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Forest lore of the Māori : with methods of snaring, trapping, and preserving birds and rats, uses of berries, roots, fern-root, and forest products, with mythological notes on origins, karakia used etc.

Author: Elsdon Best
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Te Papa Press, 2005.
Series: Dominion Museum bulletin, no. 14.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, no. 18.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsdon Best
ISBN: 9781877385018 1877385018
OCLC Number: 156746436
Notes: Title page reprinted from the 1977 reprint : Wellington, N.Z. : Govt. Printer, 1977.
Originally published: Wellington, N.Z. : Polynesian Society in collaboration with the Dominion Museum, 1942. (Dominion Museum bulletin ; no. 14) and (Polynesian Society memoir ; no. 18).
Description: xiii, 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: FOREST LORE OF THE MAORI --
The Maori and the forest --
The Mauri of the forest --
Forest products, etc. --
Polynesian plant names in New Zealand --
Trees and ceremonial --
Paths and travelling --
Season --
tree dwellings --
Food supplies, etc., obtained from the forest ; Hinau ; Tawa ; Karaka ; Tutu ; Miscellaneous small berries ; Titoki and titoki-oil ; Various oils and gums ; Masticatories ; Pungapunga, Renga, Pua Raupo ; Aruhe (fern-root) ; Miscellaneous food products ; Mamaku or tree-fern ; Edible herbs ; Fungi, etc. ; Honey or nectar from blossoms ; Flax ; Bark and its uses ; The rata trees --
BIRD LORE --
The Maori as a fowler --
Mythical birds, etc. --
The arts of the Fowler --
The whare Mata --
Bird-taking implements --
How birds were taken ; Flightless birds ; Kiwi ; Kakapo ; The Weka ; The Huia ; The Moa ; Pukeko ; Koreke or quail ; The Kaka or brown parrot ; How the Maori ascended trees ; The Kereru or wood pigeon ; Huahua Manu ; The Tui or parson bird ; The parakeet or Kakariki ; The bell-bird or Korimako ; The Kokako or crow ; The saddle-back, the stitch-bird and the native thrush ; The Karuwai or robin ; The Popokatea or whitehead ; The blight-bird or silvereye ; The Miromiro or pied tit ; The fernbird and the kingfisher ; The grey warbler and the fantail ; The bat or Pekapeka ; The Ruru or morepork ; The Whekau or laughing-owl ; The Kahu or hawk ; The Koekoea or long-tailed cuckoo ; Pipiwharaurao or shining-cuckoo ; The Kotuku or white heron ; The crested grebe and the dabchick ; The cormorant or shag ; The Titi or mutton-bird ; Ducks and teal ; The The Kuaka or godwit ; Prized seabirds --
The Kiore Maori or native rat ; Tawhiti Kiore ; Tawhiti makamaka ; The pit-trop --
Addenda, Maori text.
Series Title: Dominion Museum bulletin, no. 14.; Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, no. 18.
Responsibility: by Elsdon Best.

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