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
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
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
The archaeology and interpretation of the remains of Maori pa including structures within the pa such as houses, storage pits etc. Monograph No. 6 of the New Zealand Archaeological Association.
Longman Paul Ltd. Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 74 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
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
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. First published in 1949.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 551 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
"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 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
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
The myths, customs, and arts of Maori in relationship to their natural environment. A beautiful book with photographs and illustrations.
William Collins with David Bateman, Auckland, 1985. Hardback with dustjacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The bloodthirsty war leader and later Prophet of the Ringatu movement. His personality, deeds, and how he was viewed by Maori and Pakeha of the time.
Collins, Auckland, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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,
Museum (N.Z.). Board of Maori Ethnological Research for the
Government Printer, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 315 pages. 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. NEW
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.). First printed in 1927.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket, illustrated, maps. 459 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. 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
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
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
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
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.
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,
Government Printer, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with no jacket. 334 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
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
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
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
An illustrated record of the common houses and food stores of the Maori by W.J. Phillipps. Wellington,
Museum Monograph No. 8. THIS COPY without dust jacket.
Dominion Museum, Wellington, 1952. Hardback. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
100 years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930. Has new photographs taken for the book by Natalie Robertson. Focuses on thirty meeting houses in the Iwirakau School of carving.
Auckland University Press, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket. 295 pages. SECONDHAND
An excellent and engaging essay on religion by a noted scholar, first published in The Journal of the Polynesian Society in 1949.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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 finished his career at the Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1971.Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 314 pages. SECONDHAND
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’.
Museum (N.Z.) Bulletin No 13, First printed in 1929.
Government Printer, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 93 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.
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
'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. This is the facsimile reprint of the 1949 first edition.
Capper Press Ltd, Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 482 pages, folding map. 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An excellent biography of this important Maori woman by one of our best historians. Whina Cooper was born into a prestigious Maori family in 1895 and led her people into the twentieth century and from a predominantly rural to an urban lifestyle.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 285 pages. SECONDHAND
The myths and histories of the tribes and hapu of the Taranaki coast; the lore and legends of the earliest days of the Aotea men; the origin of many Taranaki place names; and the hard facts of later history. Illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 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. 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
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 account of dealings with North Island Maori in early colonial times.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 with embossed frontis. Number 1454 signed by the author. THIS COPY HAS MINOR WAER to the dust jacket.
Ngatapuwae Trust, Christchurch, 1994. 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. Stoneprint Press, Hamilton, 1995. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Early Maori figurative painting. Traditional rock, body and wood painting, kowhaiwhai, changes during colonial period, house painting.Auckland University Press, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 330 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Maori creation myths retold from a women's perspective by Grace with stunning paintings by Kahukiwa.
Viking Pacific, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
The known history and genealogy of the Maori families around Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty. An extremely detailed genealogical study.
J.A.W. Steedman, undated. Softback. 285 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the Maori community of Waima in the upper Hokianga Harbour. A snapshot of maori culture and society in an isolated rural community, where traditional norms still lingered.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1970. Softback. 142 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Late 19th century tohunga Pita Kapiti dictated traditional lore related to cultivation of kumara and hue, hunting kiore, kereru and kaka. Also many karakia, rituals and traditions, particularly those of the Ngati Porou. Maori text in full with English also.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND