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Living By the Moon: Te Maramataka o Te Whanau-a-Apanui

Living By the Moon: Te Maramataka o Te Whanau-a-Apanui
 

The dependence of Te Whanau-a-Apanui ancestors on the environment led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspects such as the sea conditions and best planting and harvesting times at each da... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775501244
Barcode 9781775501244
Published 4 October 2013 by Huia Publishers
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tawhai, Wiremu
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ISBN-13 9781775501244
ISBN-10 1775501248
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Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 4 October 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tawhai, Wiremu
Category Award Winning
Cultural Studies
History
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 150
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 250mm
Weight 525g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Te Whaanau a Apanui New Zealand people - Social life and customs, Human beings - Effect of the moon on, Moon - Phases, Traditional farming - New Zealand
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 133.532
Catalogue Code 329989

Description of this Book

The dependence of Te Whanau-a-Apanui ancestors on the environment led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspects such as the sea conditions and best planting and harvesting times at each day of the month were carefully observed and remembered and community activities were arranged according to the phases of the moon. This book records this traditional knowledge, handed down orally and through practical demonstration to Te Whanau-a-Apanui elders by their forebears, and from them to the next generations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of the 2014 Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards: Te Korero Pono - Non-fiction -- Short-listed for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Educational Book 2014

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Author's Bio

Wiremu Tawhai (Te Whauau-a-Apanui) was a teacher of language and culture, scholar, author, actor and broadcaster. An elder of Te Whanau-a-Apanui, he learned traditional knowledge from a young age and was acknowledged as an expert on oral literature and marae protocols and an authority on marmataka, the Maori calendar. He was an advisor to national science organisations, on the board of Te Waka Toi and received a Ta Kingi Ihaka Award for his work in protecting and promoting Maori arts.

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