Te Ao Hou

The Māori magazine Te Ao Hou (The New World) was published from 1952 to 1975. All 76 issues are available free online and are fully searchable.

Te Ao Hou website

About Te Ao Hou

Te Ao Hou was originally published four times a year by the Māori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa.

The journal focused on matters of interest to Māori. Articles were written in both English and te reo Māori (the Māori language). Even the crosswords were in two languages.

Topics covered include:

  • social and political issues from 1952 to 1975
  • people and places
  • history and events
  • farming and agriculture
  • arts and crafts
  • recipes and food
  • sports
  • legends, poems and literature
  • obituaries.

Contributors include: S M (Hirini) Mead, Pei Te Hurunui Jones, Rēweti Kōhere, Joan Metge, J C Sturm, Kīngi Īhaka, Maharaia Winiata, Turoa Royal, Leo Fowler, Hone Tuwhare, Barry Mitcalfe, Rowley Habib (Rore Hapipi), Patricia Grace and Riki Erehi.

Access items in this collection

You can access the full set of Te Ao Hou magazines online. The full text of each journal can be searched and you can browse and print page images. Full colour versions of all the covers are also available.

Other resources

For more information about Te Ao Hou see The Oxford companion to New Zealand literature, edited by Roger Robinson and Nelson Wattie, 1998.

Extract from The Oxford companion to New Zealand literature – Te Ao Hou website