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This is an auction for WAIKARE-MOANA, THE SEA OF THE RIPPLING WATERS: THE LAKE; THE LAND; THE LEGENDS, with A TRAMP THROUGH TUHOE LAND, by Elsdon Best.

A reprint by the Government Printer of the book first published in 1897.

CONTENTS:

* Coastlines of the Lake

* Islands in the Lake

* Legends

From Wikipedia:

"Elsdon Best (30 June 1856 – 9 September 1931) was an ethnographer who made important contributions to the study of the Maori of New Zealand. In 1895, when the Urewera district began to be opened up for European settlement, Best took a position as quarter-master with the road works, beginning in Te Whaiti. For the next 15 years, he worked in the district, using his presence in the area to build up a relationship with many Tuhoe elders and record the facts of the culture and traditions of the Tuhoe, which were still relatively intact. He recorded his observations in field records and note books that he kept now for the rest of his life. His relationship with Tutakangahau is the subject of a recent book. Best's devotion to his study, together with his facility in Maori, allowed him to win the confidence of the Tuhoe, whose traditions he published in a series of articles in the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute and the Journal of the Polynesian Society. In 1897, he published the monograph Waikaremoana, the Sea of Rippling Waters, With a Tramp through Tuhoe Land, in which he presented the lore of the district. In 1910, Best was appointed ethnologist at the Dominion Museum which allowed him to pursue his research in a more focused manner..."

More on Wikipedia.

Hardback 1975.

110 pages + illustrations.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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