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The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions


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Preface; 1. The ancient canoes, and Tai-nui; 2. Hotu-mauea; 3. Journey of Tara to Katikati; 4. Motai; 5. The exploits of Te-ngako; 6. The forts of Tu-Raunga-tao taken; 7. Battles fought previous to those of Mau-inaina and the Totara; 8. The Nga-ti-maru answer by song; 9. An account of an ancient (European) navigator called Rongo-tute; 10. The war between Nga-ti-maru and Nga-ti-whananga; 11. The war of Nga-ti-awa on Hau-raki; 12. The attack of Kohi-rangatira and Te-kanawa on Nga-puhi; 13. The acts of murder by the Nga-puhi on the Hau-raki tribes; 14. How Nga-i-te-rangi obtained possession of Tauranga; 15. Pa at Maketu Taken; 16. The Nga-ti-maru reside in Horo-tiu.

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Published 1887-90, this six-volume compilation of Maori oral literature, with English translations, contains traditions about deities, origins and warfare.

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