The Resource Legends of Aotearoa, text by Chris Winitana ; photographs by Andy Reisinger

Legends of Aotearoa, text by Chris Winitana ; photographs by Andy Reisinger

Label
Legends of Aotearoa
Title
Legends of Aotearoa
Statement of responsibility
text by Chris Winitana ; photographs by Andy Reisinger
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was a pristine world, green, natural, untainted. Aotearoa New Zealand was covered with gigantic trees and delicate ferns, a landscape teeming with wildlife, especially birds of impossible shapes and heavenly sounds. It was paradise. Then people came. And as the centuries passed, a little more of the land was despoiled, a few more species of wildlife disappeared forever. But the original Maori settlers remembered the land as it was and recorded its life in elaborate and splendid stories that became the legends of Aotearoa. Now, in this breathtaking book, Chris Winitana re-tells fourteen of the favourite stories of the Maori people, accompanied by over one hundred colour photographs by Andy Reisinger that show the paradise that was - and is - New Zealand. The book includes many of the best-known stories - the legends of Maui, Kupe, the Arawa canoe, Rona and the moon - and some less well known, such as the legend of the walking mountains, the fires of the earth, the flight of the greenstone people and the story of Wakatipu. The legends cover tribal areas from all around New Zealand, reflecting the breadth of the photography, from isolated Northland beaches to lofty alpine heights. Legends of Aotearoa is a truly magnificent book that will impress and enchant visitors and New Zealanders alike
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
MAO 398.2 WIN
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Legends of Aotearoa, text by Chris Winitana ; photographs by Andy Reisinger
Label
Legends of Aotearoa, text by Chris Winitana ; photographs by Andy Reisinger
Publication
Note
  • Fourteen Māori legends
  • Originally published: 2001
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 160)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • He Mihi -- Foreword -- The Creation of the World -- Maui-of-the-Topknot -- The Walking Mountains -- The Dog and the Child-River -- Kupe the Discoverer -- Te Arawa Canoe - The Migration -- The Fires of the Earth -- The Lake of Rippling Waters -- Uenuku and the Mist Maiden -- Rona and the Moon -- The Canoe of Aoraki -- The Flight of the Greenstone People -- The Hollow of the Giant -- The Journey of the Spirits -- Photographic Locations -- Bibliography - Glossary
  • The creation of the world - Māui-of-the-Topknot - The walking mountains - The dog and the child-river - Kupe the discoverer - Te Arawa canoe : the migration - The fires of the earth - The lake of rippling waters - Uēnuku and the mist maiden - Rona and the moon - The canoe of Aoraki - The flight of the greenstone people - The hollow of the giant - The journey of the spirits
Control code
13191962
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Dimensions
28 cm.
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Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781869508722
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) UH188050
  • (NLNZils)1365916
  • (Nz)13191962
  • (OCoLC)635494836

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