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Ko nga mahinga a nga tupuna Maori ha mea kohikohi mai

documentary heritage
  • Other Name

    Mythology and traditions of the New Zealanders--cover title. (Alternate title)

  • Description

    The traditions printed in this volume contain the main part of the fabulous accounts given by the natives of New Zealand, of the creation of the world, of their gods and demigods, of the migration of their ancestors, and of the principal actions of some of their most renowed forefathers.

    These traditions were all either written down from the dictation of their principal Chiefs and High Priests, or have been compiled from manuscripts written by Chiefs. As might be expected, they contain much that is fabulous and highly extravagant, but it is probable that many of the fabulous tales are strung on to much that is true, as regards their history and the causes of their former migrations.'--Preface

    A collection of traditional Maori legends. Cover title: Mythology and traditions of the New Zealanders. Sir. G. Grey. Half title: Mythology and traditions of the New Zealanders. Preface is dated London, Sept. 1854 and states that an English language edition is in preparation. "G. Norman, Printer, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden"--Colophon. The preliminary pages are misbound or misnumbered with pp. [vii]-viii before pp. [v]-vi. Indexed in "BiM 453 & Williams 260.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    EMI0416 (Library of Congress Call Number)

    37128 (Cat ID)

    68078 (DBTextworks system ID)

    30139 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Ko nga mahinga a nga tupuna Maori ha mea kohikohi mai
  • Other Name

    Mythology and traditions of the New Zealanders--cover title. (Alternate title)

  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    George Willis
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    viii, 202 pages ; 23 cm

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

    3 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Copy 53515 has the inscription "Ki a Hori Ropiha na tona hoa aroha na G Grey".
  • Content
    Wahi - I
    Ko nga tama a Rangi p. 3 ; Ko Maui p. 10; Ko Rupe raua ko Hinauri p.31; Ko Kae p. 36; Ko Tuhuruhuru p. 39; Ko Tawhaki p. 45; Ko Wahieroa, Ko Rata, Ko Whakatau p. 54; Ko Whakatau, Ko Hine-i-te-iwaiwa p. 59; Ko Toi-te-hua- tahi, Ko Tama-Te-Kapua, Ko Whakaturia p. 63; Ko te korero mo te haerenga mai o Ngahue p. 68; Ko te korero mo nga waka p. 69; Ko te hekenga mai p.70; Ko Manaia, Ko Kuiwai p. 83; Ko Hatupatu p. 94.
    Wahi - II
    Ko te manutanga mai o Turi i Hawaiki p. 107; Ko te haerenga mai o Manaia i Hawaiki ki tenei kainga p. 117.
    Wahi - III
    Ko Hine-moa p. 127; Ko Hotunui, Ko Marutuahu p. 136; Ko Te Kahu-rere-moa p.141; He korero patunga taniwha ara o Hotupuku p. 149; Ko te patunga o Pekehaua p. 153; Ko te patunga o Katatore p. 156; Ko te patunga o Kaiwhare p. 162; Ko te Huhuti p. 164; Ko Ponga raua ko Puhihuia p.166; Ko te matenga o Kiki p. 172; Ko nga puhi a Puarata raua ko Tautohito p. 175; Ko te korero mo nga Patupaiarehe p. 178; Ko te kitenga a Te Kanawa i te Patupaiarehe p. 180; Ko Takarangi raua ko Raumahora p. 182; Ko Paoa p. 184.
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Rare books--New Zealand--19th century]

  • Associated Notes

    Digitised copy available via the Early New Zealand Books website.

  • Collection Type
    Reserve Collection
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023
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