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Nga Moteatea: Part Two

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Nga Moteatea: Part Two by Pei Te Hurinui Jones
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Over a period of forty years Sir Apirana Ngata, distinguished leader and scholar, collected and recorded hundreds of songs and chants from the iwi of Aotearoa, which became the four volumes of Nga Moteatea, with translations and annotations by Ngata and Pei te Hurinui Jones. This is the second volume of a new edition of this national treasure, the largest and most comprehensive collection of Maori waiata and a unique contribution to New Zealand poetry. It is a rich resource for continuing research and scholarship in many fields, offers prime texts in the teaching of Maori language, literature and tribal history and serves as inspiration for contemporary composition and performance. This completely redesigned and reset edition published in association with the Polynesian Society, preserves the integrity of Ngata's and Pei's and their commentary. Long vowels in Maori have been macronised and changes have been made to conform to current usage with correction of errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Typography has been modernised. This edition also includes two audio CDs of waiata drawn from the Archive of Maori and Pacific Music at the University of Auckland.

Author Biography

Sir Apirana Ngata, Ngati Porou, 1874-1950, was the leading Maori figure of his day, a land reformer, politician and scholar. He made a vital contribution to the revival of the Maori people and culture in the early years of the twentieth century and is the subject of a recent biography by Ranginui Walker. Pei te Hurinui Jones, Ngati Maniapoto, 1898-1976, was an outstanding scholar who was completely bilingual. He published extensively in both English and Maori, translating Shakespeare's plays and compiling the Tainui traditions published in Nga Iwi o Tainui.
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2005
Collection
Contributor
Edited by Apirana Ngata
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Auckland University Press
Pages
468
Dimensions
200x200x200
ISBN-13
9781869403447
Product ID
1705640

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