Tena koutou katoa
Nau mai, haere mai ki te kete o te waananga


Greetings to you all
Welcome to The Knowledge Basket’s Taonga collection

The Taonga database contains:

  • Maori Land Court Minute Books Index
  • Settlement Stories
  • Waitangi Tribunal Reports

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

Carved Houses of Te Arawa (HTML)
Carved Houses of Te Arawa (ePub)

Gilbert Archey

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.

Sculpture and Design: an outline of Maori Art by Gilbert Archey

Contemporary Research

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.