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Letters to the mountain : Maori letters to the editor, 1898-1905 = He reta ki te maunga / introduced and translated by Margaret Orbell.

Contributor(s): Orbell, Margaret, 1934-2006.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland (N.Z.) : Reed Books, c2002Description: 167 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0790008440 (pbk.).Other title: He reta ki te maunga.Uniform titles: Te Puke ki Hikurangi. | Te Puke ki Hikurangi. Subject(s): Letters to the editor -- New Zealand -- Wairarapa Region | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Politics and government | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Periodicals | Maori newspapers | Kōtahitanga | Whakawhitiwhitinga kōrero | Kōrero | NūpepaDDC classification: 305.899442 Summary: "In the nine years of its existence the Wairarapa-based newspaper Te Puki ki Hikurangi provided a lively forum for ideas and news among Maori up and down the country. This book samples 35 letters that were written to the editor between the years 1898 and 1905, in Maori with English translations. These documents offer a fascinating slice of Maori life from the turn of the twentieth century and an insight into the art of story telling. Included are tales of everyday life, recipes, farming and family gatherings, as wel as extraordinary events like a voyage to the Klondike goldfields, a tragic flood and a ceremony to mark Queen Victoria's death. The author has located and here includes many photos of the letter writers and places described" --Publisher's description.
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In English and Maori.

"This anthology consists of letters to the editor that appeared in a remarkable periodical, Te Puke ki Hikurangi, which began publication late in 1897 as the voice of the political movement known as Te Kotahitanga (Unity)" --P. 9.

Includes bibliographical references.b

"In the nine years of its existence the Wairarapa-based newspaper Te Puki ki Hikurangi provided a lively forum for ideas and news among Maori up and down the country. This book samples 35 letters that were written to the editor between the years 1898 and 1905, in Maori with English translations. These documents offer a fascinating slice of Maori life from the turn of the twentieth century and an insight into the art of story telling. Included are tales of everyday life, recipes, farming and family gatherings, as wel as extraordinary events like a voyage to the Klondike goldfields, a tragic flood and a ceremony to mark Queen Victoria's death. The author has located and here includes many photos of the letter writers and places described" --Publisher's description.

In English and Maori.

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