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The Resource The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions, by John White

The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions, by John White

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The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions
Title
The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions
Statement of responsibility
by John White
Title variation
  • Ko nga tatai korero whakapapa a te Maori me nga karakia o nehe a nga tohunga o Taki-tumu, ara o Horo-uta
  • Ko nga tatai korero whakapapa a te Maori me nga karakia o nehe a nga tohunga o Tai-nui
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Language
eng
Summary
"First published between 1887 and 1890, this six-volume work, containing Maori texts with English translations and commentary, and engraved illustrations, was one of the first printed records of the oral traditions of the Maori. The project was commissioned by the New Zealand government in 1879 when it was observed that, due to the introduction of European culture and education, indigenous traditions were in danger of dying out. The material was collected by John White (1826-91), an ethnographer, public servant and writer who had arrived in New Zealand as a boy and first began documenting Maori poetry in the 1840s. Volume 1, published in 1887, includes narratives about the Horouta canoe, the first Maori gods and the creation of humans. The preface explains that although by this time many Maori had become Christians, certain passages in the myths were still deemed too sacred (tapu) to be revealed to outsiders." --Back cover
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Dewey number
MAO 993.02 WHI
Index
no index present
Language note
In English and Māori
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge Library Collection
The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions, by John White
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The ancient history of the Maori, his mythology and traditions, by John White
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Horo-uta or Taki-tumu migration -- v. 2. Horo-uta or Taki-tumu migration -- v. 3. Horo-uta or Taki-tumu migration -- v. 4. Tai-nui -- v. 5. Tai-nui -- v. 6. Tai-nui
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978110803965
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
Digitally printed version.
Extent
6 volumes
Isbn
9781108039642
Isbn Type
(v. 6)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) UH214241

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