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He Atua, He Tipua, He Takata Rānei: The Dynamics of Change in South Island Māori Oral Traditions
(University of Canterbury. Te Aotahi: Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2008)
The aim of this thesis is to undertake a theoretical analysis of the dynamics of change in pre-Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Māmoe oral traditions of Te Waipounamu to gain a deeper understanding of their nature, function, evolution ...
Religion, Gender and Rank in Maori Society: A Study of Ritual and Social Practice in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Documentary Sources.
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2000)
The main goal of this work is to understand the role that tapu (the sacred) had in ordering Maori gender relations, and set this role into a wider social context, through an investigation of early documentary sources. ...
Marae: a whakapapa of the Maori marae
(University of Canterbury. Culture, Literature and Society, 2007)
A whakapapa of the marae Whakapapa, a Maori word, is often abstracted to the English language as the word genealogy. Whakapapa however has a more subtle and comprehensive meaning in Maori. In that language it has complex ...
He iti hoki te mokoroa: Maori Contributions to the Sport of Rugby League
(University of Canterbury. Aotahi: School of Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2012)
The aim of this thesis is to explore the influences and contributions of Māori to the establishment and development of the sport of rugby league in New Zealand. The overarching question of this thesis is how have Māori ...
Land, authority and the forgetting of being in early colonial Maori history
(University of Canterbury. Maori and Indigenous Studies, 2006)
This thesis attempts to understand the intellectual milieu of Maori society in the early colonial period through the medium of Maori-language sources of information dating from that time. A base in Maori documentary ...