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Ann, our librarian, has put together a guide to finding Māori related resources. It begins with books and other items that the library holds, before highlighting important websites we regularly use to assist customers answer their information requests.

Books you may have missed

Syndetics book coverOnce were Pacific : Māori connections to Oceania, by Alice Te Punga Somerville.
Native identity is usually associated with a particular place. But what if that place is the ocean? Once Were Pacific explores this question as it considers how Māori and other Pacific peoples frame their connection to the ocean, to New Zealand, and to each other through various creative works. ...Although Māori are ethnically Polynesian, and Aotearoa New Zealand is clearly a part of the Pacific region, in New Zealand the terms Maori and Pacific are colloquially applied to two distinct communities: Maori are Indigenous, and Pacific refers to migrant communities from elsewhere in the region. Asking how this distinction might blur historical and contemporary connections, Te Punga Somerville interrogates the relationship between indigeneity, migration, and diaspora, focusing on texts: poetry, fiction, theater, film, and music, viewed alongside historical instances of performance, journalism, and scholarship. (drawn from the book cover)

Syndetics book coverHuia histories of Māori : Nga Tahuhu Kōrero, edited by Danny Keenan.
"Collection of 17 essays from Māori scholars which cover customary law, ancestral law, the natural world, Māori urban protest, health, politics, and customary language and expression"--Publisher's information.

Syndetics book coverMana Māori and Christianity, edited by Hugh Morrison...[et al.]
"This book examines encounters between the Christian church and Māori. Christian faith among Māori changed from the missionary endeavours of Pākehā settlers, to the development of indigenous expressions of Christian faith, to partnerships between Māori and Pākehā in the mainline churches, and the emergence of Destiny Church. The book looks at the growth, development and adaptation of Christian faith among Māori people, and considers how that development has helped shape New Zealand identity and society. It explores questions of theology, historical development, socio-cultural influence and change, and the outcomes of Pākehā interactions with Māori."--Publisher information.

Syndetics book coverTahua-roa, korare = Food for your visitors, Māori green vegetables : their history and tips on their use, by Nick Roskruge.
Contents : Korare o te mara: cultivated greens -- Korare o te wai: greens from the water -- Korare o te wao nui o Tane: greens of the bush and forest -- Korare maheuheu: weeds as gardens.

eBook & eMagazine in Te Reo Māori

Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau, 1869-1960

To celebrate Maori Language Week, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage published this eBook. The book contains the Māori language biographies from all published volumes of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography to date: view it here.


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