Laments and songs (lot 172ii)

Mair, Gilbert, 1843-1923

Contains a lament by Te Whakarato of Ngati Whakaue. Also a moteatea by Matangi Hauora of Ngati Raukawa and Ngati Toa `Takoto rawa iho ki te po'. This folder includes a lament from Tamarahi Tomairangi of Ngati Pikiao, composed by Rangi-Mamao of Rotoiti. Cowan writes that Tamarahi recited it to him when they were in camp at Rotoiti in 1896. Also includes a translation of Takitaki-hoe-waka, which Cowan describes as an `Arawa canoe song'. Also `Tangi - song for the Maori warriors killed in the battle of Orakau... from Hurae Puketapu, 1907'. A handwritten letter from Gilbert Mair which explains the meaning of `He waiata mo Te Mea' by Te Riutoto, also includes a copy of this waiata.

Arrangement: Contents in this folder were in lot 172 in the auction where purchased

Quantity: 1 folder(s). 0 Linear Metres.

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Cowan, James, 1870-1943 : Papers / Series 2 Research papers
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