Yearbury, Pauline Kahurangi,

The children of Rangi and Papa : the Māori story of creation / Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury. - Christchurch : Whitcoulls, 1976. - 36 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm

In the beginning -- Rangi was joined to Papa -- Tu tries to part his parents -- Tane parts his parents -- Creatures revealed in light -- Four winds -- Tane & Tawhiri fight -- Ta Whirimatea & Tangaroa fight -- Separation of land creatures from sea creatures -- Rangi weeps on Papa -- Tane makes the first woman -- Hinetitama goes into the underworld -- Turning over of Papa -- Ruaumoko inside the belly of Papa-tu-a-nuku -- Rangi & Papa-tu-a-nuku in light.

The fifteen paintings and fifteen matching poems in this book are a completely fresh and inspired dramatisation of the Maori creation myths. From the beginning, the endless dark, to the multiplication of earth's creatures in light, each of the recorded incidents and stages in the age old story is recaptured in clear bold lines vigorous, evocative lines of verse and strong vivid lines of brushwork.

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Yearbury, Pauline Kahurangi.

Creation in art
Mythology, Māori--Poetry.
Ōrokohanga o te ao

ND1108.Y4 / A43


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