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The children of Rangi and Papa : the Maori story of creation

Author: Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury
Publisher: Christchurch : Whitcoulls, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fifteen paintings and fifteen matching poems in this book are a completely fresh and inspired dramatisation of the Maori creation myths. From the beginning, the endless dark, to the multiplication of earth's creatures in light, each of the recorded incidents and stages in the age old story is recaptured in clear bold lines vigorous, evocative lines of verse and strong vivid lines of brushwork.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yearbury, Pauline Kahurangi.
Children of Rangi and Papa.
Christchurch : Whitcoulls, 1976
(OCoLC)707066288
Named Person: Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury; Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury
ISBN: 0723304491 9780723304494
OCLC Number: 3293752
Description: 36 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
Rangi was joined to Papa --
Tu tries to part his parents --
Tane parts his parents --
Creatures revealed in light --
Four winds --
Tane & Tawhiri fight --
Ta Whirimatea & Tangaroa fight --
Separation of land creatures from sea creatures --
Rangi weeps on Papa --
Tane makes the first woman --
Hinetitama goes into the underworld --
Turning over of Papa --
Ruaumoko inside the belly of Papa-tu-a-nuku --
Rangi & Papa-tu-a-nuku in light.
Responsibility: Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury.

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The fifteen paintings and fifteen matching poems in this book are a completely fresh and inspired dramatisation of the Maori creation myths. From the beginning, the endless dark, to the multiplication of earth's creatures in light, each of the recorded incidents and stages in the age old story is recaptured in clear bold lines vigorous, evocative lines of verse and strong vivid lines of brushwork.

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