The Raupo Book of Maori Proverbs

Author(s): Aw Reed et al.

Maori Books

Proverbs (or whakatauki) express the wisdom, wit and commonsense of the Maori people. They are of great value and inspiration to writers, story-tellers and anyone speaking in a Maori setting. Several hundred proverbs are contained in The Raupo Book of Maori Proverbs, categorised under a large number of diverse headings, with translations and explanations in English. This comprehensive and dependable book serves as both a useful reference and an insight into values of the Maori.

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Born in Auckland in 1908, A.W. Reed (Alexander Wyclif) was educated at Mt Albert Grammar School. In 1932, he helped to found a book-publishing business, A.H. A.W. Reed, one of New Zealand's leading publishing houses of the time with an enduring list of local books. Reed wrote more than 200 books himself, with a range of reference works and popular accounts of Maori culture. He died in 1979.

General Fields

  • : 9780143567912
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • : June 2012
  • : 198x129
  • : New Zealand
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Aw Reed et al.
  • : Paerback
  • : Reprint
  • : 398.999442
  • : Very Good
  • : 187