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Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau

Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Matamua, Rangi

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In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing inter...est in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include: What is Matariki? Why did Maori observe Matariki? How did Maori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? Based on research and interviews with Maori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in our modern society.
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ISBN 9781775503262
Published NZ 31 Aug 2017
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Language Maori
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ISBN-13 9781775503262
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 31 Aug 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Language Maori
Author(s) By Matamua, Rangi
Category Te Reo / Maori
Social & Cultural History
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 394.261408999442
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Year - New Zealand, Astronomy, Maori, Maori New Zealand people - Social life and customs, Maori New Zealand people - Rites and ceremonies, Maori New Zealand people - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade