Traditional Lifeways of the Southern Maori

Author(s): James Herries Beattie

Maori Books

James Beattie's single most important work is now back in print with a new cover. Editor Atholl Anderson introduces the book with a biography of Beattie, a description of his work and information about his informants. This book is a wonderful source of information, unique in New Zealand literature featuring traditional knowledge recorded in the early 20th century and introducing Southern Maori lifestyle and beliefs. As Tipene O'Regan writes in his foreword, "Ngai Tahu will be richer for the emergence of this remarkable text. Maori studies, in general, will be the richer. The texture ofsouthern knowledge will be better etched in our landscape".


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Atholl Anderson is of Ngai Tahu descent. He is Professor of Prehistory in the Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Australian National University, an Adjunct Professor of History (University of Canterbury) and Honorary Professor of Anthropology (University of Otago).

Foreword -- Introduction -- Murihiku -- Canterbury -- Nelson -- Westland -- Appendix : Edited remains from first draft of Murihiku volume -- Appendix 2: Glossary of names for flora and fauna -- References -- Index of Names -- Index of Place Names -- General Index.

General Fields

  • : 9781877372773
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : September 2009
  • : 230mm X 155mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Herries Beattie
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.89940937
  • : 640pp
  • : photographs