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King Pōtatau : an account of the life of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the first Māori king / by Pei Te Hurinui.

By: Jones, Pei Te Hurinui, 1898-1976.
Contributor(s): Polynesian Society (N. Z.) [author.] | Polynesian Society (N.Z.).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Memoirs of the Polynesian Society: 55.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society: no. 55.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society: Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Wellington, N.Z. : Polynesian Society ; Huia, 2010Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869694234 (pbk.) :; 9781869694234 (pbk.); 1869694236 (pbk.).Subject(s): Potatau Te Wherowhero, King of the Maori, 1775?-1860 | Waikato (New Zealand people) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Wars | Kōrero taumata | Whakapapa | Tūpuna | Pūrākau | Pakanga | Rangatiratanga | Waikato (New Zealand People) -- Kings And Rulers -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand People) -- Kings And Rulers -- Biography | New Zealand -- History -- To 1840 | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876 | Kōrero Taumata | Maori (New Zealand People) -- Genealogy | Tupuna | Pūrākau | Pakanga | Rangatiratanga. Reo | New Zealand -- History -- To 1840 | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876DDC classification: 993.01092
Partial contents:
bk. 1. Te Wherowhereo (The Lord of Waikato) -- bk. 2. Pōtatau (Te first Māori king) -- bk. 3. Mana motuhake (Spiritual prestige set apart.)
Preface -- Book one: Te Wherowhero (The Lord of Waikato) (1. Te Rauangaanga ; 2. The pathway of Tūrongo ; 3. The priestly scholar ; 4. Te Rauparaha ; 5. The Battle of Kāwhia -- 6. Te Arawī and the flight from Kāwhia ; 7. An epic duel ; 8. A severe defeat (Mātakitaki) ; 9. Ōrongokoekoeā ; 10. A romantic interlude ; 11. Settling of accounts ; 12. The stars look down) -- Book two: Pōtatau (The [first] Māori King) (1. The genesis of an idea ; 2. The chiefs and the tribes deliberate ; 3. Search the land, search the sea ; 4. The pro-consul [Wiremu Tamehana] and the bishop [George Augustus Selwyn] ; 5. The well-spring of tears ; 6. The birds of strong flight ; 7. The king is raised up ; 8. The storm clouds of war) -- Book three: Mana Motuhake (Spiritual prestige set apart) (The Māori Kings' coat of arms ; 1. Waikato ; 2. Religion ; 3. Father and son ; 4. Haere rā (farewell)).
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book details the background to the Kingitanga and also tells the story of the first king, Potatau Te Wherowhero. It details all the momentous events of Te Wherowhero's life from around 1775 to his death in 1860, including his status as Lord of the Waikato and the famous battles and conflicts with other tribes, his raising up as the First Maori King, and Mana Motuhake, the Maori Kingship, set apart as the symbol of the spiritual and cultural life of the Maori. Pei Te Hurinui's biography of King Potatau tells this story in a Maori voice employing waiata, poetry and whakapapa as well as prose text in English and English translations so that the book is accessible to both Maori language speakers and those with no knowledge of Maori.

Originally published: Wellington, N.Z. : Polynesian Society, 1959.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-279) and index.

bk. 1. Te Wherowhereo (The Lord of Waikato) -- bk. 2. Pōtatau (Te first Māori king) -- bk. 3. Mana motuhake (Spiritual prestige set apart.)

Preface -- Book one: Te Wherowhero (The Lord of Waikato) (1. Te Rauangaanga ; 2. The pathway of Tūrongo ; 3. The priestly scholar ; 4. Te Rauparaha ; 5. The Battle of Kāwhia -- 6. Te Arawī and the flight from Kāwhia ; 7. An epic duel ; 8. A severe defeat (Mātakitaki) ; 9. Ōrongokoekoeā ; 10. A romantic interlude ; 11. Settling of accounts ; 12. The stars look down) -- Book two: Pōtatau (The [first] Māori King) (1. The genesis of an idea ; 2. The chiefs and the tribes deliberate ; 3. Search the land, search the sea ; 4. The pro-consul [Wiremu Tamehana] and the bishop [George Augustus Selwyn] ; 5. The well-spring of tears ; 6. The birds of strong flight ; 7. The king is raised up ; 8. The storm clouds of war) -- Book three: Mana Motuhake (Spiritual prestige set apart) (The Māori Kings' coat of arms ; 1. Waikato ; 2. Religion ; 3. Father and son ; 4. Haere rā (farewell)).

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