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Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology: The Southern Districts of New Zealand: A Journal, with Passing Notices of the Customs of the Aborigines

Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology: The Southern Districts of New Zealand: A Journal, with Passing Notices of the Customs of the Aborigines
   

This 1851 publication recounts Edward Shortland's experiences among the South Island Maori during an official tour in 1843.

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ISBN 9781108040631
Barcode 9781108040631
Published 29 December 2011 by Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shortland, Edward
Series Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology
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ISBN-13 9781108040631
ISBN-10 1108040632
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 29 December 2011
International Publication Date 1 December 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shortland, Edward
Series Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 364
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 993.02
Catalogue Code 237095

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The physician and ethnographer Edward Shortland (1812-93) first travelled to New Zealand in 1841, a year after the Treaty of Waitangi. He became private secretary to Governor William Hobson, and quickly learned the Maori language. First published in 1851, this book describes Shortland's experiences on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island while conducting a census of the local Maori settlements in 1843. It documents South Island Maori myths, traditions and everyday life, and includes genealogical tables and a short word-list of the local dialect. It also describes a French Company agent at Akaroa reporting the successful introduction of French vines, the Scottish settlement at Dunedin, and the productivity of several whaling stations. Shortland reminds prospective settlers of the importance of understanding the 'ideas and prejudices' of the Maori, whose many qualities including 'natural bravery and love of freedom' guarantee them continuing 'political weight in their own country'.

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