Describes the origins, physical type, technology, economy, warfare and art of the early Maori as interpreted from the archaeological record. Illustrated.
Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
The author explores and explains ancient Maori sites using his own photographs to reveal the outlines of Maori pa, beach camps, hunting sites, places where stone tools were quarried, Maori landmarks and sacred places. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Some fxing.
Bush Press, Auckland, 1989. Softback, 111 pages. SECONDHAND
Archeologist Trotter and artist McCulloch describe the Maori prehistoric rock art of New Zealand. Includes examples from North Otago, South Canterbury, Weka Pass, Benmore area, Kaingaroa, Chatham Islands dendroglyphs, Awamoko, Kaikoura, Taranaki, Raglan, Lake Okataina, Kaingaroa, Lake Taupo and Lake Tarawera.
A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback. Illustrated. 87 Pages. SECONDHAND
These drawings, mainly in North Otago and Canterbury are amoung the oldest signs of human presence in the land. Here are photographs and detailed copy drawings of an interesting selection of them.
GP Books, Wellington, 1989. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
Combines Maori oral tradition with geological, archaeological and anthropological evidence to describe the impact tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes had on Maori from prehistoric times to the 18th century. ‘Essential reading for anyone living within 300 metres of the shoreline’.
Auckland University Press, 2007. Softback. 298 pages. NEW
Two papers, one describing the fortifications of the Okato District and the other the fortifications of the Tataraimaka District, Taranaki. Illustrated.
Auckland Institute and Museum, 1982 and 1983. Softbacks. 39 pages and 53 pages. SECONDHAND
Looks at the origins and development of Maori canoes, the different types, the spirituall dimension and post European changes. Also describes the history of waka racing. Illustrations.
Macmillan New Zealand Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
The Coming of the Maori by Te Rangi Hiroa Sir Peter Buck. Maori history from the discovery of New Zealand, includes Maori speech, food, houses, mats, weaving, clothing, tools, canoes, fishing, games, music, weapons, decoration, art, family, religion and warfare.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 551 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthropological memoir of Maori life and custom by an author who was director of the colonial museum and promotor of Maori culture at exhibitions, most notably at the New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07. Scarce with such a fine dustjacket.
Seeley Service and Co., Ltd., London, 1927. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND
"An account of a highly attractive, intelligent people, their doubtful origin, their customs & ways of living, art, methods of warfare, hunting & other characteristics mental & physical." First published in 1927 this is a facsimile reprint.
Kiwi Reprints, Christchurch. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 287 pages. NEW
One of the classic 19C works on Maori life and culture by one of the leading NZ scholars of his day. Cowan covers origins, tapu, maketu, poetry, whakatauki, moko, cultivation of kumara, the tangi etc.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1930. Hardback, no dust jacket. 266 pages. SECONDHAND
The Wharekura and the Gods of Hawaiki, Legends of Hawaiki, Canoes of the Migration, Legends of Aotearoa. Illustrations from photographs by Arthur Isles of Rotorua. General wear.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1904. Hardback. 451 pages. SECONDHAND
Text of a lecture delivered by White to the Young Men's Christian Association at the Odfellows Hall, Auckland, 20th June, 1856. First published then, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 33page, with new index. NEW
Maori Life in Ao-Tea by Johannes C. Andersen. A comprehensive survey of Maori history, foods, fowling, tattoing, waeving, mythology, building, warfare and ceremonies. Illustrated, contains a genealogy of Maori gods.
Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch. Hardback. 675 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND.
A scholarly attempt to describe the ancient Maori people in their every day life and customs, sayings, mana, legends and folk lore. First published in 1907 this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 675 pages. NEW
Surveys Maori as seafarers, colonisers, tradional learning, whare wananga, cosmology, anthropogeny, myths, religion, magic, social customs, sickness, death, burial, arts, games, music, science, agriculture, architecture, fishing, woodcraft, textile arts, adornment. First published in 1924. Two volume set.
Polynesian Society, Wellington, 1942. Hardbacks with dust-jackets. Vol. I, 528 pages, Vol. II, 636 pages. SECONDHAND
Surveys Maori as seafarers, colonisers, traditional learning, whare wananga, cosmology, anthropogeny, myths, religion, magic, social customs, sickness, death, burial, arts, games, music, science, agriculture, architecture, fishing, woodcraft, textile arts, adornment. First published in 1924, this is a facsimile reprint of that edition. Two volume set.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2011. Softbacks. Vol. I, 528 pages, Vol. II, 637 pages. NEW
"Mythology, Traditional History, Folk-Lore, Poetry, Maori-Polynesian Historical Traditions and Stories of Old New Zealand." Illustrations by Stuart Peterson. FIRST EDITION. Fine condition.
