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Nga mahi a nga tupuna

documentary heritage
  • Other Name

    Maori texts of the Board of Maori Ethnological Research ; v. 1 (Series)

  • Description

    It must be further be born in mind that the native races who believed in these traditions or superstitions are in no way deficient in intellect, and in no respect incapable of receiving the truths of Christianity; on the contrary, they readily embrace its doctrines and submit to its rules; in our schools they stand a fair comparison with Europeans, and, when instructed in Christian truths, blush at their own former ignorance and superstition, and look back with shame and loathing upon their previous state of wickedness and credulity, and yet for a great part of their lives have they, and, for thousands of years before they were born, have their forefathers, implicitly submitted themselves to those awful superstitions, and followed those cruel and barbarous rites - p. xvii.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    Sommerville1181 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    43020 (Cat ID)

    87411 (DBTextworks system ID)

    36684 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Nga mahi a nga tupuna
  • Other Name

    Maori texts of the Board of Maori Ethnological Research ; v. 1 (Series)

  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Board of Maori Ethnological Research
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    xx, 211 p. ; 25 cm

  • Language
    Te Reo Māori
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    3 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Edition/State/Version
    3rd ed.
  • Subject Category
  • Public Access Text

    Previous ed.: 1885. Includes bibliographical references p. 199-205 and index. Printed by Thomas Avery & Sons: New Plymouth Referenced in Bagnall, G859

  • Subject Notes
    First published in London, 1854, under title: Mythology and traditions of the New Zealanders. Ko nga mahinga a nga tupuna Maori ha mea kohikohi mai. The 2d ed., with the English translation, was published in Auckland, 1885, under title: Polynesian mythology and ancient traditional history of the New Zealand race
  • Collection Type
    Reserve Collection
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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