Stories of travel: He kōrero ēnei mō te haerenga
Thesis DisciplineMaori Studies
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
This thesis is a study of fourteen travel accounts written in the Māori language in the years 1844-1910. They have been selected from a wide range of Māori descriptions of journeys that have been found in manuscript or in Māori language periodicals. Six of them are reproduced here with English translation. Quotations from the remainder, within the laws of copyright, have been provided. An analysis of the material has been made with particular emphasis on the social implications and the language changes that the writing demonstrates. Social and historical background has been provided to set each account in context.