The Resource Matariki : the star of the year, Rangi Matamua

Matariki : the star of the year, Rangi Matamua

Label
Matariki : the star of the year
Title
Matariki
Title remainder
the star of the year
Statement of responsibility
Rangi Matamua
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In midwinter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Māori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include: What is Matariki? Why did Māori observe Matariki? How did Māori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? There has been a resurgence of interest in and celebration of Matariki, and this book provides accessible information about its meaning and significance, how to locate Matariki and when, traditional customs and knowledge regarding Matariki and current-day practices"-- Publisher information
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
394.261408999442
Geographic coverage
New Zealand
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Matariki : the star of the year, Rangi Matamua
Label
Matariki : the star of the year, Rangi Matamua
Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-121) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Matariki/Pleiades -- The meaning of Matariki -- Matariki New Year -- Rising and setting of Matariki -- Matariki: whāngai i te hautapu -- Modern Matariki -- Matariki proverbs
Control code
ocn978284746
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=nlonzsd&isbn=9781775503255&upc=&oclc=%28OCoLC%29978284746/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 127 pages
Isbn
9781775503255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)978284746

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