Tāhuhu Kōrero - History


* Haki - Flags
* Pūrākau - Legends
* Pakanga - World Wars
* Parihaka


* Māori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI)
Easy and quick access to and index of over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts. Index only. For more information see about the Māori Land Court Minute Books
Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.
* Ko ngā Kōrero Nehe me ngā Whakapapa @ Te Puna Web Directory
Tūhonotaka ki kā rōpū whakariterite me kā kōrero whakatau o Aotearoa.
* Christchurch Heritage routes Christchurch
The Christchurch City Council Heritage Team has written brochures to guide you on historic walking tours - within easy walking distances - and on longer historic trails, which require the use of public transport.
* Frontier of Chaos? Maori-European Contact before 1840
Case studies of relations between Maori and European and a discussion of those who crossed between the two cultures. From
* Hawaii Pacific Journal Index
From the University of Hawaii at Manoa who have selectively indexed over 50 titles. Titles indexed include: Archaeology in New Zealand, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, and New Zealand Journal of History.
* He Taonga Māori
Education resource from Auckland Museum detailing different aspects of traditional Māori life reflected in the taonga or artefacts held by the museum. Years 1-13. PDF
* He Tirohanga Ki Muri - A view of the past A view of the past
An attempt to capture and convey a selection of Maori heritage materials from the Hocken Library, which not only speak of important events and relationships, but also acknowledge the mana, (prestige, dignity and authority) of our ancestors through the words and wisdom they have left behind. Online exhibition from Otago University.
* Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892 - 1953
The early issues of the Journal contain a rich repository of indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples, as well as by missionaries and other sojourners, often published in local languages with English translations. Digitised as a collaboration between the University of Auckland Library and the Polynesian Society.
* Ko Tawa: Taonga From Our Ancestral Landscapes
Ko Tawa is designed to bridge past and present: to make these unique taonga accessible to young Māori growing up away from their home-marae communities, whilst also providing all visitors with an insight into the contemporary world of the Māori. Includes images and descriptions of taonga. From the collection of Gilbert Mair at Auckland Museum
* The Māori - Volume one
By Elsdon Best. This sketch of pre-European Māori life by the early NZ anthropologist is based on the author's research notebooks dating back to the 1870s. Digitised by New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.
* Māori .com from Hawaiki to Hawaiki
Site includes a brief outline of Māori history both before and after the coming of the European to Aotearoa with notes on Māori culture, a poem and personal view of the essence and magic of being Māori, aspects of history, culture, mythology and legend. The journey from Hawaiki to Hawaiki, an introduction to Māori genealogy and some examples of tribal whakapapa from the tribes of the Kurahaupo and Takitimu waka (canoes), Māori Development. It also features material on the teachings of Nepia Pohuhu, a tohunga (scholar / priest).
* Māori and the Vote
Tracing the evolution of Māori voting and democracy in New Zealand. From the Electoral Commission Te Kaitiaki Take K÷whiri.
* The Māori as he was
A Brief Account of Māori Life as it was in Pre-European Days, by Elsdon Best, 1924 Digitised by New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.
* Maori Heritage Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho no Ngā Tupuna
From the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga
* Maori in the Southern Lakes
From the Lakes District Museum site, information on early Māori inhabitants of the area.
* Maori Religion and Mythology
by Edward Shortland, 1882.
* New Zealand History
An eclectic collection of information on New Zealand history, including the arrival of the Māori, The Musket Wars, and the Moriori.
* The New Zealand Wars Ngā Pakanga Whenua O Mua
Covers on the causes, campaigns and outcomes of the New Zealand wars fought in the 19th century. By Dr Danny Keenan, History Department, Massey University
* New Zealand Wars collection
Produced by the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre, the texts in this collection include analyses and observations on the New Zealand Wars, and feature diary extracts and letters between some of the major figures
* New Zealand's 19th century wars
An introduction to the Musket Wars and New Zealand Wars. From
* Old New Zealand : being incidents of native customs and character in the old times
by FE Manning, 1863. Digitised by New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.
* Parihaka
The history, the legacies of Te Whiti o Rongomai & Tohu Kakahi, and the Parihaka International Peace Festival.
* Polynesian Mythology
by Sir George Grey, 1854
* Polynesian Voyagers. The Māori as a Deep-sea Navigator, Explorer, and Colonizer
By Elsdon Best. Dominion Museum, 1923.
* Rangiātea - Ko ahau te huarahi te pono me te ora
Rangiātea church, New Zealand's oldest Māori church, was utterly destroyed by fire in October 1995. The current website has evolved from the 1997 exhibition of the same name, and its subsequent publication, celebrating Rangiātea, and the Vestry’s, commitment to rebuilding the church.
* The Southern Districts of New Zealand
By Edward Shortland. Based on journals written while he was employed as a "Protector of Native Interests" by the colonial government in the 1840s, this book is an interesting account of his travels and dealings with local Māori and Pakeha, and concludes with a short appendix; "Vocabulary Of The 'Kaitahu' Dialect" Digitised by New Zealand Electronic Text Centre.
* Tī Kōuka Whenua
Local Māori history of Christchurch and surrounding area.
* Te Pouhere Korero
National Māori History Association.
* Te Rauparaha
A rich and detailed collection incorporating history, information and stories presented in te reo Māori.
* Waikato University Māori Bibliography
A subject index to information on Māori topics appearing in books, conference proceedings and selected periodicals. The index includes references to Māori information that can not quickly be found because the title of the work does not indicate Māori content, or the subject headings used are not detailed enough. This is a really useful research tool for many Māori topics. Made available via Find NZ articles databases at the National Library.