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Smith, S. Percy (Stephenson Percy) 1840-1922

Overview
Works: 138 works in 354 publications in 3 languages and 1,461 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Genealogy  Maps  Cadastral maps  Textbooks  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor, Translator
Classifications: GN663, 993.01
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Hawaiki : the original home of the Maori, with a sketch of Polynesian history by S. Percy Smith( Book )

25 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephension Percy Smith (1840-1922) was a New Zealand ethnologist and surveyor. As a young man, he travelled six hundred miles exploring the volcanic interior of North Island, and had many interactions with the Maori populations, whose language, history and traditions fascinated him throughout this career as a government surveyor. In 1892 he co-founded the Polynesian Society, in whose journal this study originally appeared. The first book edition was published in 1898, and this third updated edition in 1910. Using indigenous sources gathered in Polynesia and New Zealand, Smith constructed an elaborate history of Polynesians, and argued that they were ultimately descended from Aryan ancestors in India. His theory of Maori origins was accepted by several generations of scholars, but was eventually superseded by modern historical and archeological research. However, his pioneering work, acclaimed in its day, still provides fascinating insights into both nineteenth-century Polynesian cultures and colonial ethnography."--Back cover
Māori wars of the nineteenth century : the struggle of the northern against the southern Māori tribes prior to the colonisation of New Zealand in 1840 by S. Percy Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephenson Percy Smith (1840-1922) arrived in New Zealand as a boy, and in early 1858 travelled six hundred miles exploring the volcanic interior of North Island, including Taupo, Lake Tarawera and the Tongariro-Ruapehu area, returning via Rangitikei and Wanganui. He also witnessed the unrest caused by the rapid European encroachment on Maori lands. After retiring in 1900 from his career as a government surveyor, Smith devoted himself to the study of the Maori and co-founded the Polynesian Society, in whose journal this study originally appeared between 1899 and 1901. Reissued here in its enlarged second edition of 1910, it deals with the inter-tribal 'Musket Wars' of the early nineteenth century, when different Maori communities competed for territory shortly before European settlement began in earnest. Although Smith's interpretations do not meet modern scholarly standards, his pioneering work still provides fascinating insights into nineteenth-century Maori traditions and their colonial reception
The lore of the Whare-wānanga : or, Teachings of the Maori College on religion, cosmogony, and history by S. Percy Smith( Book )

31 editions published between 1877 and 2011 in English and Maori and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephenson Percy Smith (1840-1922) arrived in New Zealand as a boy, and soon became fascinated by Maori culture. After retiring in 1900 from his career as a government surveyor, Smith devoted himself to the study of the Maori and co-founded the Polynesian Society, which published this two volume study in 1913-15. The book contains the Maori text of an important body of beliefs and traditions which had been committed to writing over fifty years earlier, when the young W. H. Whatahoro had acted as scribe for a group of senior elders concerned to preserve this ancient and sacred knowledge. Only long afterwards was Whatahoro willing to divulge it to Europeans, and he personally assisted Smith with the translation provided here.Although Smith's interpretative notes and "comparative mythology" agenda are typical of their time, this pioneering work laid the foundations for later research. Volume 1 focuses on the Gods and creation myths.".-- Back cover
Niue : the island and its people by S. Percy Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and traditions of the Maoris of the west coast, North Island of New Zealand, prior to 1840 by S. Percy Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Māori history of the coast and its hinterland from traditional and European sources with emphasis on the early 19th century"--Bagnall
History and traditions of Rarotonga by Ariki Tara'Are( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Rarotongan and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eruption of Tarawera : a report to the Surveyor-General by S. Percy Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vocabulary and grammar of the Niué dialect of the Polynesian language by Edward Tregear( Book )

7 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peopling of the North : notes on the ancient Māori history of the Northern Peninsula and sketches of the history of the Ngāti-Whātua tribe of Kaipara, New Zealand by S. Percy Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1896 and 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 1858 journey into the interior by S. Percy Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1858 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kermadec Islands : their capabilities and extent by S. Percy Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiki, the whence of the Maori : with a sketch of Polynesian history; being an introduction to the native history of Rarotonga by S. Percy Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 1898 and 1921 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Tohunga Māori by S. Percy Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map of the Chatham Islands : from surveys by S.P. Smith & John Robertson, 1868 & 1883 by New Zealand( )

11 editions published between 1887 and 1919 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori wars of the nineteenth century by S. Percy Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephenson Percy Smith (1840-1922) arrived in New Zealand as a boy, and in early 1858 travelled six hundred miles exploring the volcanic interior of North Island, including Taupo, Lake Tarawera and the Tongariro-Ruapehu area, returning via Rangitikei and Wanganui. He also witnessed the unrest caused by the rapid European encroachment on Maori lands. After retiring in 1900 from his career as a government surveyor, Smith devoted himself to the study of the Maori and co-founded the Polynesian Society, in whose journal this study originally appeared between 1899 and 1901. Reissued here in its enlarged second edition of 1910, it deals with the inter-tribal 'Musket Wars' of the early nineteenth century, when different Maori communities competed for territory shortly before European settlement began in earnest. Although Smith's interpretations do not meet modern scholarly standards, his pioneering work still provides fascinating insights into nineteenth-century Maori traditions and their colonial reception.-- Publisher
Niuē-fekai (or Savage) Island and its people by S. Percy Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori nomenclature : names in Canterbury, the Māori language, how names should be pronounced, passes through the Southern Alps by W. H. Sherwood Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taranaki, the garden of New Zealand : short history and general description by S. Percy Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niué vocabulary by F. E Lawes( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. vol. of Niue to English vocabulary, followed by names of body parts. Bears note that it was prepared for the use of S. Percy Smith, New Zealand's first Government Resident on Niue, in 1902
Rarotonga records, being extracts from the papers of the late Rev. W. Wyatt Gill by William Wyatt Gill( Book )

3 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Smith, S. P. 1840-1922

Smith, S. Percy 1840-1922

Smith, Stephenson Percy 1840-1922

Stephenson Percy Smith historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1840-1922)

Stephenson Percy Smith Surveyor

斯蒂芬森·珀西·史密斯

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