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Ngā Rauemi Mōhiohio Māori Māori Information Resources

New resources or links

Matariki and Puanga
Radio NZ Sound Archives Treaty of Waitangi audio
Rauemi blog post series by library staff
Māori news and new resources at the library

Recommended resources


Toi Māori Aotearoa, including artist profiles.

General information resources

Te Ao Hou, the New World magazine (1952-1976)
Journal of the Polynesian Society
Indigenous peoples issues
List of Māori tribes and chiefs [1878].
Taonga (early Dominion Museum Monographs and Bulletins)
University of Waikato Māori sites and information portal
The Lord's Prayer (1826) in Te Reo Māori
Te Puni Kōkiri publications


The Ancient History of the Māori : his mythology and traditions, by John White, 6 vol. (1886-9)
Māori Niupepa collection Historic newspapers published between 1842 and 1932.
Fletcher's Index of Māori names
Historical Māori and Pacific electronic books (NZ Electronic Text Centre)
Matapihi (pictures, sounds from New Zealand's archives, libraries and museums)
Tiaki (Alexander Turnbull Library manuscripts)
Photographic Archive (Alexander Turnbull Library photographs)
Official History of 28 (Māori Battalion), in the Second World War, 1939-45
The Story of a Māori Chief, by Reweti Tuhorouta Kohere (Reed, 1949)

Library finding aids

Te Kōhikohinga Māori resources presentation
Intellectual Property information resources
View NZ television archive videos at the Library
Māori Music
Moko (Māori tattoo) information resources
Contemporary Māori Artists
Māori Reference collection | version in Te Reo Māori
Te Reo resources in libraries
Theses held by Wellington City Libraries
Wairuatanga (Māori Spirituality) resources

Parihaka resources

Dispatches and reports of Te Whiti and Parihaka, 1880-1.
Telegrams and letters pertaining to Parihaka, 1882.
Speeches and Reports at Parihaka, June 1885.

Te Reo(Language) information resources

Te Reo Ukapiō (language resources especially for parents)
Kōrero Māori.
Te Kete Ipurangi
Te Reo digital on the web - Ngā Kōrero a Reweti Kohere
Ngata Dictionary
Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index.

Seabed and foreshore information resources

Takutai Moana : Sea Coast resources at the library
Te Takutai Moana : Economics, Politics & Colonisation volume 5 (second edition)
Ministry of Justice Marine and Coastal Areas
NZ. Department of Conservation.
Land Information New Zealand.
Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011
Chapman Tripp legal summary of the Act

Treaty information resources

Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
Iwi Register Forms
Legal and Constitutional Treaty issues
Local government and resource consent Treaty issues
Treaty history, principles and general studies
Treaty negotiations and claims progress
Treaty of Waitangi, by Claudia Orange. List of book reviews
Radio New Zealand Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection. Audio interviews, lectures, news coverage, features and documentaries, together with events, such as the Waitangi Day Commemorations.
Post Treaty Settlements
Potentially, the signalled 2014 end of the historical Treaty settlements process ushers in a new era in Crown-Māori relations. But what will these new relationships look like?
Treaty Resource Centre = Te Puna Matauranga o Te Tiriti.
Waitangi Tribunal information, claims and negotiations library resources
Waitangi Tribunal Reports

Waiata and Pūoro

Ko Nga Waiata Māori, by Sir George Grey
Waiata database - index of waiata in the library's collection
He Ara Pūoro - Pathway of Song, RNZ. (Richard Nunns)

Wananga information resources

Te Wananga o Raukawa
Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi
Te Herenga Waka

Whenua (Land) information resources

National Māori Land Information

Korero o te Wa I Raraunga I Rauemi I Te Whanganui a Tara I Whakapapa