Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka

Maori Books

The Children of Rangi & Papa The Maori story of creation – paintings and poems by Pauline Kahurangi Yearbury.  First published 1976.
$65
Concise Maori Dictionary – An introductory dictionary. A.W.Reed.
$22
Instant Maori – Theobald and Walker. Pocket sized guide… practical, streetwise and occasionally risque English/Maori phrases and words
$20
Traditional Maori Legends by Warren Pohatu.  The author retells 14 of the most popular Maori stories and myths.
$21
Introducing Maori Culture – Maori history and culture. Don Stafford.
$22
Maori: A Photographic and Social History by Micheal King
$52
Mau Moko by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku – The world of Maori Tattoo
$50
A Savage Country by Paul Moon. An examination of New Zealand in the 1820s
$40
Know your Maori Carving – Brief outline of basic woodcarving and the various design elements used by Maori. Glen Pownall.
$12
Maori Legends of the Land – Stories of creation and exploration by Pita Graham. Illustrated with historic engravings by W.Dittmer.
$21
Say it in Maori – Maori phrase book including grammar, phrases, proverbs and place names. Alan Armstrong.
$12
Maori Customs & Crafts – Alphabetically listed. Alan Armstrong.
$12
Know your Maori Weaving by Murdoch Riley.  Plaiting, weaving, tukutuku (wall panels) whakatauki (proverbs).
$12
Jade Treasures of the Maori by Murdoch Riley.  NZ jade / pounamu – varieties, Maori working methods, uses including heitiki and mere.
$12
Nga Tau Rere – an anthology of ancient Maori poetry, chosen and translated by David Simmons.  Each tells a story and is a record of Maori history.
$30
Te Marae: A guide to Customs & Protocol by Hiwi & Pat Tauroa
$22
Haere Mai – booklet with instructions on how to perform action songs, haka & poi dances, stick & hand games
$12
Moko – Maori tattooing in the 20th century bty Michael King
$40
Wise Words of the Maori – Revealing history and traditions. Over 4000 proverbs, aphorisms and expression from the rich resources of Maori literature. Murdoch Riley.
$50