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Welcome to The Knowledge Basket’s Taonga collection
Carved Houses of Te Arawa
Carved Houses of Te Arawa – a Dominion Museum Records in Ethnology, Vol. 1 No. 2 (1948) publication by W.J Phillips and J.M. McEwen in now available as a browseable HTML file and as an ePub format eBook. Size Approx: 15MB
The author, Elsdon Best (1856-1931) was an ethnologist with the Dominion Museum for 20 years and in that time compiled an impressive number of publications on Māori history and lore.
Elsdon Best’s Monographs
These documents are in html format which allows for faster downloading.
DMM 1. Some Aspects of Maori Myth and Religion – By Elsdon Best
DMM 2. Spiritual and Mental Concepts of the Maori – By Elsdon Best
DMM 3. Astronomical Knowledge of the Maori – By Elsdon Best
DMM 4. The Maori Division of Time – By Elsdon Best
DMM 5. Polynesian Voyagers. The Maori as a Deep-sea Navigator, Explorer, and Colonizer – By Elsdon Best
DMM 6. The Maori School of Learning – By Elsdon Best
Gilbert Edward Archey, 1890 – 1974, was a zoologist, museum director, and ethnologist. Amongst many activities and services he performed was as director of the Auckland Institute and Museum. His study of Maori carving and sculpture resulted in several publications.
Gilbert Archey’s Sculpture and Design: an outline of Maori Art is presented here in html.
We are pleased to show new taonga related to our Maori information resources in the form of a Thesis – The Land Court at Matakaoa, by Gail Dallimore; and a bibliography – A Bibliography of guides to Maori information, by Kirsty Stewart.
Thesis – The Land Court in Matakaoa
A Bibliography of Guides to Maori Information
Both these works are of immense importance to researchers, librarians and the wider community. We are very grateful to the authors for allowing these substantial works to be made available to the public, and thank them for their enormous patience in waiting to see the fruits of their labour on the internet.