Farm worker, soldier, sawmiller, health inspector, ethnographer, writer.
Works by this Author in Our Collection
- Waikaremoana: The Sea of Rippling Waters in The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 75
- In Ancient Maori Land: being notes collected from the descendants of the aboriginal of the Rangitaiki valley and the Ure-wera country, and from the Mataatua tribes in The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 74
- The Astronomical Knowledge of the Maori, Genuine and Empirical
- Fishing Methods and Devices of the Maori
- Forest Lore of the Maori
- Games and Pastimes of the Maori
- Maori Agriculture
- The Maori As He Was : A Brief Account of Life as it Was in Pre-European Days
- The Maori Canoe
- The Maori Division of Time
- Maori Religion and Mythology Part 1
- Maori Religion and Mythology Part 2
- Maori Storehouses and Kindred Structures
- The Maori - Volume 1
- The Maori - Volume 2
- The Pa Maori
- Polynesian Voyagers. The Maori as a Deep-sea Navigator, Explorer, and Colonizer
- The Stone Implements of the Maori
- The Whare Kohanga (The “Nest House”) and its Lore
Subject of Texts
For several reasons, including lack of resource and inherent ambiguity, not all names in the NZETC are marked-up. This means that finding all references to a topic often involves searching. Search for Elsdon Best as: "Elsdon Best". Additional references are often found by searching for just the main name of the topic (the surname in the case of people).
The following collections may have holdings relevant to "Elsdon Best":
- Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, which has entries for many prominent New Zealanders.
- Archives New Zealand, which has collections of maps, plans and posters; immigration passenger lists; and probate records.
- National Library of New Zealand, which has extensive collections of published material.
- Auckland War Memorial Museum, which has extensive holdings on the Auckland region and New Zealand military history.
- Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, which has strong holdings in Tāonga Māori, biological holotypes and New Zealand art.
- nzhistory.net.nz, from the History Group of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.