An Old New Zealander

An Old New Zealander

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"[...]the tradition is interesting, as indicating the existence on their route of a people fairer than themselves, and the fact that they must have come into close personal contact with them. A careful reflection upon the probable circumstances attending the story of how Kahu-kura captured one of the fairy's nets inclines us to the opinion that it is the first evidence we have of the contact of the Indian branch of the Polynesian race with their whiter predecessors. These they would meet in island after island as they moved down the Pacific towards Fiji, which group they are believed to have occupied about A.D. 450. Like all other dates connected with Polynesian migrations, this one can only be approximate, for the people were without any mode of reckoning time, except by reference to ancestral lines. But there is traditional[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 413g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507670044
  • 9781507670040