Author(s): Apirana Ngata (ed Jenny Curnow
Orig. advised as paperback but published as hardback.This is the first volume of a new edition of the classic work "Nga Moteatea", the annotated collection of waiata made over 40 years ago by the distinguished Maori leader and scholar Sir Apirana Ngata. It was previously published in four volumes with English translations of the first three volumes by Pei Te Hurinui Jones. These books are now out of print. This completely redesigned and reset edition, published in association with the Polynesian Society, preserves the integrity of Ngata's text and Jones's translations and their commentary but adds further notes from contemporary Maori scholars and modernises the typography by the inclusion of macrons. It also includes two CD's of waiata drawn from the archive of Maori and Pacific Music at the University of Auckland. An esential text for anyone studying Maori culture.
Sir Apirana Ngata (Ngati Porou), 1874-1950, was a leading Maori figure, a land reformer, politician and scholar. He made a vital contribution to the revival of the Maori race in the early 20th century and is the subject of Ranginui Walker's recent biography. Jeny Curnow and Jane McRae have edited the new edition of Nga Moteatea for the Polynesian Society.