- Author:Sir George J. Grey
- Publisher:Forgotten Books (February 16, 2008)
- Pages:208 pages
- Subcategory:Australia & Oceania
- FB2 format1368 kb
- ePUB format1932 kb
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by. Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898. Mythology, Polynesian, Legends - New Zealand. Princeton; americana.
Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided
Māori mythology and Māori traditions are the two major categories into which the legends of the Māori of New Zealand may usefully be divided. The rituals, beliefs, and the world view of Māori society were ultimately based on an elaborate mythology that had been inherited from a Polynesian homeland and adapted and developed in the new setting (Biggs 1966:448).
TOWARDS the close of the year 1845 I was suddenly and unexpectedly required by the British Government to administer the affairs of New Zealand, and shortly afterwards received the appointment of Governor-in-chief of those Islands. When I arrived in them, I found Her Majesty's native subjects engaged in hostilities with the Queen's troops, against whom they had up to that time contended with considerable success; so much discontent also prevailed generally amongst the native population, that where disturbances had not yet taken place, there was too much reason to apprehend they would.
It is in this volume that Sir George Grey first presented "to the European reader" in 1854 the first written record and translation of the principal portions of ancient Maori mythology and of some of their most interesting legends. Format Paperback 304 pages.
TOWARDS the close of 1845 Sir George Grey, while Governor of South Australia, was unexpectedly .
TOWARDS the close of 1845 Sir George Grey, while Governor of South Australia, was unexpectedly requested to administer the affairs of New Zealand. On arrival he found the Maori tribes engaged in hostilities with the Queen's (Victoria) troops, against whom they had contended with considerable success. With no published Maori dictionary, nor books to study its construction, he found this to be a most difficult task.
Sir George Grey was among the first chroniclers to explore Hawaii and the South Sea Isles with an aim of writing down the local .
Sir George Grey was among the first chroniclers to explore Hawaii and the South Sea Isles with an aim of writing down the local legends and myths - this collection contains the amazing results of his journey. It was not the author's original plan to record the myths and legends of the Polynesian people - a government posting in New Zealand, and his subsequent encounters with natives and their chieftains, spurred an interest in the region's rich storytelling history