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PAIPERA TAPU
Anonymous
$250.00

Mission Society Bible in Maori, Inscription front free end paper ''Hoani Horowe, Whakatu''. Full leather binding, cracking to rear hinge, chips at head of spine. Scarce

The British and Foreign Bible Society, London, 1887. Hardback, full leather binding. Gilding to edges. 885 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST NEW ZEALANDERS
Philip Houghton
ISBN0340252413
$37.50

An archaeological and anthropological study of pre-European remains in New Zealand, which provides information on the physical life led by the early Maori, and what affected them.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE BEGINNING The Archaeology of the Maori
John Wilson, editor
ISBN9780140102338
$32.50

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


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HOSTILE SHORES, CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN PREHISTORIC NEW ZEALAND
Bruce McFadgen
ISBN 9781869403904
$49.99

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


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NGA WAKA MAORI Maori Canoes
Anne Nelson
ISBN9780333416471
$45.00

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


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POLYNESIAN VOYAGERS
Elsdon Best
710270021
$42.50

Monograph by noted scholar Elsdon Best who spent years in close contact with Maori in the Urewera. Maori navigation, exploration and colonisation.

Dominion Museum Monograph, No.5, Wellington, 1923. Softback. 54 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND MYTH
D R Simmons (Rawiri Te Puru Terehou)
ISBN0589009494
$110.00

Study of the discovery and origin traditions of the Maori. Includes genealogies of the Canoes, extensive bibliography, the arrival from Hawaiki etc. Scarce. A few chips to the dust jacket.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 504 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND MYTH
D R Simmons (Rawiri Te Puru Terehou)
ISBN9781877346026
$75.00

A study of the discovery and origin traditions of the Maori. Includes genealogies of the Canoes, extensive bibliography, tribal accounts of the arrival from Hawaiki etc.First published in 1976, this is a facsimile of the original edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback, 504 pages. NEW

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T. E. Donne
ISBN9781869640209
$60.00

"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


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THE MAORI YESTERDAY AND TODAY
James Cowan
110290623
$95.00

One of the classic 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 with dust jacket. 266 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI LORE. The Traditions of the Maori People
James Izett
11028031
$175.00
$125.00

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. THIS COPY LACKS the title page.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1904. Hardback, no dust jacket. 451 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI LIFE AND CUSTOM
W J Phillipps
510270131
$42.50

A complete guide to traditional Maori life and custom by an ethnologist of the Dominion Museum and protege of Elsdon Best. All aspects of  Maori social and economic life. Illustrated in line drawings.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket.  180 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI SUPERSTITIONS
John White
ISBN97818773460905
$30.00

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


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TAONGA MAORI IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM
Dorota C Starzecka, Roger Neich, Mick Pendergrast
ISBN9781877385766
$125.00

Descriptive catalogue of the Maori artefacts in the British Museum. Illustrations in colour and black and white. With exhaustive appendices and glossaries on Maori terminology etc. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

 Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages + 200 plates. SECONDHAND


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TOI ORA Ancestral Maori Treasures
Edited by Arapata Hakiwai and Huhana Smith
ISBN9781877385346
$47.50

Over 120 taonga tuku iho, described with their provenance and photographed. From the Te Papa collection there are carvings, weapons, waka huia, jewellery, and taonga, tools used by tohunga, and tools for tä moko.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2008. Softback. 198 pages. SECONDHAND


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KAI TAHU TAOKA
Otago Museum
ISBN0790011026
$95.00

Kai Tahu Taoka is a collection of Kai Tahu (Ngai Tahu) treasures held in Otago Museum. The taonga include carvings, jewellery, garments, waka in wood, bone, pounamu, feathers and fibre. A photographic catalogue of the material culture of Otago Maori.

Reed Books, Auckland, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI GODSTICKS IN VARIOUS COLLECTIONS
T Barrow
610280011
$95.00

Photographs, diagrams and descriptions of 14 Maori Godsticks. Second part of a study of the collection of Rev. Richard Taylor. These heathen fertility idols were discarded upon conversion to Christianity. Dominion Museum Records in Ethnology Vol. 1 No. 6.

Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1961. Softback, 36 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI HEI-TIKI
H.D. Skinner and D.R. Simmons
610280012
$95.00

A study of the design, and a description of early hei-tiki. Special reference to the collection in the Otago Museum. Illustrations of 40 tiki. Second edition in a revised form.

