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Māori weapons in pre-European New Zealand

Author: Jeff Evans
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Libro International, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : This edition 2014View all editions and formats
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An introduction to the weapons that made up the armoury of tribes in pre-European New Zealand. Drawing on historical sources and contemporary expertise the author explains the manufacture, maintenance and use of each of the principal weapons: two handed weapons (including pouwhenua and tewatewha), patu and mere, spears (including huata and tokotoko), and other weapons (including hoeroa and oka).
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Evans
ISBN: 9781877514708 1877514705 9780947506155 0947506152
OCLC Number: 930317825
Language Note: In English with some Māori.
Notes: Originally published: Reed, 2002.
Description: 70 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Bernard Makoare --
Acknowledgements --
Author's note --
Introduction --
Two-handed weapons --
Pouwhenua --
Tewhatewha --
Taiaha --
Patu and mere --
Patu onewa --
Patu paraoa --
Wahaika --
Mere pounamu --
Kotiate --
Spears --
Huata --
Tokotoko --
Tao --
Koikoi --
Timata --
Tete --
Tarerarera --
Tararua and reti --
Other weapons --
Hoeroa --
Oka --
Patuki --
Kopere --
Glossary --
Selected bibliography.
Responsibility: Jeff Evans.

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An introduction to the weapons that made up the armoury of tribes in pre-European New Zealand. Drawing on historical sources and contemporary expertise the author explains the manufacture, maintenance and use of each of the principal weapons: two handed weapons (including pouwhenua and tewatewha), patu and mere, spears (including huata and tokotoko), and other weapons (including hoeroa and oka).

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