The Ancient History of the Maori, his Mythology and Traditions: Volume 2, Horo-uta or Taki-tumu Migration

The Ancient History of the Maori, his Mythology and Traditions: Volume 2, Horo-uta or Taki-tumu Migration

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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 2, published in 1887, focuses on narratives including Rona and the Moon, the many exploits of the hero Maui, and the myths of the original canoes, as well as songs, chants and invocations.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 b/w illus.
  • 1139108409
  • 9781139108409

Table of contents

1. Io; 2. Rona; 3. Tama-nui-a-raki and Mata-ora; 4. Niwa-reka, Hapopo, and Paoa; 5. Maui; 6. Maui; 7. Maui and Mahu-i-ka; 8. Ira-waru and Hina-uri; 9. Tini-rau and Hine-te-iwaiwa; 10. Hine-i-te-puwha; 11. Original canoes.show more