Harry H. Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1930. 2 Volumes. Hardback, no dust jackets as issued. 320 & 285 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and authorititive collection of Maori tradition and folklore with artistic illustrations by Stuart Peterson. First published in 1930, with an index for the first time.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1913. Softback. 446 pages, with index. NEW
An account of the discovery and settlement of Polynesia in ancient times by sailors so expert in navigation that Sir Peter Buck described them as vikings of the sunrise. The history, navigational knowledge and traditions associated with the first fleet to discover Tonga, the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Easter Island, Samoa, Hawaii and the Marquesas. First published in 1938.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 339 pages. SECONDHAND.
A concise and comprehensive account of Maori life, lore, religion and culture as it appeared to a knowledgable European New Zealand author at the beginning of the twentieth century. 16 interesting photograph plates. Bagnall T705.
A. D. Willis, Wanganui, 1904. Hardback, no dust jacket. 592 pages. SECONDHAND
Treasury of Maori Folklore by A.W. Reed. A comprehensive and authoratitve survey of Maori myths, legends, folklore and religious beliefs. 1974 reprint of 1963 first edition.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 491 pages. SECONDHAND
An interesting collection of Maori folk tales handed down in the oral tradition and collected by Grace, with the help of Karepa te Whetu, around 1900. First published in 1907 this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 257 pages. NEW
Folk-lore, fairy tales, traditions and place names of the scenic wonderland of the South Island. The text is divided into three parts, the lakes, the alps and the fiords.
Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1945. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 150 pages. SECONDHAND
A dictionary of Maori with Polynesian comparisons including Samoan, Tahitian, Hawaiian, Tongan, Rarotongan, Marquesan, Mangarevan, Paumotan and Moriori equivalents. Includes days of the moon, genealogies, plus a geographical and dialect index. Bagnall T703. Some splits to spine.
Lyon and Blair, Wellington, 1891. Hardback. 675 pages. SECONDHAND
A monumental work of Polynesian philology by a fromer secretary of the New zealand Polynesian Society, with an introductory text, the dictionary, index and additional and unique manuscript notes by W.H. Sherwood Roberts. First published in 1891, this is a facimile of that edition with additions.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 675 pages. NEW
An extensive introduction to Maori place-names, personal names, and names of colours, weapons and natural objects. First published by the Polynesian Society of New Zealand in 1942, this is a facimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 492 pages. NEW
"A fragment intended to increase the sympathetic interest in the belief and the philosophy of the Polynesians, an interest that has for some time been active." First published in 1948 this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 135 pages. NEW
This well illustrated book is the closest there has ever been to a complete book on Maori tattoo or moko. It provides a history of the practice, explores some contemporary cultural and spiritual issues, and relates dozens of stories from wearers and artists. First published in 2007 this is the softback edition.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 240 pages. NEW
A detailed guide to Maori myths and legends, religious beliefs, folk lore and history. More than 380 entries, arranged alphabetically, reveal the subtlety of the traditional Maori view of the world. Includes more than 240 illustrations and a comprehensive index. First edition, signed by the author.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 274 pages. SECONDHAND
Provides a detailed guide to Maori myths and legends, religious beliefs, folklore and history. More than 380 entries, arranged alphabetically, reveal the subtlety and complexity of the traditional Maori view of the world. Includes more than 240 illustrations and a comprehensive index.
Canterbury University Press, Canterbury. Softback. 274 pages. NEW.
This book honours both the man who once carried the name Ko Tawa, Captain Gilbert Mair, and the many significant Maori ancestors, taonga, that entered his remarkable life. Mair's feats of oratory, with weapon and with pen remain a core foundation to New Zealand life and history.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2006. Softback. 192 pages. NEW.
The adventures of runaway sailor Rutherford who lived amoung the Maori of the Poverty Bay region in the turbulent times of the 1820s before returning to England where he became a figure of great curiosity. Slght staining to bottom of boards.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1908. Hardback, no dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND
The letters of Marsden (1765-1838) who was senior Chaplin in the colony of New South Wales and Superintendent of the mission of the Church Missionary Society in New Zealand. No. 29 of the first edition of 1000 copies. Signed by the author.
