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The Māori

Author: Elsdon Best; New Zealand. Board of Māori Ethnological Research.
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Board of Māori Ethnological Research for the Author and on behalf of the Polynesian Society, 1924.
Series: Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elsdon Best provides a brief account of the Māori people of New Zealand, their ancient customs, beliefs, institutions, and industries.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elsdon Best; New Zealand. Board of Māori Ethnological Research.
OCLC Number: 181121820
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1: Physical & mental characteristics of the Maori --
The Maori as a seafarer & coloniser --
the peopling of New Zealand --
Traditional history & its teaching --
the whare wananga, or school of learning --
Cosmogony & anthropogeny --
Myth & folk lore --
Religious beliefs & practices of the Maori --
Maori magic --
Social customs --
Marriage customs.
Series Title: Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, v. 5.
Responsibility: by Elsdon Best.

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Elsdon Best provides a brief account of the Māori people of New Zealand, their ancient customs, beliefs, institutions, and industries.

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