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Nga Morehu. The Survivors. Judith Binney and Gillian Chaplin. (1986) (1987 with corrections) 1990. Oxford University Press, Auckland


"Ko te wahine he whare tangata, he waka tangata"

Bios of Te Kooti Rikirangi and Rua Kenana and the beginnings of the Ringatu faith
Women in the Maori world
Maori oral history making

The life stories, photos and whakapapa of eight women, all from the Bay of Plenty, Urewera or Poverty Bay; the strongholds of the Ringatu Faith
They were all brought up in the kauta, maintaining the practices of tapu, and were all native speakers of Te Reo Maori

Heni Brown
Reremoana Koopu
Maaka Jones
Hei Ariki Algie
Heni Sutherland
Miria Rua
Putiputi Onekawa
Te Akakura Rua

Wonderful old photos incl the wives of Te Kooti and Topia Turoa; Te Kuiti in 1885; Takepu Marae and people, Te Karaka, 1889; Torere Marae, 1935; Omaio schoolchildren, 1900; Te Kohi Delamere; cutting up a humpbacked whale at Maraenui, 1919; Rangi Rikirangi, grandson of Te Kooti, 1906; Rua Kenana teaching from the verandah of Hiruharama Hou; Maungapohatu School pupils, 1920; 3 generations of direct descendants of Te Kooti, Manutuke, 1936; and many many more ...

Waiata and oriori in Maori and English


218pp; b/w photos; maps; whakapapa; index; bibliography; glossary of Maori words; s/covers; very good condition
Covers; faint crease rear corner; spine and small part of front sunned
Inside very clean and tidy – a lovely copy

A very readable, moving and spiritual book of personal stories to be cherished. A true taonga


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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