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

Overview
Works: 135 works in 294 publications in 3 languages and 1,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Genealogy  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Composer, Translator, Editor
Classifications: GN663, 993.01
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Most widely held works about S. Percy Smith
 
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Most widely held works by S. Percy Smith
Hawaiki, the original home of the Maori : with a sketch of Polynesian history by S. Percy Smith( Book )

31 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori wars of the nineteenth century: the struggle of the northern against the southern Maori tribes prior to the colonisation of New Zealand in 1840 by S. Percy Smith( Book )

19 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lore of the Whare-wānanga : or, Teachings of the Maori College on religion, cosmogony, and history by S. Percy Smith( Book )

16 editions published between 1913 and 2008 in English and Maori and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niue : the island and its people by S. Percy Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 97 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 )

15 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 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 )

2 editions published in 2000 in Rarotongan and held by 55 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 2011 in English and held by 47 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 )

13 editions published between 1896 and 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1907 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niue-fekai (or Savage) Island and its people by S. Percy Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 1903 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lore of the Whare-wananga : or teachings of the Maori college on religion, cosmogony, and history( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 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, wheh 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. Volume 2 focuses on traditions relating to the history and migrations of the Maori people and their arrival in New Zealand in the "Great fleet". -- Back cover
Maori nomenclature : names in Canterbury, the Maori 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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niué vocabulary by Francis Edwin Lawes( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 9 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
The lore of the Whare-wananga : or, Teachings of the Maori college on religion, cosmogony, and history. Part 1. Te kauwae-runga, or 'Things celestial' by S. Percy Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1913 and 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Undetermined 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 Surveyor

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