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Greater Maori Auckland: Including the Maori Place Names of Auckland

Greater Maori Auckland: Including the Maori Place Names of Auckland

Author: David Simmons
$40.00(NZD)  inc GST
For hundreds of years, rival Maori tribes fought to possess the Auckland region. So it became known as Tamaki-makau-rau, 'Tamaki of a hundred lovers' -- a much-sought after place. Here David Simmons extends his earlier account of the many traditions and legends of the Auckland isthmus to its wider context -- the countryside beyond. This greatly expanded version of his original 'Maori Auckland' (1987) also explores the traditional history of surrounding places in Manukau and Waikato, the Kaipara and Mahurangi coasts, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. His book records an outline of Maori life on the volcanoes, the forests and seashore. There are legends of the fairy people, traditions of the arrival of the canoes, the naming of the landscapes, and of great leaders and tribal battles. This edition also includes 'Maori Place Names of Auckland' collected from Maori elders early last century by George Graham.
Author description
David Simmons is a scholar and student of Maori art and culture. He has written several books about the Maori including The Great New Zealand Myth, Whakairo (Maori Tribal Art) and Ta Moko (Maori Tattooing). He also co-authored The Maori Hei-tiki (with H.D. Skinner) and Art of the Pacific (with Brian Brake and James McNeish). For some years David Simmons was Ethnologist and Assistant Director of the Auckland Institute and Museum. He edited George Graham's Maori Place Names of Auckland and prepared this popular account, in part based on the George Graham manuscripts in the library of the Museum. David Simmons attended Victoria University College and. graduated MA with Honours from the Univerisity of Auckland. He also has diplomas from the Sorbonne and the University of Rennes in Brittany.
Table of contents

Part 1. Māori Auckland Māori life on the Auckland Isthmus Māori traditions of Tamaki-Makau-Rau Part 2. Greater Māori Auckland The story of greater Māori Auckland The coming of the fire The four seas of Tamaki New tribes, old tribes The lost lands Islands and people Love and war A giant strides across the land - People in refuge Trade and treaties A canoe it time : Pukekawa, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780986456435
  • : Bush Press Communications Ltd
  • : Bush Press Communications
  • : January 2013
  • : 184x240mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : March 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Simmons
  • : Paperback
  • : 993.200499442
  • : 192
  • : Black and white