New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Centennial Publications Branch :Tuki's map [copy of ms map]. [ca.1940]. Originally by Tuki Te Terenui Whare Pirau, b. 1769?
- Cadell & Davies (Firm); Milligan, Robert Roy Douglas, 1893-1962; Tuki Te Terenui Whare Pirau, 1769?-
Drawn by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs Centennial Publications Branch from one published in Collins. 'History of New South Wales' in 1798 by Cadell & Davies, this is a copy of the oldest known map manuscript map made by Maori, and the only example that covers all of both the North and South Islands.
Does not cover Stewart Island (Rakiura).
Includes social, mythical and political information especially about the upper North Island (where Tuki was from), with some brief comments on the South Island.
Tells of the number of inhabitants in some of the iwi.
The double dotted line across the North Island ends at Cape Reinga and represents the path the wairua follows on its way to the Underworld.
Drawn by Tuki after he and Huku were kidnapped from near the Bay of Islands and taken to Norfolk Island in order to teach convicts how to dress flax. The lieutenant govenor of Norfolk Island, Philip Gidley King's interest in their language and culture caused Tuki to draw a map of New Zealand.
Tuki's home area was the far north of the North Auckland Peninsula, and this occupies a disproportionately large part of his delineation of the North Island. Tuki had only heard of the South Island from others, and it was drawn very small.
See the accompanying article and Fig. 14.8 Modern map showing locations from Tuki's Map for more detail.
See Phillip Barton. Maori Cartography and the European Encounter in 'The History of Cartography' edited by D. Woodward and Malcolm Lewis (Chicago and London) The University of Chicago Press, 1998
Language - English
Other Titles - [Chart of New Zealand drawn by Tooke-Titter-a-nui Wari-pedo - a priest of that country who resided on Norfolk Island - 6 months]. 
Inscriptions: Stamped Public Records Office
The Library holds copies of the original. See MapColl-830ap//Acc.6421 and 29414
Quantity: 1 map(s) facsimile.
Physical Description: Ink drawing on cream cardboard and attached to cardboard frame. 68.5 x 50 cm.
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