Otago Museum, Dunedin, 1966. Softback, 30 pages. SECONDHAND

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MAORI LIFE IN AOTEA
Johannes C. Andersen
ISBN9781877151484
$90.00

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


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ECONOMICS OF THE NEW ZEALAND MAORI
Raymond Frith with preface by R H Tawney
510290424
$55.00

Anthropological study of the economy of pre-European Maori. The sociology of work, trade, land ownership etc. Religious and cultural aspects. Reprint of the second edition of Primitive Economics of the New Zealand Maori. First printedin 1929, this is a rewritten New Edition.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 519 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI Two Volumes
Elsdon Best
ISBN9781877346354 ISBN9781877346392
$120.00

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


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LEGENDS OF THE MAORI Volume I, Mythology, Folklore, Tradition and Poetry
Maui Pomare and James Cowan
ISBN9781877346422
$90.00

A comprehensive and authorititive collection of Maori tradition and folklore with artistic illustrations by Stuart Peterson. First published in 1930 without an index, this is a facsimile reprint of the original text, with a substantial and completely new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 446 pages, with index. NEW


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LEGENDS OF THE MAORI Volume II, Mythology, Folklore, Tradition and Poetry
Maui Pomare and James Cowan
ISBN9781927203002
$90.00

A comprehensive and authoritative collection of Maori folklore and tradition with artistic illustrations by Stuart Peterson. First published in 1930 without an index, this is a facsimile reprint of the original text, with a substatial and completely new index. Includes a folding genealogy chart of the principal families of Ngati Toa.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 393 pages, with index. NEW


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POLYNESIAN MYTHOLOGY
Sir George Grey
910221311332
$30.00

Polynesian mythology and ancient traditional history of the New Zealand race, as furnished by their priests and chiefs. Translation of 23 legends as given in Grey's Ko nga mahinga a nga tupuna. Illustrated New Zealand Edition 1956.

Whitcombe and Tombs Limited, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAP DRAWN BY THE CHIEF TUKI-TAHUA IN 1793
R.R.D. Milligan, edited by John Dunmore
610211211
$255.00

Facinating account of a map drawn by the kidnapped captive Tukitahua at Norfolk Island in 1793. It was made on paper and is the oldest surviving map drawn by a New Zealander. Limited numbered edition of 250 copies, this is no. 56. Good copy and very uncommon.

Estate of R.R.D. Milligan, Mangonui, 1964. Softback. 146 duplicated text pages with a few photograph plates. SECONDHAND


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TREASURY OF MAORI EXPLORATION
A.W. Reed
ISBN058900977X
$55.00

"What I have tried to do is to present the story of what the first Polynesian settlers sid when they reached New Zealand." These are tales of infinite variety and imagination.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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FOLK-TALES OF THE MAORI
A.A. Grace
ISBN9781877346194
$70.00

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


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MAORI PLACE-NAMES
Johannes Andersen
ISBN9781877151477
$90.00

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


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THE MAORI TOHUNGA
Johannes C. Andersen
ISBN9781877346064
$60.00

"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



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TA MOKO, THE ART OF MAORI TATTOO
D R Simmons
ISBN9780474000447
$47.50

Well illustrated account of 18th and 19th century Maori tattooing, including male and female moko. Accounts from the time of Cook onwards. Illustrations include carvings, portraits and photographs.

Reed Methuen, Auckland, 1986. Softback. 183 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOKO - MAORI TATTOO
Tame Iti, Pita Turei and Nichole MacDonald
ISBN9783908161967
$120.00

A collection of photographs of personal Moko together with stories of the sitters. The entire work is dedicated to the return of the mokomokai to their homeland. THIS BOOK is large and will require additional postage for overseas destinations.

Edition Stemmle, New York, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 142 pages. SECONDHAND


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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF MAORILAND
A W Reed illustrated by Dennis Turner
610250422
$35.00

The most readable collection of Maori folk tales, a classic with pen and ink illustrations. Includes the mythology of creation, the natural world of plants and birds and the supernatural world of fairy and taniwha. First published in 1946, revised and enlarged since.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI AS HE WAS A Brief account of Maori Life as it was in Pre-European days
Elsdon Best
510280525
$75.00

An account of Maori life in pre-European days. Settlement legends, mythology and folklore, religion, social life, art and customs. The first edition.

Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1924. Hardback without dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI AS HE WAS
Elsdon Best
0091
$65.00
$45.00

A brief account of Maori life as it was in pre-European days. Elsdon Best was a noted pakeha scholar of all things Maori; a classic work. Third impression. Originally printed in 1924, this copy is a facsimile reprint.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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HONGI HIKA Warrior Chief
Dorothy Cloher
ISBN9780143770732
$50.00

The biography of the Ngapuhi chief who was at the forefront of early European Maori contact and who visited Britain in 1820. He also led his tribe on their devastating raids during the Musket Wars and was feared throughout the north. Illustrations.

Viking Penguin, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 351 pages. NEW


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JOHN RUTHERFORD THE WHITE CHIEF
James Drummond, editor
210240803
$65.00

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.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1908. Hardback, no dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARSDEN'S LIEUTENANTS
J.R. Elde
910221311509
$75.00

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'. A limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. This copy un-numbered. No dust jacket.

