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Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau

Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau
 

In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing inter... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775503262
Barcode 9781775503262
Published 31 August 2017 by Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Language Maori
Author(s) By Matamua, Rangi
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ISBN-13 9781775503262
ISBN-10 1775503267
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Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 31 August 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Language Maori
Author(s) By Matamua, Rangi
Category Te Reo / Maori
Social & Cultural History
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Maori
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Year - New Zealand, Astronomy, Maori, Maori New Zealand people - Social life and customs, Maori New Zealand people - Rites and ceremonies, Maori New Zealand people - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 394.261408999442
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include:

What is Matariki?
Why did Maori observe Matariki?
How did Maori traditionally celebrate Matariki?
When and how should Matariki be celebrated?
Based on research and interviews with Maori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in our modern society.

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Author's Bio

Dr Rangi Matamua (Tuhoe) is an associate professor at the University of Waikato, and his research fields are Maori astronomy and star lore, Maori culture, and Maori language development, research and revitalisation. He travels extensively throughout the country giving public lectures about Matariki and Maori Astronomy.

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