The Maori : a history of the earliest inhabitants of New Zealand /

This is a translation from the original Italian of the work of Dom Felice Vaggioli, an Italian Benedictine monk sent by his Order in 1879 to New Zealand. A Papal directive in 1883 asking missionaries to gather artifacts and information concerning indigenous peoples prompted and encouraged Vaggioli t...

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Main Author: Vaggioli, Felice, 1845-1921.
Other Authors: Crockett, John.
Format: eBook
Published: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • THE MAORI: A History of the Earliest Inhabitants of New Zealand; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One: The Human Family; Chapter Two: The Oceanic-American Family; Chapter Three: How and By Whom New Zealand was Settled; Chapter Four: The Maori Individual; Chapter Five: Tattooing; Chapter Six: The Maori Language; Chapter Seven: The New Zealanders' Clothing; Chapter Eight: The Maori Hut; Chapter Nine: Marriage Among the Maori; Chapter Ten: The New Zealanders' Offspring.
  • Fig. 1
  • Harakeke or Flax plant (Formium tenax)Fig. 2
  • Tribal Chief and his young wife; Fig. 3
  • Tattooed Chief taking food with a stick; Fig. 4a
  • Maori and their ancient way of dressing; Fig. 4b
  • Maori and their ancient way of dressing; Fig. 5
  • Present day Maori at Rotorua; Fig. 6
  • 1. Man's tattooed head. 2. Woman's tattooed chin. 3. Clubs (1) Maori, (2) Australian, (3) Ancient Egyptian.; Fig. 7
  • 1. Tribal Chief's Hut. 2. Genealogical Stave or Stick.; Fig. 8
  • Door and Porch Ornamentation of Huts.
  • Fig. 9
  • 1. Taiaha, or Chief's Stave. 2. Maori Caskets and Boxes. 3. Papa, or food bowl. 4. Heru, or hair comb. Fig. 10
  • 1. Snow Sandals. 2. Maori Spade. 3. Bascket with Wooden Figures; Fig. 11
  • Maori village with common canoes, and fortress in the distance; Fig. 12
  • 1. Interior of a Fortress, with a Maori beating the Wooden Gong. 2. Vata, or food storehouse.; Fig. 13
  • Reed raft; Fig. 14
  • 1. Prow of War Canoe. 2. Spade to bail out water from canoes.; Fig. 15
  • Stern of a War Canoe and its Chief.; Fig. 16
  • 1. Musical Instrument made form Whale Tooth. 2. War Trumpets.
  • Fig. 17
  • 1. Wangaroa harbour and Canoe under sail. 2. Beached War Canoe, and Maorie PaddlesFig. 18
  • War Canoes, warriors and sailors at Mercury Bay; Fig. 19
  • 1. Wooden weapons. 2. Ancient Bone Weapons. 3. Stone Weapons. 4. An Elegant Stone Weapon; Fig. 20
  • Maori War Dance; Fig. 21
  • Maori Stretcher for the sick and wounded.; Fig. 22
  • Friends' visit and tangi in front of the hut of the deceased.; Fig. 23
  • Wooden carving over a tomb.; Fig. 24
  • 1. Tiki, or funeral monument. 2. Clothed Burial Statue; Fig. 25
  • Cemetery and tombs at Atene, on the Wanganui river.
  • Chapter Eleven: Routine of the Maori in PeacetimeChapter Twelve: The Food of the Maori; Chapter Thirteen: Maori Society; Chapter Fourteen: Muru and Tapu of the Maori; Chapter Fifteen: Maori Villages; Chapter Sixteen: Religious Beliefs and Superstitions of the Maori; Chapter Seventeen: The New Zealanders' Crafts, Arts and Sciences.; Chapter Eighteen: Maori Warfare and Their System; Chapter Nineteen: The New Zealanders' Cannibalism; Chapter Twenty: Funerals and Funeral Services of the Maori; Bibliography.