Otago University Council, Dunedin, 1934. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND

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MARSDEN'S LIEUTENANTS
J.R. Elder
310280312
$145.00

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'. A limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, signed by the author. THIS COPY No. 639 has some damage to the dust jacket.

Otago University Council, Dunedin, 1934. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE HAHI WETERIANA
George I. Laurenson
410250913
$47.50

A very well researched and illustrated anniversary account of one hundred and fifty years of the Methodist Maori Missions. Published as Volume 27 of the Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society of New Zealand.

Institute Press, Auckland, second printing 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 267 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOURNAL OF A TEN MONTHS' RESIDENCE IN NEW ZEALAND 1820
Richard A Cruise edited by A G Bagnell
510260914
$42.50

An early account of New Zealand and interaction with Maori in relation to trading for ship's spars. Cruise gives information on Maori beliefs and attitudes of the time based on his own experience. Illustrated, limited edition of 650 copies, this unnumbered. 

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1957. Hardback with dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND


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CUSTOMS AND HABITS OF THE NEW ZEALANDERS 1838-42
Father C. Servant
ISBN0589007238
$47.50

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


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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE NEW ZEALANDERS
J S Polack
51020171
$65.00

Eyewitness account of Maori before the influence of Europeans had made its mark. Social, cultural, religious and economic aspects of Maori life. Early dealings with Europeans. Superstitions and rituals including cannibalism. Also the establishment of a British Governor. FACSIMILE of the original 1840 edition. In two volumes.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 + 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUAI A TRAVELLER IN TWO WORLDS
Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins
ISBN9780947518806
$37.50

In 1817 Tuai, a Ngare Raumati chief, travelled to England seeking to learn from the Pakeha to benefit his own people. When he returned in 1819 he found Bay of Islands politics a challenge to his plans. Insightful work on Tuai, his people and the early European influence in New Zealand.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2017. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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RENATA'S JOURNEY
Helen Hogan
ISBN978090881
$35.00

An account of an arduous journey undertaken in 1843-44 when the author was amoung Bishop Selwyn's party visiting Anglican mission posts throughout the North Island and Nelson. Maori text in full with a parallel English translation. This copy signed by the author.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 175 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE RINGATU MOVEMENT
Irvine Roxburgh
ISBN9781877151163
$45.00

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  


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NGA MOTEATEA, THE SONGS, Part I
Apirana Turupa Ngata
ISBN0589006967
$50.00

Nga Moteatea, The Songs, Part I, a selection of annotated tribal songs of the Maori with English Translations.  Maori songs, chants, waiata, haka, laments, lullabies. Polynesian Society Maori Texts No. 1. This facsimile edition has Ngata's draft introduction included.

A.H. & A.W. Reed for the Polynesian Society, Wellington, 1972. Softback. 327 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI AGRICULTURE
Elsdon Best
0003
$65.00

The cultivated food plants of the natives of New Zealand, with some account of native methods of agriculture, its ritual and origin myths. Bulletin No 9, Dominion Museum (N.Z.). Board of Maori Ethnological Research for the Dominion Museum.


Government Printer, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 315  pages. SECONDHAND.


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IKAWAI Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture and Economy
R.M. McDowall
ISBN9781877257865
$130.00

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. NEW


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THE PA MAORI
Elsdon Best
0001
$65.00

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, Dominion Museum (N.Z.). First printed in 1927.


Government Printer, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket, illustrated, maps. 459 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PA MAORI
Elsdon Best
ISBN0909010390
$95.00

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. Facsimile of the 1927 edition. Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 6. THIS COPY as new condition.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 459 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PA MAORI (1927)
Elsdon Best
5102211
$95.00

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. (Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 6) The original edition.

Board of Maori Ethnological Research, Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1927. Softback. 339 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI CANOE (1925)
Elsdon Best
51022111
$95.00

The Maori Canoe. An Account of Various Types of Vessels used by the Maori of New Zealand in Former Times, with some Description of those of the Isles of the Pacific, and a Brief Account of the Peopling of New Zealand. (Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 7). The original edition.

Board of Maori Ethnological Research, Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1925. Softback. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
 


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THE MAORI CANOE
Elsdon Best
81027032
$55.00

An Account of Various Types of Vessels used by the Maori of New Zealand in Former Times, with some Description of those of the Isles of the Pacific, and a Brief Account of the Peopling of New Zealand. (Dominion Museum Bulletin No. 7). Reprint of the original edition. THIS COPY has a library stamp to the title page (only).

Government Printer, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 452 pages. SECONDHAND

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James Cowan
0006
$80.00

Describes Maori history, social life, customs, religion, and the New Zealand Wars. (Bagnall C1607). Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs, 1910. 

Hardback, illustrated, map, portraits, 22 cm, 356 pages. SECONDHAND.


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GAMES AND PASTIMES OF THE MAORI
Elsdon Best
0031
$65.00

Games and Pastimes of the Maori: an account of various exercises, games and pastimes of the Natives of New Zealand, as practised in former times; includes some information concerning their vocal and instrumental music. Bulletin No 8, Dominion Museum (N.Z.).

 

Government Printer, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with no jacket. 334 pages. SECONDHAND.


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MAORI STRING FIGURES
Johannes C. Andersen
0202
$110.00

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 


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MAORI MUSIC With It's Polynesian Background
Johannes C. Andersen
ISBN9781877151804
$90.00

Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, Volume 10. A substantial and scholarly work from one of the great early pakeha scholars of Maori culture. Extensive accounts of the observations of European visitors with descriptions of instruments and accounts of Maori dance. Illustrations and notation. Originally published as Vol 10 of the Memoirs of the Polynesian Society in 1934. This is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback, illustrated, 483 pages. NEW


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TRADITIONAL SONGS OF THE MAORI
Mervyn McLean and Margaret Orbell
ISBN0196479762
$95.00

50 Maori songs with English translation and musical score. Includes introduction describing  types of songs. This large and heavy book may incur extra shipping charges.

Ah and AW Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 324 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI ART History, Architecture, Landscape and Theory
Rangihiroa Panoho with photographs by Mark Adams and Haruhiko Sameshima
ISBN9781869538675
$99.99

This large well illustrated book shows how to look at Maori art in a new, contemporary way. Includes landscapes and meeting houses as well as artistic taonga and modern Maori art, and comparisons to art around the world.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2015. Hardback with dust jacket. 352 pages. NEW


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MAORI HOUSES AND FOOD STORES
W.J. Phillipps
0093
$45.00

An illustrated record of the common houses and food stores of the Maori by W.J. Phillipps. Wellington, Dominion Museum Monograph No. 8. THIS COPY without dust jacket.

 

Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1952. Hardback. 212 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI STOREHOUSES AND KINDRED STRUCTURES
Elsdon Best
ISBN0909010358
$55.00

Houses, Platforms, Racks, and Pits used for storing food, etc. Historic photographs and drawings including details of the carving. Dominion Museum Bulletin No.5. First published in 1916 this is a reprint with original text.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 116 pages. NEW


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THE GREAT CARVED HOUSE MATAATUA OF WHAKATANE
W.J. Phillipps and Dr. J.C. Wadmore
310290901
$40.00

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


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MAORI RELIGION
J.C. Andersen
ISBN9781877151880
$40.00

An excellent and engaging essay on religion by a noted scholar, first published in The Journal of the Polynesian Society in 1949.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 75 pages. NEW

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MAORI MYTH AND RELIGION
Elsdon Best
110270821
$25.00

Original 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


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THE MAORI PEOPLE AND US
Norman Smith
310240802
$32.50

The author was an experienced official in Maori affairs and he traces the problems and difficulties that have beset Maori since the arrival of Europeans. Forward by Sir Apirana Ngata.

Maori Purposes Fund Board, A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE RAUPARAHA A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Patricia Burns
ISBN9780589013092
$135.00

Still the best and most comprehensive biography of Te Rauparaha, one of the most well known figures in New Zealand history.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 346pp. SECONDHAND


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KA MATE KA ORA! THE SPIRIT OF TE RAUPARAHA
Heni Collins
ISBN978177448362
$47.50

Describes Te Rauparaha's life from the time of his birth being foretold, through inter-tribal conflict, migration, settlement on Kapati and into the period of colonisation.

Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2010. Softback, illustrated, 303 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STIRRING TIMES OF TE RAUPARAHA also THE SACKING OF KAIAPOHIA
W.T.L. Travers and J.W. Stack
910221321016
$165.00

The Stirring Times of Te Rauparaha by Travers and The Sacking of Kaiapohia by Stack, published together in one volume here. The first title gives a history of Te Rauparaha, the second an account of his raid on Akaroa and Kaiapoi.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1906. Hardback with no dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE STIRRING TIMES OF TE RAUPARAHA also THE SACKING OF KAIAPOHIA
W.T.L. Travers and Rev. J.W. Stack
ISBN9781927203132
$60.00

An account of the celebrated and infamous Ngati Toa leader and his struggle with Ngai Tahu in the South Island. First published in 1872 this is a facsimile of the 1906 edition published together with Stack's account of the sacking of the great Ngai Tahu pa at Kaiapoi.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 246 pages. NEW

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TE WHITI O RONGOMAI AND THE RESISTANCE OF PARIHAKA
Danny Keenan
ISBN9781775501954
$45.00

Biography of Te Whiti O Rongomai set against the politics of the 19th century. His life from birth at Ngā Motu, his settling at Parihaka and his sense of the injustices  Māori experienced and his response to these.

Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2015. Softback. 278 pages. NEW


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TE RANGI HIROA THE LIFE OF SIR PETER BUCK
J.B. Condliffe
ISBN0723303169
$65.00

Buck trained as a doctor before becoming an anthropologist who specialised in Polynesian culture and finished his career at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1971.Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 314 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WHARE KOHANGA AND ITS LORE
Elsdon Best
0089
$55.00

The Whare Kohanga (The Nest House) and its Lore. ‘Comprising Data Pertaining to Procreation, Baptism and Infant Betrothal, contributed by members of the Ngati-Kahungunu Tribe of the North Island of New Zealand’. Dominion Museum (N.Z.) Bulletin No 13, First printed in 1929.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 93 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAMIHANA THE KING MAKER
L.S. Rickard
210220613
$120.00

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.


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TAMIHANA The Kingmaker
L.S. Ricard
ISBN9780958339070
$60.00

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


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TAINUI
Leslie G. Kelly
ISBN9781877151811
$75.00

'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 genealogical tables. First published bt the Polynesian Society in 1949, this is a facsimile reprint of the 1949 first edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback.. 479 pages. NEW


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THE MAORI KING
John Gorst
110290312
$65.00

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


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HEENI, A TAINUI ELDER REMEMBERS
Heeni Wharemaru with Mary Katharine Duffie
ISBN9781869502492
$32.50

Born in 1912 of Tainui and Taranaki descent, Heeni was an Methodist Deaconess who worked amongst Maori and Pakeha, and had ties with prominent Maori figures. 

Harper Collins, Auckland, 1997. Softback.232 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE PUEA A Biography
Michael King
ISBN0340224827
$55.00

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


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JOURNEY TO A HANGING
Peter Wells
ISBN9781775533900
$37.50

The story of the murder of Rev. Carl Volkner during the land wars in 1865. Kereopa Te Rau was arrested, tried and hung for the murder, however questions remain.

Vintage Random House NZ, Auckland, 2014. Softback. 412 pages. SECONDHAND


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OLD NEW ZEALAND, A TALE OF THE GOOD OLD TIMES
A Pakeha Maori ( F E Maning)
910220211
$65.00

Includes a history of the war in the North against the chief Heke in 1845 and various Maori traditions. Maning was an early settler amongst the Maori before the British Crown took control. Observations on pre-colonial Maori culture and society.  Illustrated.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1906. Hardback without dust jacket, 350 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAHOE LEAVES BEING A SELECTION OF SKETCHES OF NEW ZEALAND AND ITS INHABITANTS
Thomas Moser
510280314
$30.00

Sketches of Maori in situations reflecting European and 'missionary influences'. Maori settlements, habitation, cuisine and customs as experienced by the author.This is the Capper facsimile of the 1863 original.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY MAORILAND ADVENTURES OF J W STACK Limited edition
J W Stack edited by A H Reed
510211828
$65.00

Stack, son of a missionary, was born in a pa in 1835, and his memoirs of travelling throughout early New Zealand are published here. Much on Maori life of the time. Illustrated. Special extra-illustrated De Luxe edition, numbered and limited to 250 copies signed by Stack's two daughters.

A H and A W Reed, Dunedin, 1935. Leather hardback with no dust jacket. 286 pages. SECONDHAND


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MORE MAORILAND ADVENTURES OF J. W. STACK
J W Stack edited by A H Reed
610221212
$42.50

The second volume of Stacks autobiography. Covers his visit to England where he saw Tamihana Te Rauparaha, his time in Waikato with Maunsell, and his work with the Kaiapoi and Banks Peninsula Maori.

AH and AW Reed, Dunedin, 1936. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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RICHARD TAYLOR Missionary Tramper
A D Mead
710201112
$37.50

Based directly on his diary, this gives an account of Taylor's missionary journeys in the North where there were no roads or trails. Taylor was prominent with the CMS and participated in the Treaty Signing.

Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAN OF TWO WORLDS A Biography of Sir Maui Pomare
J.F. Cody
ISBN210230921
$80.00

Pomare was a descendant of Hoturoa of the Tainui canoe and his grandmother was one of few women to sign the Treaty of Waitangi. He had a distinguished political career and was Minister of Health from 1923-25.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 161 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUWHARETOA
John Te H Grace
6102805
$150.00

A history of the Maori people of the Taupo District. From the felling of the trees to build the Arawa canoe in Hawaiki, Grace describes the tribes of the Taupo region.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 567 pages. SECONDHAND


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ENCIRCLED LANDS TE UREWERA 1820-1921
Judith Binney
ISBN9781877242441
$75.00

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. SECONDHAND


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STORIES WITHOUT END Essays 1975-2010
Judith Binney
ISBN9781877242472
$55.00

Writings related to Binney's researches in the Urewera, mainly relating to the Ringatu movement, Rua Kenana and Te Kooti, their families, supporters and descendants.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2010. Softback. 424 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND BETRAYAL
Keith Newman
ISBN9780143570516
$40.00

Trouble in the promised land- restoring the mission to Maori. Discusses Maori interaction with missionaries, land protests, and the rise of Maori prophets.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2013. Softback. 327 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAKERETI
Paul Diamond
ISBN9781869419004
$40.00

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.

