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Legends of Rotorua: and the Hot Lakes
 

Legends of Rotorua: and the Hot Lakes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th Facsimile edition)

By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Turner, Dennis

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First published in 1958, this is the classic collection of myths relating to that cradle of Maori culture, Rotorua - with relevance across New Zealand Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most visited cities. It is impossible to avoid the area's Maori history and, in this book, it is ...easy to learn about the most popular legends of the area. These include Ngatoro the Fire-Bringer, whose avoidance of fire demons left them raging underground to make the famous geyser and mudpool formations in the Rotorua area; and Hatupatu, who bravely escaped from the birdwoman, who would have him as her slave. A.W. Reed is renowned for his collections of Maori stories. His list of published works in this area is long and deep and his popularity has rarely waned. The Dennis Turner illustrations are reproduced unaltered, speaking to the era of the book's original publication, retro in their flavour but quite beautiful on close inspection.
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ISBN 9780947506575
Published NZ 20 Mar 2019
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 4th Facsimile edition
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ISBN-13 9780947506575
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 20 Mar 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 4th Facsimile edition
Edition 4th Facsimile edition
Author(s) By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Turner, Dennis
Category Myths & Mythology
Folklore
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 164
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 398.2608999442
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hot springs - Folklore, Maori New Zealand people - Folklore, Legends - New Zealand - Rotorua District, Hot springs, Legends
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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