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He tuhi marei-kura = A treasury of Sacred Writings

He tuhi marei-kura = A treasury of Sacred Writings
 

He Tuhi Marei-kura is a Maori account of the creation based on the priestly lore of the Tainui people. The Maori story of the creation is characteristic of the tapu (sacred) lore of the race. This account is based principally on priestly recitals from the Whare Wananga (Sacred Ho... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780989518802
Barcode 9780989518802
Published 16 August 2013
Format Paperback, 2 vol set English translation/Maori translation
Author(s) By Jones, Pei Te Hurinui

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ISBN-13 9780989518802
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Publication Date 16 August 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2 vol set English translation/Maori translation
Edition 2 vol set English translation/Maori translation
Author(s) By Jones, Pei Te Hurinui
Category History
Spirituality
Bilingual
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
Number of Pages Not specified
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
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He Tuhi Marei-kura is a Maori account of the creation based on the priestly lore of the Tainui people. The Maori story of the creation is characteristic of the tapu (sacred) lore of the race. This account is based principally on priestly recitals from the Whare Wananga (Sacred House of Learning) of the Tainui tribes of the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. This is a two volume set in Maori and English (Each volume) , He Tuhi Marei-kura was completed by Pei Te Hurinui Jones in the 1940-50s and is a culmination of years of research carried out amongst Tainui elders and leaders.

Pei Te Hurinui Jones (1898-1976) was an eminent Maori scholar, advisor to the Kangitanga and a respected leader in the revival and retention of the Maori language, cultural knowledge and heritage in the 20th century.

Pei's collection along with the He Tuhi Marei-kura manuscripts were placed in the University of Waikato Library by Pei's son, Brian Hauauru Jones. He Tuhi Marei-kura is the first publication of Pei's unpublished works.

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Pei Te Hurinui Jones (1898-1976) was an eminent Maori scholar, advisor to the Kangitanga and a respected leader in the revival and retention of the Maori language, cultural knowledge and heritage in the 20th century.

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