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Waka Taua: the Maori War Canoe

Waka Taua: the Maori War Canoe

An illustrated overview of the key aspects of the Maori war canoe: history and recent revival, types, building process, parts, crew responsibilities and paddling techniques.

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ISBN 9781877514401
Published 15 August 2013 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Evans, Jeff
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ISBN-13 9781877514401
ISBN-10 1877514403
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Libro International
Publication Date 15 August 2013
International Publication Date 1 August 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Evans, Jeff
Category Social & Cultural History
Indigenous Peoples
Canoeing & Kayaking
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 76
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 174g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Maori (New Zealand people) - Boats, Canoes and canoeing - New Zealand
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 387.21
Catalogue Code 411639

Description of this Book

A Maori war canoe being paddled a full speed is an awesome sight. Thanks to the renaissance in canoe building, more and more traditional waka taua are on the waterways, and feature in major events like the Queen's Jubilee. Waka Taua gives a concise introduction to all aspects of the war canoe: its history, recent revival, types and variants, phase of building, parts of the waka, crew responsibilities and paddling techniques. With numerous historical and contemporary photographs and drawings, this easy-to-read book is the perfect reference for these amazing craft.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review What a valuable and timely book, there being something of a rebirth in canoe building at present

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Author's Bio

Jeff Evans is a well-known writer and photographer who works for leading clients in New Zealand and overseas. An authority on Maori canoes, Jeff is also the author of Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand, Nga Waka o Nehera: The first voyaging canoes and Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand, and editor of Elsdon Best's Notes on the Art of War.

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