Otago University Council, Dunedin, 1932. Hardback. 580 pages. SECONDHAND
The dramatic story of the three missionary agents placed by Marsden in the Bay of Islands on his first visit to New Zealand. Companion volume to 'Letters and Journals of Samuel Marsden'. No. 639 of a limited edition of 1000, signed by the author.
Otago University Council, Dunedin, 1934. Hardback, no dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND
Based on Taylor's diaries and letters this is an account of a complex man, missionary, land speculator, trader, ethnographer, scientist and writer. Taylor was present at the Treaty of Waitangi discussions and made the final copy on parchment.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2004. Softback. 352 pages. SECONDHAND
Fresh perspectives on the missionary story, from the lead-up to Samuel Marsden's first sermon; the struggle for survival and understanding, to the dramatic events that unfolded around the Treaty of Waitangi and the disillusionment that led to the land wars.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 367 pages. NEW
Written after six and a half years with the Church Mission Society's mission in New Zealand, this book treats of Maori society at a time of rapid change and the author's descriptions are among the earliest recorded from the nineteenth century. First published in 1835, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 310 pages. SECONDHAND
A rare and unprejudiced account of the manners and customs of the Maori in the initial period of contact with Europeans written by a Marist missionary in the Hokianga.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 84 pages. SECONDHAND
In 1902 two young Ngati Poru men wrote about their travel experiences. They were part of a contingent of 32 Maori soldiers sent to London for the coronation celebrations of King Edward VII. They also travelled to the German spa town of Homberg. Original Maori text with a English translation. Illustrated.
Clerestory Press, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 140 pages. SECONDHAND
The background to the Christian Mission in New Zealand, the cultural reasons why Maori chose to identify with the Israelites of ancient times and the religious aspects of the Maori movements in the colonial period.
Tauranga Moana Press, 1985. Softback. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the Ringatu faith that arose as a concequence of Maori contact and conflict with expansionist Europeans in colonial New Zealand. First published in 1998.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 126 pages. NEW
A ground breaking study of the Pai Marire or Hauhau Maori movement of the 1860s. Pai Marire is shown as being in search of ways of meeting European domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on Maori terms, and without compromising Maori identity. Illustrated.
Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the fortified villages of the Maori in pre-European and modern times, illustrating methods of defence by means of ramparts, fosses, scarps and stockades. Bulletin No 6,
Museum (N.Z.). (Bagnall B747). , Board of Maori Ethnological Research for the
Museum, Whitcombe and Tombs, 1927. This is the reprint edition.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket, illustrated, maps. 459 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive illustrated record of traditional Maori string figures, Maori string designs and Maori string tricks. Vol 2 of the Memoirs of the Board of Maori Ethnological Research.
Board of Maori Ethnological Research, Wellington, 1927. Hardback, no dust jacket. 173 pages. SECONDHAND
Maori Music with it's Polynesian background. Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, Volume 10. A substantial work from one of the great early pakeha scholars of Maori culture.
Thomas Avery & Sons, New Plymouth, 1934. Hardback, no dust jacket. 483 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of Maori music based on research dating from the time of Cook's voyages. Also includes Maori dance and Polynesian instruments. Originally published as Vol 10 of the Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, 1934. This is a facsimile reprint.
Catsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softcovers, illustrated, 483 pages. NEW
This book is in two parts. The first concerns traditional music and dance, instruments, styles and performance, contexts and teaching and learning. The second part concerns European influences, especially hymnody, and records the development of modern genres, concert parties, etc.
Auckland University Press, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 418 pages. AS NEW
A well illustrated history and detailed description of the great carved house that was completed in 1874.
Polynesian Society, Wellington, 1956. Card covers. 34 pages. SECONDHAND
An account and an analysis of the major traditions of Maori wood carving as exemplified by the Ngati Tarawhai carvers of the Rotorua district in the central north island. An important, impressive and scholarly work. First published in hardback, 2001.
Auckland University Press, 2008. Softback. 424 pages. NEW
Origional work by noted scholar Elsdon Best who spent years in close contact with Maori of the Urewera.
Dominion Museum Monograph, No. 1. Wellington, 1954. 42 pages. Softback. SECONDHAND
Draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fish in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and kokopu were of great importance in the traditional diet of Maori, who knew the places where, and the seasons when, these fish could be harvested.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2011. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 832 pages. SECONDHAND
Monograph by noted scholar Elsdon Best who spent years in close contact with Maori in the Urewera.
