The Resource Polynesian mythology & ancient traditional history of the New Zealanders as furnished by their priests and chiefs, by Sir George Grey

Polynesian mythology & ancient traditional history of the New Zealanders as furnished by their priests and chiefs, by Sir George Grey

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Polynesian mythology & ancient traditional history of the New Zealanders as furnished by their priests and chiefs
Title
Polynesian mythology & ancient traditional history of the New Zealanders as furnished by their priests and chiefs
Statement of responsibility
by Sir George Grey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Towards the end of 1845, Sir George Grey was requested to administer the affairs of New Zealand. He quickly realised he could not successfully govern or conciliate with a people whose language, customs, manners and religion he was unaquainted with. In order to assist him with learning the Maori language, he spent eight years collecting ancient myths, poems and legends from the Maori chiefs who used these in their speeches, or in their letters, and frequently quoted fragments of ancient poems or proverbs, or made allusions which rested on an ancient system of mythology. This is a collection of ancient traditional poems, religious chants and songs of the Maori as translated by Sir George Grey and presented to the European reader
Cataloging source
MNP
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • music
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Polynesian mythology & ancient traditional history of the New Zealanders as furnished by their priests and chiefs, by Sir George Grey
Label
Polynesian mythology & ancient traditional history of the New Zealanders as furnished by their priests and chiefs, by Sir George Grey
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published 1854"--Cover
  • "Yesterday's books for tomorrow's education"--P. [4] cover
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Children of heaven and Earth -- The legend of Maui -- The legend of Tawhaki -- Rupe's ascent into heaven -- Kae's theft of the whale -- The murder of Tuwhakararo -- The legend of Rata -- The legend of Toi-te-huatahi and Tama-te-kapua -- The legend of Poutini and Whaiapu -- The voyage to New Zealand -- The curse of Manaia -- The legend of Hatupatu and his brothers -- Legend of the emigration of Turi -- Legend of the emigration of Manaia -- The story of Hine-Moa -- The story of Maru-tuahu, the son of Hotunui, and of Kahuraremoa, the daughter of Paka -- The two sorcerers -- The magical wooden head -- The art of netting learned by Kahukura from the fairies -- Te Kanawa's adventure with a troop of fairies -- The loves of Takarangi and Rau-mahora -- Stratagem of Puhihuia's elopement with Te Ponga -- The story of Te Huhuti 1 -- Appendix
Control code
13392712
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Edition
2009 edition
Extent
xv, 286 pages
Isbn
9781907256318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits, music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) RO562895
  • (eLGAR).b25092790
  • (OCoLC)650729375
  • (Nz)13392712

Library Locations

    • Palmerston North Central LibraryBorrow it
      4 The Square, Palmerston North, 4410, NZ
      -40.3559921 175.6092828
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