Elsdon Best - Miscellaneous notes

[ca 1893-1895]
Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931; Tuwhawhakia, Kerehoma, active 1895-1896; Naapea Nganawheuru, active 1800s?; Tungia, Amiria Te Ruatahora, active 1840; Te Hiko, Matenga, active 1890-1910; Horahau, Piwiki, active 1900; Tungia, -1845?; Te Kanae, Wi Neera, -1905; Tamaihengia, Hohepa, active 1828-1862; Te Hiko, Hanikamu, 1848-1924; Whakataki, Te Karehana, -1897; Te Paki, Ihaia, active 1820s-1898; Pikiwera, Pumipi, active 1879-1896; Whatanui, H, active 1895; Te Whatanui, Kipa, active 1840s-1880s

Includes correspondence and notes to S P Smith; lists of Maori informants; copies of questions sent to various informants; notes on incidents involving Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa and Te Ati Awa, including their migrations to Wellington, and on place names in the greater Wellington area; rough indexes to notes; waiata and haka; whakapapa of Ngati Raukawa, Mahu and Taewa and Ngati Ira and Whanganui notes from his 1895 field trip.

Includes a long letter from Kerehoma Tuwhawhakia of Kaiwhaiki to 1895 with waiata by Naapea Nganawheuru.

Contains waiata from the Ngati Toa-Raukawa tribes from the middle and late 19th century periods including the haka of Upokoiti, the patere of Manomano and the story of Kaihamu, great grandfather of Toa Rangatira.

Quantity: 1 folder(s).

Finding Aids: Detailed listing available in inventory.

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original - Microfilm copies available in Katherine Mansfield Reading Room. Use MS-Copy-Micro-0755-07
Part of
Polynesian Society: Records / Ethnological manuscripts collection
1 folder(s), Manuscripts
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