Random House, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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GUIDE RANGI
Rangitiaria Dennan
910210321
$35.00

Biography of the famous Rotorua guide who retired in 1965 after a career of forty-five years. She was Arawa, a tapu child, grand-daughter of Tene Waitere and married the son of Maggi Papakura. An interesting story and a very fine copy.

Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 155 pages. SECONDHAND


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ERUERA, THE TEACHINGS OF A MAORI ELDER
Eruera Stirling and Anne Salmond
ISBN0195580702
$37.50

An elder of the Whanau-a-Apanui tribe recollects tribal lore and history. His life in the bay of Plenty and traditional concepts such as mana, whakapapa, matauranga explained in conversation with Salmond.

Oxford University Press, Wellington, 1980. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAKITIMU (1972)
Tiki Hikawera Mitira (J. H. Mitchell)
ISBN0589007173
$175.00

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. Facsimile of the scarce first edition,which was published in 1944, with added preface.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 + xxii pages. SECONDHAND


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TAKITIMU
Tiki Hikawera Mitira (J. H. Mitchell)
ISBN9781877346361
$85.00

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. 


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MAORI WITCHERY, NATIVE LIFE IN NEW ZEALAND
C.R. Browne
510220212
$45.00

An account of dealings with North Island Maori in early colonial times.

J.M. Dent, London, 1929. Hardback with no dustjacket, 210 pages. SECONDHAND

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TALES OF THE MAORI COAST
James Cowan
51024061
$55.00

Yarns based on tales from the coastal Maori. Nicely printed. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE COPY has no dust jacket.

Fine Arts (NZ) Limited, Wellington 1930. Hardback with no dust jacket. 197 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE KARANGA A TE KOTUKU
Saana Murray edited by Ruth Lake
510201714
$37.50

Some records of the land struggle of Saana Murray and her people of Te Hiku o Te Ika, the Far North of New Zealand. Maori land issues in relation to the Te Hapua 42 Incorporation Management Committee. Cape Reinga area.

Maori Organisation on Human Rights, Wellington, 1974. Softback. 220 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICTS OF NEW ZEALAND
Edward Shortland
51026003
$75.00

A Journal with passing notices of the customs of the Aborigines. Facsimile of the 1851 original, complete with the maps and illustrations. Shortland travelled by foot from Banks Peninsula to Bluff in 1843-44, and had much interaction with Maori. Includes a glossary of the Kaitahu dialect, statistics on whaling stations, information on land rights at Banks Peninsula.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 315 pages. SECONDHAND 


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OUR SOUTHERNMOST MAORIES
Herries Beattie
ISBN9780473025182
$60.00

History and traditions of the Maori of the South Island gathered from numerous interviews with elderly Maori in the Otago and Southland region. First published in 1954, this is a facsimile reprint with an extensive 140 page index, new to this edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 303 pages, with new index. NEW


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THE MAORIS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
T.A. Pybus
ISBN9781877151712
$50.00

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


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FOLKLORE AND FAIRY TALES OF THE CANTERBURY MAORIS
Told by Taare te Maiharoa to Maud Goodenough Hayter (Mrs. T. Moses) edited by Herries Beattie
ISBN9781877151580
$40.00

Ngai Tahu folklore taken from interviews with Taare te Maiharoa, who was born about 1850. Legends of the Mackenzie Country, Otago and South Canterbury. Facsimile of the 1957 edition, with an index new to this edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 38 pages. NEW


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MAORI AND MISSIONARY
T.A. Pybus
ISBN9781877151705
$60.00

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


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WHERE THE WHITE MAN TREADS
William Baucke
610280013
$47.50

Collection of articles on early days of Pakeha and Maori interaction, including accounts of traditional Maori life. Second revised edition with new material.

Wilson and Horton, Auckland, 1928. Hardback with no dust jacket. 313 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI IN FOCUS A selection of photographs of Maori from 1850-1914
William Main
11024042
$75.00

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 dust jacket. 121 pages. SECONDHAND 


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MAORI A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY
Michael King
ISBN0868633984
$95.00

Historian Michael King documents the history of the Maori using rarely seen photographs from 1852 to the more common images of Waitangi Day protestors in 1982. Comprehensive text and outstanding images make this a much sought after social history. First edition. THIS COPY has a gift inscription from the author, signed and dated.

Heinemann Publishers, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND


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WASHDAY AT THE PA
Ans Westra
710210521
$120.00

Photojournalism by Ans Westra of a rural Maori family in the early 1960s. This is the original Primary School Bulletin published for classroom use, it received some negative feedback and was withdrawn. Rare look at rural Maori and official attitudes of the time. Minor insect damage to covers and small name at top right corner of cover.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1964. Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI IN PICTURE
Edited by Alan Mulgan
61025052
$37.50

A brief survey of Maori life, past and present. Photographs and illustrations of Maori life and culture with informative quotes.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, (1948). Softback. 68 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHAIORA, THE PURSUIT OF LIFE
Katerina Mataira with photographs by Ans Westra
ISBN0868615382
$75.00

Ten years of photography by Ans Westra. Candid photography of Maori in daily life including on marae, protests, at work and play. Text to accompany the photograhs as captions. Introduction by Witi Ihimaera.

