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Polynesian Society (N.Z.)

Overview
Works: 196 works in 303 publications in 1 language and 5,329 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Bibliography  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Biography  Folklore  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GN2, 996.005
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Most widely held works by Polynesian Society (N.Z.)
The journal of the Polynesian Society by Polynesian Society (N.Z.)( )

in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. for 1892-1941 contain the Transactions and Proceeding of the Society
Polynesian navigation : a symposium on Andrew Sharp's theory of accidental voyages by Jack Golson( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori warfare by Andrew Peter Vayda( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1970 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study by an anthropologist gives a clear, coherent, and carefully documented description of Maori warfare in its last stage of evolution beofre its character was greatly altered by European weapons and ways. The book shows Maori warfare in relation to the New Zealand environment in which the Maori people worked and fought. Dr Vayda's discussions of cannibalism, slavery, the exploitation of conquered land, and other aspects of warfare in pre-European New Zealand will increase our understanding and perhaps modify some accepted views in this field"--Dust jacket
Transformations of Polynesian culture( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacific navigation and voyaging( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori women by Berys Heuer( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongan society at the time of Captain Cook's visits : discussions with Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou by Elizabeth Bott Spillius( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of the paper is to describe the social and political organisation of the Kingdom of Tonga in the Western Pacific as it was when Captain Cook made his visits in the 1770s."--P.7
A dictionary of the Maori language by Herbert W Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 1917 and 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Akatokamanava : myth, history and society in the Southern Cook Islands by Jukka Siikala( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proverbial expressions of the Samoans by E Schultz( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1965 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nobility and the chiefly tradition in the modern Kingdom of Tonga by George E Marcus( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated bibliography of Oceanic music and dance by Mervyn McLean( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Pōtatau : an account of the life of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the first Māori king by Pei Te Hurinui Jones( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero details all the events of [his] life from about 1775 to his death in 1860, including his status as Lord of the Waikato and the famous battles and conflicts with other tribes, the raising up of Pōtatau as the [first] Māori King, and Mana Motuhake, the Māori Kingship, set apart as the symbol of the spiritual and cultural life of the Māori. This work challenges the allocation of the blame and blame for the events that led up to the wars of the 1860s and the Māori King [movement]. Pei Te Hurinui argues that the wars coincided with, rather than developed from, the establishment of the Māori King. ..."--Book flap
War and succession in Mangaia from Mamae's texts by Michael Reilly( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War and Succession in Mangaia is a political history of an island in the southern Cook Islands, from its social foundations until the advent of Christianity in the 1820s, as described by the 19th century tribal historian Mamae. Mangaian society was dominated by powerful warrior chiefs who warred with one another for political, social and economic dominance over the island's productive lands and its people. The successful contestant became the holder of the mangaia title and reigned supreme until challenged by another warrior chief who believed he had sufficient supporters to bring about a regime change. The stories of these chiefly battles for supreme power form the basis of this work. Mamae's original manuscripts are reproduced, along with translations, and a commentary discussing the events surrounding each contest for power. The introduction explains the nature of pre-Christian Mangaian society, the various ethnographies written about it, and the form and content of Mamae's narratives of war and political succession. The study concludes with general remarks on the chronology of Mangaian society, and a discussion of local cultural themes found in Mamae's texts: the formation and differentiation of tribes through genealogy and origins, the role of the mangaia titleholders, the respective roles of women and priests, the use of exile from the community as a form of social control, and the nature of Mangaian warfare"--Book jacket
Kimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lost by Bruce Biggs( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruce Grandison Biggs (1921-2000) was the most influential figure in academic Maori studies in the 20th century, and is widely recognised as one of the founders of modern Oceanic descriptive and historical linguistics. In these 1992 Macmillan Brown Lectures, published here for the first time, the author draws upon his deep knowledge of Maori language and culture, and his studies in Oceanic linguistics to explore the "culture of the pre-19th century Maori." The lectures are an exquisite example of Bruce Biggs's unique and wide-ranging scholarship and the singular flavour of his expression."--Jacket
The Oldman collection of Polynesian artifacts : new edition of Polynesian Society memoir 15 by W. O Oldman( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancestral voices from Mangaia : a history of the ancient gods and chiefs by Michael Reilly( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transcribes and interprets a series of indigenous historical texts, including proverbs, songs and narratives, as told by generations of Mangaian scholars, notably the tribal historian, Mamae, and by outsider scholars, particularly the missionary William Wyatt Gill and Te Rangi Hiroa
The upraised hand, or, The spiritual significance of the rise of the Ringatū faith by William Greenwood( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 1980 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polynesian peasants and proletarians : socio-economic change among the Tahitians of French Polynesia by Ben R Finney( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samoan proverbial expressions = Alaga'upu fa'a - Samoa by E Schultz( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral traditions of Samoan culture with expressions taken from mythology, history, and everyday lives. Suitable for self-study, building vocabulary, and developing reading and writing skills
 
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King Pōtatau : an account of the life of Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, the first Māori king
Alternative Names
Polynesian Society of New Zealand

Polynesian Society, Wellington

Languages
English (84)

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War and succession in Mangaia from Mamae's textsKimihia te mea ngaro = Seek that which is lostAncestral voices from Mangaia : a history of the ancient gods and chiefsSamoan proverbial expressions = Alaga'upu fa'a - Samoa