Forest lore of the Maori : with methods of snaring, trapping, and preserving bir...

Name/Title

Forest lore of the Maori : with methods of snaring, trapping, and preserving birds and rats, uses of berries, roots, fern-roots, and forest products, with mythological notes on origins, karakia used etc.

Edition

First published 1942

Maker

Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931

Maker Role

Author

Maker

Andersen, Johannes Carl, 1873-1962, ed

Maker Role

Author

About this object

Partial Contents: Forest lore of the Maori. The Maori and the forest -- The mauri of the forest -- Forest products -- Polynesian plant names in New Zealand -- Trees and ceremonial -- Paths and travelling -- Seasons -- Tree dwellings -- Food supplies obtained from the forest -- Bird lore. The Maori as a fowler -- Mythical birds , etc. -- The arts of the fowler -- The whare mita -- Bird-taking implements -- How birds were taken -- How Maori ascended trees -- The kiore Maori or native rat -- The pit trap.

Date Made

1977

Publisher

New Zealand. Govt.Printer

Series Title

Dominion Museum bulletin ; no.14. Whitcombe's practical handbooks Memoirs of the Polynesian Society no. 19.

Subject and Association Keywords

Ethnobotany -- New Zealand

Subject and Association Keywords

Ethnozoology -- New Zealand

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori (New Zealand people) -- Food

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori (New Zealand people) -- Hunting

Subject and Association Keywords

Forests and forestry -- Religious aspects

Subject and Association Keywords

Legends, Maori

Subject and Association Keywords

Purakau

Subject and Association Keywords

Rangahau o te noho-a-iwi

Subject and Association Keywords

Whaiwhai

Subject and Association Keywords

Mahinga kai o te whenua

Named Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type

Book

Object number

2014.1.0875

Spine Label

639.1 BES

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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