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

Overview
Works: 131 works in 344 publications in 3 languages and 1,483 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Genealogy  Maps  Cadastral maps  Archives  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Composer, Translator, Editor
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 )

33 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

21 editions published between 1910 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 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
The lore of the Whare-wānanga : or, Teachings of the Maori College on religion, cosmogony, and history by S. Percy Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1913 and 1998 in English and Maori and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 96 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 held by 83 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1886 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

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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 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 )

5 editions published in 1887 in English and held by 30 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1915 and 2011 in English and held by 21 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
Māori nomenclature by W. H. S Roberts( Book )

4 editions published between 1902 and 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Album of sourced and dated newspaper cuttings from the Lyttelton times, 1902
Map of the Chatham Islands by New Zealand( )

9 editions published between 1887 and 1919 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1903 and 2005 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 )

4 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lore of the Whare-wananga, or, Teachings of the Maori college on their history and migrations, etc by H. T Watahoro( Book )

5 editions published between 1915 and 1978 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarotonga records, being extracts from the papers of the late Rev. W. Wyatt Gill by William Wyatt Gill( Book )

5 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 6 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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