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Part of a series of full-colour inquiry based topic books written specifically for the revised NSW and Qld ancient history senior syllabuses.
2004 marks the 150th anniversary of New Zealand's parliament. In this easy-to-follow book, John Lockyer takes us through the years of early government and the changes that have taken place over the last 150 years. Covering diverse topics such as elections, the constitution and MMP, the book also contains side panels sections ... read more
Queenie Rikihana-Hyland brings together a collection of her favourite Maori Myths and Legends, from the creation and the ever-popular mischief-making of Maui, to the great love stories of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, and Turongo and Mahinarangi. In the true tradition of paki waitara (story-telling) Queenie has drawn on many sources... read more
This book answers questions such as: When was Aotearoa discovered? How was Maori society organised in pre-European times? What is traditional Maori art? How does the Treaty of Waitangi affect us today? These are some of the questions commonly asked by New Zealanders and visitors about the Maori people and their cultures.
|Author:||Queenie Rikihana Hyland (illus Sarah Wairau)|
Manawa Hine ÃÂ literally ÃÂFemale HeartÃÂ ÃÂ retells the stories of four famed Maori heroines, each of whom swam against the tide in their own way. Kahe te Rau o te Rangi swam from Kapiti Island to the mainland with her baby on her back and in doing so saved many lives. Hinepoupou was abandoned by her abusive husband ... read more
|Author:||Reupena Ngata & Alan Armstrong|
The action song is a modern addition to Maori performing arts, pioneered in the early twentieth century by Sir Apirana Ngata. Almost a century after it first appeared, the waiata kori (action song) is flourishing among kapa haka groups. Maori Action Songs is the classic introduction to this distinctive art form - ideal for t... read more
A quick, accessible and informative guide to things Maori, written for visitors and locals alike. Topics include haka, hongi and hangi, waka, the Maori Queen, the Treaty, tangi, etc. Light-hearted, and illustrated with colour photos throughout.
|Author:||Melanie Drewery & Bruce Potter (ill.)|
'Tonight we have to go to bed early' said Mum. 'Tomorrow morning we are going to have a surprise.'But what event would be so special to get you up in the middle of a cold New Zealand winter? Matariki is rising, and the Maori New Year is on its way.