Allen and Unwin with Port Nicholson Press, Wellington, 1985. Softback. 161 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAMARIKI OUR CHILDREN TODAY
Katarina Mataira with photographs by Ans Westra
710210522
$90.00

A photo based guide to raising healthy and happy children, issued for the Maori Education Foundation. In the same style as Westra's Washday at the pa. Photos of Maori children and their families at play and learning.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1965. Softback. 52 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAUA
Angela Ballara
ISBN9780143018896
$45.00

Warfare in Maori society in the early 19th century. When the Maori tribes obtained muskets in the early 1820s, the inter-tribal warfare which broke out resulted in major massacres and thousands of deaths. This study asks, What is a musket war? Were many of them simply traditional tribal encounters? And what was happening in Maori society at the time?

Penguin Books, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 543 pages. NEW


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WAHINE TOA
Robyn Kahukiwa and Patricia Grace
ISBN9480670839413
$47.50

Maori creation myths retold from a women's perspective by Grace with stunning paintings by Kahukiwa.

Viking Pacific, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI TALES
Johannes C Andersen
810230122
$45.00

Five tales retold by Andersen, with illustrations in line by A H Messenger. Original edition. The Hill Fairies, The Murmur of the Shell, The Winning of Roa, Rata and the Fairy Canoe, Tini-Rau and his pet whale.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, (1924). Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND THE DEAR OLD MAORI LAND
Frances Brewer Lysnar
9102704
$35.00

Various facts and anecdotes on early New Zealand, mainly about the Maori and the natural world. Printed on art sized paper with many photographs. First printed in 1915.

Brett Publishing Company, Auckland, 1928. Hardback with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE OKA - PAKEHA KAUMATUA
Mary McEwen
ISBN9780473360337
$39.99

Biography of Jock McEwen, who worked with the Department of Maori Affairs and then in retirement continued to work with Maori associations. He was an expert on Maori carving, and a friend of Sir Apirana Ngata. He was also Resident Commissioner for Niue.

Riveresco Trust, Wellington, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. NEW


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LIFE IN THE PA
Ray Chapman-Taylor illustrated by Russell Clarke and Mervyn Taylor
8102801
$37.50

The story of Takarau and his father, taken as slaves in a raid. The plot is used to teach about traditional pre-European Maori life and culture. Illustrated througout in black and white.

Paul's Book Arcade, Auckland, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHAT WAS THEIR LIFE? AO TEA ROA NEW ZEALAND
Raymond Fawcett, editor
810280511
$45.00

This charming little volume is one of a series of historical titles and describes traditional Maori life, lore and custom. Illustrations. Scarce.

The Gawthorn Press Ltd., London, 1952. Printed boards. 52 pages. SECONDHAND


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KO NGA WHAKAPEPEHA
Sir George Grey
ISBN1869644050
$35.00

Me nga whakaahuareka a nga tipuna o Aotea-roa. Proverbial and popular sayings of the ancestors of the New Zealand race. Maori proverbs with descriptive interpretations. Facsimile of the 1857 original.

Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 120 pages. NEW


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MAORI PLACE-NAMES
Johannes Andersen
8102215
$145.00

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.

Polynesian Society of New Zealand, Wellington, 1942. Hardback with no dust jacket. 494 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUATAHUNA A MAORI VILLAGE
Illustrated by Russel Clark
810221721
$32.50

A Primary School Bulletin which collects accounts of aspects of life in Ruatahuna by various people. Describes life and custom amongst Maori in the Urewera. Line illustrations.

School Publications Branch, Dept. of Education, Wellington. 1950. 44 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE ARA PUORO
Richard Nunns with Allan Thomas
ISBN9781877517785
$45.00

The re-discovery of traditional Maori musical instruments by Nunns with examples of original taonga and newly crafted examples. Includes a CD of recorded music.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. NEW


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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PATUONE
C O Davis
910250815
$75.00

A biography of the Ngapuhi rangatira Eruera Maihi Patuone. His father went onboard the Endeavour when it visited the Bay of Islands in 1770. Related to all the major chiefs of Ngapuhi he was an important negotiator between Maori and colonists. Facsimile of the 1876 original.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 141pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HOUSE WITH THE GOLDEN EYES
Alan Gallop
ISBN9780953382903
$37.50

The secret history of Hinemihi, the maori meeting house from Te Wairoa, now situated in Clarendon Park, Surrey.

