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Bound draft of the Tokelau dictionary – produced for amendment by Tokelauans. Includes handwritten notes and annotations., ca 1978 - 1984

 File — Carton: R305488000
Identifier: MSS. Archives. 2012/13. Series 8. Sub-Series 8/2. File 8/2/2

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Papers related to the production of the Tokelau Dictionary, published by the Office of Tokelau Affairs in 1986. The Dictionary was a collaborative project involving Tokelauans, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the staff of the University of Auckland including Antony Hooper, Robin Hooper, Ropati Simona and Judith Huntsman.

This series contains drafts of the Dictionary and correspondence relating to the project. Earlier Tokelauan vocabularies including the preliminary Tokelau- English dictionary produced by Hosea Kirifi and J.H. Webster in 1975 are also included.

An excellent overview of the project to produce the Tokelau Dictionary can be found in the front of the Dictionary itself.


  • ca 1978 - 1984


Conditions Governing Access

PARTLY RESTRICTED. Access to items marked 'Restricted' requires the permission of the Special Collections Manager.


From the Collection: 18 metres (40 cartons + outsize material)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

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Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand