition
  • Hawaiki
  • Causes of migration
  • The canoes of the fleet
  • Canoe structure
  • The voyage
  • The landfall
  • Canoe settlement
  • North Auckland canoes
  • Fabulous canoes
  • Introduction of plants
  • Introduction of birds and animals
  • 5. THE MAORI PEOPLE
  • 6. MAORI SPEECH
  • The alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • The glottal closure
  • Letter changes
  • Consonants in different dialects
  • Subdialects
  • Grammar
  • Language affinities
  • Current speech
  • Book II. MATERIAL CULTURE
  • Introduction
  • 1. FOOD
  • Plant foods
  • Birds
  • Man
  • Mammals
  • Fish and shell fish
  • Cooking
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Wooden bowls
  • Change
  • 2. HOUSES
  • Lean-to shelters
  • Houses without walls
  • Walled houses
  • Common houses
  • Superior houses
  • The family sleeping house
  • The carved meeting house
  • Storehouses on piles
  • Discussion
  • From thatch to corrugated iron
  • 3. VILLAGES AND FORTS
  • 4. MATS

Additional Information

AuthorTe Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck)
PublisherWellington [N.Z.] : Maori Purposes Fund Board, Chr
Year Published1962
Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket

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