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Te Ika a Maui, or New Zealand and its Inhabitants


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Chapter I. Page
Introduction 1
Chapter II.
Mythology 12
Chapter III.
Mythology (continued) 32
Chapter IV.
Tapu 55
Chapter V.
Whare-Kura.—Religious Worship.—Native Baptism.—War Ceremonies 65
Chapter VI.
Fishing Ceremonies.—Manner of Hunting the Rat.—Witchcraft.—Niu.—Cursing.—Kura—Red. 83
Chapter VII.
Customs Relating to the Dead.—Reinga 97
Chapter VIII.
Tinirau.—Traditions of Matuku and Witi; of Kupe; of Kupe and Turi; of Nga Hui; of Tama Te Kapua; and of Lake Mapere.—Original Canoes 107
Chapter IX.
Wakatauki, or Proverbs.—Fables 126
Chapter X.
Songs.—Mottoes 138
Chapter XI.
Personal Ornaments.—Moko, or Tattoo.—Mokai.—Names 148
Chapter XII.
Dreams.—Marriage.—Polygamy.—Children.—Eating.—Hakari 160page x
Chapter XIII.
Amusements.—Time 171
Chapter XIV.
Origin, as traced by Language.—Affinity of Words—Monosyllabic Roots 179
Chapter XV.
History 204
Chapter XVI.
The Geology of New Zealand.—A Visit to Roto-Mahana 219
Chapter XVII.
Climate.—Healthiness.—Population.—Fire-arms.—Emigration 251
Chapter XVIII.
Native Chiefs.—Pre-emption 270
Chapter XIX.
Samuel Marsden 281
Chapter XX.
Church 300
Chapter XXI.
Hongi.—Tareha.—Te Heuheu 309
Chapter XXII.
Te Rauparaha and Rangihaeata 323
Chapter XXIII.
Hone Heke—Tapouka.—MamakuManihera and Kereopa.—Andrew Powers—Jackson's Story 342
Chapter XXIV.
Means of Support.—Land.—Houses.—Native Ovens.—Pua, or Broad 377
Chapter XXV.
Natural History—Mammalia; Birds; Fish; Shells; Insects 394
Chapter XXVI.
Botany 430
Concluding Remarks.
Hints to intended Emigrants 458