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    An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Maori Life: Taonga Tuku Iho (Paperback) By (author) A.W. Reed, Edited by Buddy Mikaere

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    DescriptionThe first paperback edition of this classic A.W. Reed title remains true to the original vision - to create a highly accessible reference to the traditional life and customs of Maori. Taonga Tuku Iho translates to 'treasures from the past that have been handed down to us'. This superb resource of information about early Maori is now available to a wider audience. Originally published in 1963 (and reprinted every two to three years until the early 1980s), with a second edition published in 2002, the book has been edited and updated by Buddy Mikaere and repackaged with an attractive new softcover. The text is arranged in alphabetical entries that cover agriculture, fishing, gardening, hunting, games, building, craft, forest lore and ceremony - all the major elements of pre-European Maori life. Detailed and instructive line drawings appear on almost every page. Colour and black and white photographs of Maori artefacts are inserted as wraps. From visitors to New Zealand to Kiwi natives, children to adults, this easy-to-follow home reference guide is ideal for anybody interested in learning more about Maori culture and customs.

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    An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Maori Life
    Taonga Tuku Iho
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.W. Reed, Edited by Buddy Mikaere
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9781869663612
    ISBN 10: 1869663616

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
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    BIC E4L: SOC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
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    DC23: 305.899442
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    photographs, line drawings
    New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Holland Publishers (Nz) Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Well known for his association with AH and AW Reed, the former New Zealand publishing house, A.W. Reed specialised in writing books on Maori topics. He collected an immense amount of information about Maori people and their history and traditions, becoming a Maoritanga expert in the process. Buddy Mikaere of Ngati Pukenga and Ngati Ranginui descent has run an environmental consultancy with a national client base for the past 14 years; he is a well-respected historian and has published widely in his specialist field of 19th century race relations and on Maori history in general.