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Ngā pikitūroa o Ngāi Tahu = The oral traditions of Ngāi Tahu / Rawiri Te Maire Tau.

By: Tau, Te Maire.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2003Description: 335 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, geneological tables ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877276278 (pbk.).Other title: Oral traditions of Ngāi Tahu.Subject(s): Kāi Tahu (New Zealand people) | Kāi Tahu (New Zealand people) -- History | Oral tradition -- New Zealand -- South Island | Kāi Tahu (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Kāi Tahu (New Zealand people) -- Genealogy | Ngaitahu (Maori People) -- Folklore | Ngaitahu (Maori People) -- History | Ngaitahu (Maori People) -- Genealogy | Maori -- New Zealand -- South Island -- History | Oral tradition -- New Zealand | Ngai Tahu (Maori people) -- History | Ngai Tahu (Maori people) -- Social life and customs | Ngai Tahu (Maori people) -- Genealogy | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore | Tikanga | South Island (N.Z.) -- HistoryDDC classification: z993.01 TAU
Contents:
Knowledge and whakapapa. ch. 1. The oral traditions of Ngāi Tahu -- ch. 2. The meaning and purpose of whakapapa -- ch. 3. Ngāi Tahu creation myths and the ritual of tapu -- ch. 4. The realms of myth and history -- Migration of Ngāi Tahu in Te Ika a Māui. ch. 5. The Ngāi Tahu migration south -- ch. 6. Ngāi Tahu traditions compared with those of East Coast iwi -- Migration of Ngāi Tahu in Te Waipounamu. ch. 7. Three Ngāi Tahu tribal manuscripts -- ch. 8. The role and purpose of oral traditions -- Appendices. 1. The origins of Waitaha -- 2. The tradition of Tū Ahuriri.
Knowledge and whakapapa. The oral traditions of Ngai Tahu ; The meaning and purpose of whakapapa ; Ngai Tahu creation myths and the ritual of tapu ; The realms of myth and history -- Migration of Ngai Tahu in Te Ika a Maui. The Ngai Tahu migration south ; Ngai Tahu traditions compared with those of East Coast iwi -- Migration of Ngai Tahu in Te Waipounamu. Three Ngai Tahu tribal manuscripts ; The role and purpose of oral traditions -- Appendices. The origins of Waitaha ; The tradition of Tu Ahuriri.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The dominant tribal group of southern New Zealand is Ngai Tahu. While Western historians interpret most of their history from written sources, Ngai Tahu's past (as we know it today) is a collection of oral traditions transmitted over generations, and finally written down by tohunga between the late 1840s and the 1920s. This book examines the nature and forms of Ngai Tahu oral traditions and identifies methodologies for analyzing and interpreting them. Through this approach one may appreciate how Ngai Tahu interpreted its past. With such an understanding, it is assumed that a history may be applied to the traditions. However, the primary object is not to construct a history, but to ask how, why, and by whom the oral traditions were formed, and how they may be unraveled to understand Ngai Tahu's past.

Edited version of the author's Ph.D. thesis, University of Canterbury, 1997.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-314) and index.

Knowledge and whakapapa. ch. 1. The oral traditions of Ngāi Tahu -- ch. 2. The meaning and purpose of whakapapa -- ch. 3. Ngāi Tahu creation myths and the ritual of tapu -- ch. 4. The realms of myth and history -- Migration of Ngāi Tahu in Te Ika a Māui. ch. 5. The Ngāi Tahu migration south -- ch. 6. Ngāi Tahu traditions compared with those of East Coast iwi -- Migration of Ngāi Tahu in Te Waipounamu. ch. 7. Three Ngāi Tahu tribal manuscripts -- ch. 8. The role and purpose of oral traditions -- Appendices. 1. The origins of Waitaha -- 2. The tradition of Tū Ahuriri.

Knowledge and whakapapa. The oral traditions of Ngai Tahu ; The meaning and purpose of whakapapa ; Ngai Tahu creation myths and the ritual of tapu ; The realms of myth and history -- Migration of Ngai Tahu in Te Ika a Maui. The Ngai Tahu migration south ; Ngai Tahu traditions compared with those of East Coast iwi -- Migration of Ngai Tahu in Te Waipounamu. Three Ngai Tahu tribal manuscripts ; The role and purpose of oral traditions -- Appendices. The origins of Waitaha ; The tradition of Tu Ahuriri.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 8)
  • Preface (p. 9)
  • Knowledge and Whakapapa
  • Chapter 1 The Oral Traditions of Ngai Tahu (p. 15)
  • Te Kawa a Tawhaki (p. 15)
  • Definition of Ngai Tahu (p. 17)
  • The Nature of Oral Traditions and Myth (p. 17)
  • Nga Tohunga Me Nga Kaumatua: Review of Oral Informants (p. 20)
  • Chapter 2 The Meaning and Purpose of Whakapapa (p. 33)
  • The Kawa of Whakapapa (p. 33)
  • Ngai Tahu Kawa (p. 36)
  • Chapter 3 Ngai Tahu Creation Myths and the Ritual of Tapu (p. 45)
  • The Te Keepa Manuscript (p. 45)
  • Examination of the Te Keepa Myth (p. 57)
  • The Ngai Tahu Tradition Within a Pan-Iwi Context (p. 58)
  • Sequence of Creation (p. 62)
  • Tapu: A New Approach (p. 64)
  • Summary (p. 79)
  • The Origins of Tapu (p. 79)
  • Conclusion (p. 82)
  • Chapter 4 The Realms of Myth and History (p. 83)
  • Moki: A Tribal Ancestor (p. 83)
  • The Tradition of Moki (p. 83)
  • Rawiri Mamaru (p. 87)
  • The Significance of the Moki Tradition (p. 102)
  • Migration of Ngai Tahu in Te Ika a Maui
  • Chapter 5 The Ngai Tahu Migration South (p. 111)
  • Fragments of the Past (p. 111)
  • Oral Portraits of Ngai Tuhaitara in the Hawke's Bay (p. 111)
  • Tuhaitara (p. 112)
  • Whakapapa (p. 114)
  • Placenames and Waiata (p. 115)
  • External Sources of Information: Ngati Kahungunu (p. 121)
  • Oral Traditions of Ngati Kuri (p. 124)
  • Whakapapa (p. 124)
  • Waiata (p. 126)
  • Conclusions (p. 133)
  • Chapter 6 Ngai Tahu Traditions Compared with those of East Coast Iwi (p. 135)
  • The Origins of Ngati Ira (p. 135)
  • The Origins of Ngai Tahu (p. 147)
  • The Testing of Whakapapa (p. 156)
  • The Origins of Rapuwai, and the Tradition of Pou (p. 159)
  • The Pou Traditions of the East Coast (p. 161)
  • The Pou Tradition of Taranaki (p. 167)
  • The Pou Traditions of Tainui (p. 168)
  • The Pou Traditions of Ngai Tahu--Ngati Mamoe (p. 169)
  • The Mythology of Pou (p. 174)