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Hawaiki : a new approach to Maori tradition / Margaret Orbell.

By: Orbell, Margaret, 1934-2006.
Contributor(s): University of Canterbury.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, N.Z. : Canterbury University Press, 1991Description: 81 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 30 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0908812159 (pbk.).Subject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Religion and mythology | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Origin | Maori (New Zealand people) -- History | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Legends | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Tangata whenua | PūrākauDDC classification: 291.13089994
Contents:
Preface -- The homeland (The actual history ; Related place-names ; Early scholars' interpretations ; Stories set in Hawaiki ; The last Hawaiki ; More recent scholarship ; The source of life ; Hawaiki's inaccessibility ; Hawaiki in the east ; Hawaiki in the west)
The voyages ('They never believed it' ; Ancestors here in the beginning ; Kupe the precursor ; The ancestors' arrival ; The preparations ; The karakia ; Parallel occurrences ; Sacred landmarks ; Voyages back to Hawaiki ; The Great Fleet)
The new land (Plants and animals ; Other treasures ; The tohunga ; Volcanic power ; Place-names relating to ancestors ; Tamatea and his fire ; Rivers and lakes ; South Island mountains ; The Northland hypothesis)
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"Originally published [by the University of Canterbury in 1985] as University of Canterbury Publication No. 35, this book is the revised text of the Macmillan Brown lectures for 1983"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-74) and index.

Preface -- The homeland (The actual history ; Related place-names ; Early scholars' interpretations ; Stories set in Hawaiki ; The last Hawaiki ; More recent scholarship ; The source of life ; Hawaiki's inaccessibility ; Hawaiki in the east ; Hawaiki in the west)

The voyages ('They never believed it' ; Ancestors here in the beginning ; Kupe the precursor ; The ancestors' arrival ; The preparations ; The karakia ; Parallel occurrences ; Sacred landmarks ; Voyages back to Hawaiki ; The Great Fleet)

The new land (Plants and animals ; Other treasures ; The tohunga ; Volcanic power ; Place-names relating to ancestors ; Tamatea and his fire ; Rivers and lakes ; South Island mountains ; The Northland hypothesis)

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