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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 ...
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 ...