Dominion Museum Monograph, No.5, Wellington, 1954. Softback. 67 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of a wonderfully curious character, tracing Marmon's life and times in the early days of Maori and European contact in the Bay of Islands, and conflict in the years before the Treaty of Waitangi.
Penguin Group NZ, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 272 pages. SECONDHAND
Te Rauparaha A New Perspective by Patricia Burns. A very fine condition copy of what is still the best and most comprehensive biography of one of the most well known figures in New Zealand history.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 346pp. AS NEW.
Describes Te Rauparaha's life from the time of his birth being foretold, threough inter tribal conflict, migration, settlement on Kapati and into the period of colonisation.
Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2010. Softback, illustrated, 303 pages. NEW
"Being reminiscences of a twelve months' companionship with them, from their arrival in Christchurch in April 1882, untill their return to Parihaka in March, 1888." First published in 1888, this is a facsimile reprint.
Kiwi Reprints, Christchurch. Hardback, no dust jacket. 136 pages. NEW
From 1844 German missionany priest Riemenschneider worked amoung the Maori at Warea, Taranaki for 14 years, before moving to Otago where he died in 1866. This the first account of his work at an interesting period of Maori-Pakeha relations.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SEDCONDHAND
The narrative of a remarkable life. The author was appointed Maori organiser for the Women's Christian Temperence Union in 1913 and travelled extensively in the lawless gumfields of the far north, she later farmed in the Coromandel. The narrative is based on Te Maari's diary and is illustrated with historic photographs.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
Buck trained as a doctor before becoming an anthropologist who specialised in Polynesian culture and finnished his career at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1971.Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 314 pages. SECONDHAND
Pere (1837-1915) was a leader at a time of great challeng and change who entered Parliament in 1884. This is an account of his life and contribution to the Maori people. Includes a detailed whakapapa.
Libro International, Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 440 pages, reproduction deeds in pocket to rear. NEW
A biography of the great Maori leader and statesman Wiremu Tamihana who played a crucial role in North Island politics during the period of turmoil in the 1850s and 1860s. First published in 1963, this is a facimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 200 pages. NEW
Tamihana's careet was forged at the core of intense nineteenth century political and social pressures. Out of this came a very important body of correspondance, Tamihana's elegantly phrased letters, here published with an historical commentry.
Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2002. Softback. 544 pages. SECONDHAND
'Preserves the essential wisdom of an ancient culture and the identity of a modern people.' The traditions and history of the people of the Waikato from the Tainui canoe to the King Movement. Contains many genealogicall tables. First published bt the Polynesian Society in 1949, this is a facsimle reprint of the 1949 first edition.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback.. 479 pages. NEW
This is the bilingual collection of the histories, genealogies, songs and chants of the Tainui people decended from the occupants of the Tainui canoe, who arrived at and settled the area around the Kaawhia Harbour about 1300AD. First edition.
Auckland University Press, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 402 pages. SECONDHAND
Historic places of the Tainui people in the valleys of Waipa and Waikato, the Hauraki Plains and Coromandel Peninsula, the harbours of Waitemata and Manukau, the islands of Waiheke and Aotea (Great Barrier), the King country and the west coast to south of Tongaporutu. 300 colour illustrations.
Tohu Publishers, Otorohanga, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 301 pages. SECONDHAND
Tamihana was the dynamic force behind the King movement, was a statesman of rare quality and vision, Selwyn and Grey found their intellectual equal. This is the biography of a remarkable man.
A.H. amd A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND.
Gorst tells from first-hand knowledge, the story of the King Movement and the background of events which led up to the Waikato War. An important document of New Zealand history. First published in 1864, this edition includes additional material.
Paul's Book Arcade, Hamilton, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 284 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
An illustrated biography of Te Puea Herangi who secured the survival of the Maori King movement and has been described as possibly the most influential woman in New Zealand's political history.
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 331 pages. SECONDHAND
Mantell was among the first English colonists to arrive in New Zealand, landing in Welligton in 1840. By the time of his death in 1895, he had become well known as a Maori claims commissioner, as a scientist and as a politician.
Panuitia Press, Lower Hutt, 2010. Softback. 447 pages. NEW
Encircled Lands Te Urewera 1820-1921 by Judith Binney. Describes the history of the Tuhoe from the time of first European contact in the 19th century until 1921.
Bridget Williams, Wellington, 2009. Hardback with dust-jacket, 670 pages. NEW
"Traces the songs, the narratives and the pathways by which the nineteenth century Maori leader Te Kooti sought to give the land and his people new life". An important historical biography of a most significant figure in New Zealand history. First published in 1995.
