Customs and habits of the New Zealanders, 1838-42 / by Father C. Servant ; translated by Dr. J. Glasgow ; edited by D.R. Simmons.

By: Servant, Catherin, Father, 1808-1860 [author.]Contributor(s): Glasgow, J. Dr [translator.] | Simmons, D. R. (David Roy), 1930-2015 [author.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Maori Language: English, mri Publication details: Wellington [N.Z.] : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1973Description: 84 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., port. ; 23 cmISBN: 0589007238; 9780589007232 Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Ao wairua | Atua | Mātauranga tikanga tāngataDDC classification: 390/.09931 LOC classification: DU423.S63 | S4713
Contents:
Foreword by the Rev. E.R. Simmons -- Introduction -- Maori clothing -- Native houses -- Food -- Right of ownership -- Planting -- Fishing -- Canoes -- Prerogatives of the chiefs -- Natives' propensity of war -- Pa or fortification -- Offensive arms -- Ways of making war -- Tattooing -- Ornaments -- Amusements -- Hakari -- Ceremony at the birth of a child -- Native marriage -- Burial -- Atamira -- Hahunga -- Maori tapous (tapu) -- Prayer for the kumaras -- Maori priesthood -- Medicine and surgery -- Character of the New Zealanders -- Slavery -- Dreams -- Oracles -- Sorcery -- Superstitious fear -- Reinga -- Theogony of the New Zealanders -- Mawi (Maui) -- Taki -- Hina -- Tawaki (Tawhaki) -- Maheuke (Mahuika) -- Wiro (Whiro) -- Kiharoa Taniwa (Kiharoa Taniwha) -- Tingara (Te Ngara) -- Demi-gods -- Tanakahi (Te Nakahi) -- Maori song -- Notes -- Father servants writings on the Maoris -- Bibliography for notes -- Appendix : Servant and Yate compared -- Index.
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"This book is published with the assistance of the Maori Purposes Fund Board"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-78) and index.

Foreword by the Rev. E.R. Simmons -- Introduction -- Maori clothing -- Native houses -- Food -- Right of ownership -- Planting -- Fishing -- Canoes -- Prerogatives of the chiefs -- Natives' propensity of war -- Pa or fortification -- Offensive arms -- Ways of making war -- Tattooing -- Ornaments -- Amusements -- Hakari -- Ceremony at the birth of a child -- Native marriage -- Burial -- Atamira -- Hahunga -- Maori tapous (tapu) -- Prayer for the kumaras -- Maori priesthood -- Medicine and surgery -- Character of the New Zealanders -- Slavery -- Dreams -- Oracles -- Sorcery -- Superstitious fear -- Reinga -- Theogony of the New Zealanders -- Mawi (Maui) -- Taki -- Hina -- Tawaki (Tawhaki) -- Maheuke (Mahuika) -- Wiro (Whiro) -- Kiharoa Taniwa (Kiharoa Taniwha) -- Tingara (Te Ngara) -- Demi-gods -- Tanakahi (Te Nakahi) -- Maori song -- Notes -- Father servants writings on the Maoris -- Bibliography for notes -- Appendix : Servant and Yate compared -- Index.

In English with some Maori.

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