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The Tail of the Fish. Maori Memories of the Far North. Matire Kereama (Matire Hoeft). Illustrated Louise Tilsey. Edited Elsdon Craig. 1968 1st Edition thus. Private publication, Oswald-Sealy, Auckland

Aupouri History written by an 80 year old kuia

This book tells the stories her elders told her & remembers personally the last tattooed warriors & tohunga, games she played as a child & life in the far north - Te hiku o te ika

Whakapapa from 6 waka

The Far North was a lovely place in which to live during my childhood: it possessed a solid body of men to lead and serve our people; elders did arise in those times to carry on the great traditions of our tribe

82pp; b/w illustrations; map; whakapapa; glossary; s/covers; very good condition; Presentation inscription inside front cover
Covers have two pulls, spine sunned. Inside very clean and tidy

A wonderful taonga of story & whakapapa
Very hard to find

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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