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Biggs, Bruce



  • Existence: 1921 - 2000

biographical statement

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Bruce Biggs recordings

Identifier: AMPS 2022/06
Scope and Contents

The collection contains many recordings relating to Te Reo Māori, but also contains field recordings and word lists from a wide range of languages from the Pacific region, including: Niue; Fiji; New Guinea; Rapanui; Tokelau; Java and more.

As well as field recordings there are items which relate to teaching activities, such as lessons from his popular work ‘Let’s Learn Māori’.

Dates: 1952 - 1986

Bruce Biggs Rohe Pootae land case transcript.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-C-36
Scope and Contents A transcript made by Professor Bruce Biggs of portions of vols. 6 and 7 of W.G. Mair's Native Land Court Notebooks, 1883-91, concerning the Rohe Pootae case, a contest for ownership of a block of land in the King Country by five tribes. The hearings were conducted in Otorohanga and were notable for their orderly proceedings. Judge Mair was commended for his handling of the case. Professor Biggs has attempted some analysis, by hyphenation, of many of the place-...
Dates: 1986

Hoani Te Whatahoro papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-C-8
Scope and Contents note In the nineteenth century, customary Maori knowledge that had previously been transmitted orally in whare wananga began to be recorded on paper. H. T. Whatahoro, also known as Hoani Te Whatahoro Jury, of Ngati Kahungunu and European descent, was one of several who wrote down significant amounts of this oral tradition and history between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by acting as scribes for tohunga. Copies were made of the writings to ensure preservation and, not...
Dates: 1860s-1910

Jasper Buse papers related to Cook Islands Maori dictionary.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-97/7
Scope and Contents

Includes mss of Jasper Buse who began the work of compiling a Cook Islands language dictionary in association with Raututi Taringa. After he died in 1985 Bruce Biggs and Rangi Moeka'a undertook the task of editing the unfinished manuscript for publication. The papers include mss of both Biggs and Buse.

Dates: 1957 - 1995

Ko nga whakapapa o Ngati Maniopoto Ngati Rahiri (Ngapuhi).

Identifier: MSS Archives-Maori 88/2
Scope and Contents

Whakapapa Ngapuhi/Waikato/Maniapoto.

Dates: 1980s

Mahuri manuscripts.

Identifier: MSS Archives-Maori 90/3
Scope and Contents

Manuscript book in various hands containing personal and diary notes.

Dates: 1860

Maori Land Court minutes [manuscript], 1888.

Identifier: MSS Archives-Maori 88/3
Scope and Contents

These minutes, written in Maori, record a sitting of the Native Land Court at Otorohanga in 1888, concerning the land of Te Oro. They cover claimants' speeches and cross-examination, but not the complete case. Writer unknown.

Dates: 1888 - 1888

Miscellaneous letters in Maori.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-C-9
Scope and Contents The collection consists of original handwritten Maori manuscripts pertaining to the Maori King Movement during the reign of Te Rata Mahuta. Each manuscript is accompanied by a photocopy and each original and photocopy is stapled between sheets of card and shows previous cataloguing markings.The manuscripts comprise letters and speeches. The letters are from Pepene Eketone, a Ngati Maniapoto politician and Native Land Court assessor, and his son, Anaru, to Tupu Taingakawa Te...
Dates: 1907 - 1922

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Tuhinga tawhito 5
Rauemi matua 2
Whakapapa 2
Ahi kā 1
King Country (N.Z.) -- History 1