Legends of Rotorua and the hot lakes / [compiled] by A.W. Reed ; with illustrations by Dennis Turner.

Contributor(s): Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979 [author.] | Turner, Dennis, 1924-2011 [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: mri Publication details: Wellington [N.Z.] : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1958Description: 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Hot springs -- Folklore | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Legends -- New Zealand -- Rotorua District | PūrākauDDC classification: 398.2608999442 LOC classification: GR375
Contents:
1. Ngatoro the fire-bringer -- 2. Ihenga the name-giver -- 3. Ohinemutu -- 4. Rotorua township -- 5. Whakarewarewa -- 6. Lake Rotorua -- 7. Mokoia Island -- 8. Lake-side villages and springs (Te Ngae ; Mourea ; Hamurana Springs ; Taniwha Springs ; Fairy Springs) -- 9. Ngongotaha -- 10. Tikitere -- Rotoiti and Hongi's Track -- 12. The eastern lakes (Rotoehu and Rotoma ; Okataina) -- The story of Hatupatu -- The Blue and Green Lakes (Lake Tikitapu ; Lake Rotokakahi) -- 15. Tarawera and the eruption (Te Wairoa ; The buried village : Tarawera ; Rotomahana) -- 16. Place names of the thermal region).
Summary: "The Thermal Region is indeed the home of legends and phantasy, and a host of these stories has at least been collected in a single volume. Some of them are well-known and have become part of the heritage of Maori literature and tradition in New Zealand. Best-loved is the charming tale of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, but there are many other stories, some of them not well-known to the present-day pakeha, which are equally worthy of preservation. Every hot pool and geyser, every stream and valley, had its own story of wonder and enchantment, and although many of these have been lost with the passage of time, enough remains to make a fascinating book. Here are tender tales of love and romance and stiring stories of war; tales of taniwha, dreadful monsters that lurked in the streams and springs of the Rotorua lakeside; stories of Ihenga, the intrepid explorer who discovered Rotorua, and the adventures that he had with the fairies of Ngongotaha. Here are tales of Hatupatu and his flight from the bird ogress; of Hongi and the surprise raid that he made on the unsuspecting inhabitants of Mokoia Island; and of the cannibal demon who woke from sleep to lay waste the land in the great Tarawera Eruption." --BOOK JACKET.
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"Place names of the thermal region [p. 145-163]"--Bagnall.

"Edition of 5000 copies"--Bagnall.

Includes bibliographical references.

1. Ngatoro the fire-bringer -- 2. Ihenga the name-giver -- 3. Ohinemutu -- 4. Rotorua township -- 5. Whakarewarewa -- 6. Lake Rotorua -- 7. Mokoia Island -- 8. Lake-side villages and springs (Te Ngae ; Mourea ; Hamurana Springs ; Taniwha Springs ; Fairy Springs) -- 9. Ngongotaha -- 10. Tikitere -- Rotoiti and Hongi's Track -- 12. The eastern lakes (Rotoehu and Rotoma ; Okataina) -- The story of Hatupatu -- The Blue and Green Lakes (Lake Tikitapu ; Lake Rotokakahi) -- 15. Tarawera and the eruption (Te Wairoa ; The buried village : Tarawera ; Rotomahana) -- 16. Place names of the thermal region).

Bagnall, R204

"The Thermal Region is indeed the home of legends and phantasy, and a host of these stories has at least been collected in a single volume. Some of them are well-known and have become part of the heritage of Maori literature and tradition in New Zealand. Best-loved is the charming tale of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, but there are many other stories, some of them not well-known to the present-day pakeha, which are equally worthy of preservation. Every hot pool and geyser, every stream and valley, had its own story of wonder and enchantment, and although many of these have been lost with the passage of time, enough remains to make a fascinating book. Here are tender tales of love and romance and stiring stories of war; tales of taniwha, dreadful monsters that lurked in the streams and springs of the Rotorua lakeside; stories of Ihenga, the intrepid explorer who discovered Rotorua, and the adventures that he had with the fairies of Ngongotaha. Here are tales of Hatupatu and his flight from the bird ogress; of Hongi and the surprise raid that he made on the unsuspecting inhabitants of Mokoia Island; and of the cannibal demon who woke from sleep to lay waste the land in the great Tarawera Eruption." --BOOK JACKET.

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