Title: Tainui: The Story of Hoturoa and his ...
Publisher: Polynesian Society, Wellington
Publication Date: 1949
Book Condition: Very Good-
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Light fading to spine cloth. Previous owners' signatures and inscription on front endpaper: "To Monica Downs / Wellington"; "Monica T. Downs"; "Patricia Heap rescued from Monica's thro'out Feb 18th 61 / Y.W.C.A. Wellington". "1/4" fraying to cloth at upper corner of rear board. No tears to the folding maps or geneaological tables. ; xii, 483 pages + frontispiece + 7 illustrations on 5 plate leaves + 7 in-text illustrations + genealogical tables (some folding) + 3 folding maps. Red cloth boards. Page dimensions: 246 x 149mm. Frontispiece portrait of King Potatu (Potatau Te Wherowhero). Polynesian Society Memoir No. 15. Contents: The Period in Hawaiki - Mau-tikitiki-a-Taranga -The discovery of New Zealand - The early ancestors - Rata - Whakataupotiki - Toi-kai-rakau; The closing phase in Hawaiki; The building of the Canoe; The voyage to New Zealand; The first settlement - Rakataura explores the land; Hoturoa and his descendants - Tawhao - Whatihua and Turongo - Turongo journeys to the Tairawhiti - Tongatea - Ruaputahanga leaves Whatihua - Kaiahi - Manu-tongatea searches for his father; Tainui penetration inland - The expedition of Tama-a-io - Rereahu and his sons Te Ihingarangi and Maniapoto; Kokako - Mahanga and Kokako make peace; Hotunui - Te Kahuremoa and Takakopiri - Mahanga goes to Hauraki; Kaihamu - Kaihamu and Tuparahaki - Tupahau occupies Marokopa; Wairangi avenges theft of his wife; The last stand of the Tangata-whenua; Reitu and Reipae; Ataiorongo; Maki and his wars against Kaipara; Maniapoto kills Houtaketake - The death of Rora - The chief Tuirirangi - Tuiriangi returns to Kawhia - The death of Tuirirangi and its consequences - Karewarewa avenges Tuirirangi; The troubles in Hauraki - The death of Kahurautao and its consequences; Pikaio - The death of Tipa; The Wars of Waenganui; Te Kawa-iri-rangi - the romance of Parekarau and Tangiwharau - The killing of Runga-te-rangi - Kapu-manawa-whiti and his expedition of revenge - Mania-taka-mai-waho; The romance of Ngaere and Heke-i-te-rangi; The death of Mania-ope-tini - Toroa-ihu-roa the Tohunga; The chief Kawharu - Troubles between Kawaharu and Tuahu-mahina - The fall of Te Rau-o-te-huia - Kawharu migrates to Kaipara; Whare-tipeti and Tapaue - Te Putu defeats Tutetawha -Papaka avenges his father - Matakakaho - Tawhia-ki-te-rangi invades Tamaki and Kaipara; The conquest of the Wai-o-hua - The expedition of Tutunui to Tamaki; The death of Te Aho-o-te-rangi; Wars on the southern border - The death of Tutemahurangi; Ngati Maru and Ngati Paoa expedition to the Bay of Islands - Te Iwi-tua-roa and Whatakaraka; The early nineteenth century - The fight a Hurimoana; Ngati Raukawa under Hape attack Ngati Maniapoto - The expedition of Hikairo to Rotorua; Hingakaka - The death of Maungatautari; Nga-tai-pai-rua - Tihimanuka; The wars of Waikato against Ngati Toa; The southern expedition of Tuwhare and Te Rauparaha - The death of Marore; The battle of Te Kakara - Waikawau - The death of Tupoki - Te Amio-whenua expedition - Te Arawi - Te Heke Tahutahu Ahi; The battle of Okoki - The storming of Mauina-ina - The attack on Te Totara - The expedition of Te Kanawa and Kohi-rangatira; The fall of Marakitaki; Troubles between Ngati Haua and Ngati Maru - The fall of Haere-awatea (Noho-awatea) - The death of Pomare - Waikato assist Te Ati Awa to attack Kikiwhenua and Maru - Waikato defeat Te Rangi-tu-ke - The expedition of Te Wherowhero to Tawatawhiti - Te Waharoa and Ngati Maru - Taumatawiwi; Waikato defeats Te Ati-awa at Pukerangiora - Waikato attack Nga-motu - Pukerangi invades Waikato - Waikato invades Taranaki and besiege Mikotahi - The siege of Te Namu - Waikato defeat Ngati Ruanui at Te Ruaki - The siefe of Orangituapeka; The murder of Hunga and its consequences - The attack on Te Humu - Matai-puku; Early Tainui contact with the European; The Maori King; Genealogical Tables; Index. ; Polynesian Society Memoir. Number 25.; 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 12737
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