Bridget Williams Books Ltd., Wellington, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 666 pages. NEW
The first serious, comparative study of Rua Kenana, and the millenarian movement associated with his name. As a prophet he led his followers to a new promised land at Maungapohatu. In 1916 he was the target of an armed police raid that led to the longest trial in New Zealand's history.
Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 328 pages. SECONDHAND
Elsdon Best is remembered today for his study of Maori language, lore and culture and for his many publications on Maori. This book describes the traveller, adventurere, bushman and devoted ethnologist.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND
Explores the relationship between pakeha anthropologist Elsdon Best and Tuhoe chief Tutakangahau who gave Best the stories which he eventually published and which are so pervasive today in our understanding of 'the old time Maori'.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 344 pages. NEW
This history of Te Arawa, who today occupy the Rotorua lakes district and part of the central Bay of Plenty coastline, is notable for its readable scholarship. The author has included genealogies, as well as chants and prayers (with translations where possible). Published 1967. FIRST EDITION.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington. Hardback with worn dust jacket. 573 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of one of New Zealand's first international media celebrities. Initially known as the Whakarewarewa guide Maggie Papakura she pioneered the Maori concert party and toured in Australia and England. She then married into Oxfordshire landed gentry and became a student at Oxford University. A remarkable woman. Published 2007. FIRST EDITION.
Random House, Auckland. Softback. 216 pages. NEW.
A history of the Taranaki Maori iwi traditionally decended from the Aotea canoe. Includes histories of Hawaiki, Turi and the journey to New Zealand, and exploring and naming the west coast.
Lyttelton Times Print, Christchurch, 1924. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 242 pages. SECONDHAND
Traces the history and traditions of the central North Island/Manawatu Rangitani tribe and records important whakapapa, legends, proverbs and waiata. A work of detailed painstaking research and great scolarship.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 292 pages. SECONDHAND
Takitumu by Tiki Hikawera Mitira (J. H. Mitchell). The migration of the Ngati Kahungunu people from Hawaiki to Aotearoa with a history of the New Zealand born ancestors. Includes genealogy tables. First published in 1943. This is a new facsimile edition, and for the first time there is a full index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 400 pages with index. NEW.
An invaluable regional history and a study of localMaori culture since the earliest times. The result of sixteen years of research by the late J. Buchanan. Illustrations. A very fine copy.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND
Analyzes Maori protest movements from 1891-1909 and how Maori society adapted to the challenges by combining European political techniques and new economic enterprise with traditional leadership and social values. A ground breaking study.
Oxford University Press, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND
The lore, traditions and history of southern Maori from the beginnings, and an account of the successive waves of invasion and conquest, culminating with first contact with Europeans. First published in 1954, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 70 pages, with index. NEW
The fruit of years of research, the author traces the development of the early Christian mission to the Maori of the South Island and the impact of the missions on early New zealand society. First published in 1954, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 187 pages. NEW
A collection of essays focusing on the nineteenth century history of Maori in the South Island, Te Wai Pounamu and on Maori/Pakeha relations at this crucial time.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 1999. Softback. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive history of the display of Maori culture and artifacts from the nineteenth century to today and active Maori engagement with the colonial culture of display.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2007. Softback. 241 pages. NEW
This book provides an interesting social history of Maori through photography. An unrivalled means of documenting change and development during the nineteenth century. Illustrated throughout with unique New Zealand photographs.
Millwood Press, Wellington. Hardback with good dust-jacket. 121 pages. SECONDHAND
The elders of Waitaha share their ancient and sacred lore for the first time. Bound in secrecy for centuries, protected through the ages by those who gave their lives to keep it safe, this knowledge travels out of the past to be revealed in Song of Waitaha. First edition 1989.
Ngatapuwae Trust, Christchurch. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND.
Archaeologist and historian Barry Brailsford describes five ancient Maori and North American Indian trails, sacred knowledge shared with the author by tribal elders. Includes a bookmark signed by the author and decorated with a piece of pounamu (greenstone) from a Westland riverbed.Stoneprint Press, Hamilton, 1995. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Nga Waka O Nehera, the first voyaging canoes. Brings together all the written traditions about early Polynesian voyages to New Zealand. Contains an alphabetical list of 200 waka, including waka related to the Chatham Islands, lists of crew members associated with waka and maps of landing sites. Cover marked, original owner's name on front endpaper, text crisp.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1997. Softback, illustrated, 223 pages. SECONDHAND