Running Horse Books Ltd., Sunbury-on-Thames, 1998. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE HEI TIKI An enduring treasure in a cultural continuum
Dougal Austin
ISBN9780995103146
$60.00

A study of the physical material, historical context, and cultural meaning of the Hei Tiki carvings of Aotearoa, past and present.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2019. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages, NEW


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GALLERIES OF MAORILAND
Roger Blackley
ISBN9781869409357
$75.00

Artists, collectors and the Maori World, 1880-1910. How Pakeha and Maori together created a romanticised and idealised Maoriland in art and popular culture.

Auckland University Press, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 298 pages. NEW


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PAKEHA SETTLEMENTS IN A MAORI WORLD New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860
Ian Smith
ISBN9780947492489
$60.00

A vivid account of early pakeha settlers who lived alongside and interacted closely with the Maori.  The book covers the the history from the mid 1700s to 1860 when the era drew to a close with the rise of pakeha populations, and the transformation brought about by brutal wars.  Illustrated.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, NZ, 2019. 328 pages.  NEW


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RANGIATEA The Story of Otaki's Maori Church, its First Pastory, and its People
Eric Ramsden
910221201207
$95.00

The story of the Kapiti mission, and its culmination in the construction of Rangiatea at Otaki. Many figures well known in New Zealand history appear against a dramatic background.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1951. Hardback with repairs to dust jacket. 351 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TATTOOED LAND The Southern Frontiers of the Pa Maori
Barry Brailsford
ISBN9780589013157
$80.00

A highly readable and pictorial account of the South Island Maori Warrior society, where death came early to the weak and the strong alike.  A groundbreaking archeological work.  Illustrated.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 261 pages. SECONDHAND


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A DICTIONARY OF THE MAORI LANGUAGE
Herbert W. Williams
910221311428
$37.50

The exhaustive 6th edition of the Williams Maori dictionary, originally published in 1844. Revised and augmented under the auspices of the Polynesian Society. Rips and tears on dust jacket.

R.E. Owen, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand, 1957. Hardcover with dust jacket. 499 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WORLD OF THE MAORI
Eric Schwimmer
ISBN9780589050850
$45.00

A book for the general audience seeking to understand the Maori way of life, this book reviews the pre-European culture with a special eye for the though and philosophy if the Maori, and attempts to place the post-contact society in proper historical context.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand, 1974. Paperback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI PEOPLE IN THE NINETEEN-SIXTIES
Eric Schwimmer
9780582716659
$35.00

A collection of essays edited and collected by Erik Schwimmer to serve as a comprehensive account of race relations between the Maori minority and the Pakeha Majority in 1960s New Zealand.

Longman Paul Limited, Auckland, New Zealand. Hardcover with dust jacket. 394 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHITE CHIEF The Story of a Pakeha-Maori
John Nicholson
ISBN9780143020226
$60.00

An exploration of the adventurous and tragic life of Frederik Maning, one of the best-known Pakeha-Maori.  Arriving in Hokianga region in the 1830s, he married a high-ranking Nga Puhi woman and had four children.

Penguin, 2006. Paperback. 256 pages. NEW


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PAKEHA MOARI The extraordinary story of the Europeans who lived as Maori
Trevor Bentley
ISBN9780140285407
$32.50
Several thousand runaway seamen and escaped convicts settled in Maori communities. This is their largely untold story.

Penguin, 1999. Paperback. 270 pages. SECONDHAND

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TE RIRI PAKEHA The White Man's Anger
Tony Simpson
ISBN978090857813x
$47.50

This book tells for the first time in a single work, the story of how Maori landholdings were reduced to less than five percent of what they had been at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. On the seizure of Maori land by force of arms, and more recently by subtle 'legal' machinations, the book is a disturbing account of how it really was, and is.

Alister Taylor, Waiura, Martinborough, New Zealand,  1979. Paperback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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LORE AND HISTORY OF THE SOUTH ISLAND MAORI
W.A. Taylor
020210721127
$140.00

A collection of Maori lore and history from all over the South Island, ranging from Nelson in the North, to Otago in the South.  Board bound with gilt lettering on spine, and gilt tiki on cover. Illustrated with all photos by the author.

Bascands Limited, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1950. Hardback without dust jacket as issued. 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEDICINES OF MAORI
Christina Macdonald
020230201430
$135.00
An account of Maori solutions to common ailments from the natural environment in which they found themselves.  In this significant contribution to New Zealand's social history and botany, Christina Macdonald records for the first time much of the medical lore which has until now only been passed down by word of mouth through generations.

William Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1973.  Hardback with dust jacket. 142 pages.  SECONDHAND

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GRAMMAR OF THE NEW ZEALAND LANGUAGE
R. Maunsell
020230201400
$180.00

The fourth edition, published 1894, of an in depth look at the structure of Te Reo Maori.

Upton & Co., Auckland, New Zealand, 1894.  Hardback without dust jacket.  162 pages.  SECONDHAND