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Subject Source: Reo
Scope Note: The genealogical descent of all living things. Whakapapa/genealogy is a fundamental principle that permeates the whole of Māori culture.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

A recital of South Island myths / written by Matiaha for the Rev. Mr Creed in ...

Identifier: MSS Archives-Maori 88/6
Scope and Contents

South Island Myths written by Matiaha Tiramorehu. In Maori.

Dates: 1849

Alan Clarke genealogies.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-C-24
Scope and Contents

Maori traditions and genealogies of the Ngaiterangi and Ngaiteranginui iwi of Opotiki and Whakatane. These were collected from a number of informants.

Dates: ca. 1870

Baron Charles De Thierry letters.

Identifier: MSS Archives-Maori 89/4
Scope and Contents

Letters concerning Maori land. Two folders of photocopied letters. All material is handwritten. Almost all are in Maori and a few in English.

Dates: 1879 - 1925

C.L. Harris papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-C-26
Scope and Contents

Whakapapa Ngati Porou. Three loose sheets of typescript notes on the making of genealogies, and two loose sheets of rough manuscript genealogies. The file contains an alphabetical name index followed by genealogical tables separately paged.

Dates: ca. 1971

D. King Tainui waka history.

Identifier: MSS Archives-Maori 93/10
Scope and Contents

Notes, writings on Rangi and Papa, Tainui migration and Te Arawa waka

Dates: 1960s


Identifier: MSS-Archives-C-32
Scope and Contents

Genealogy of the Ngai Tahu tribe, with genealogies and explanatory notes compiled from published sources, Dept. of Maori and Island Affairs records, Maori Land Court minute books, private records and oral traditions.

Dates: 1974

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

John White papers

Identifier: Matauranga-Maori MSS-89/3
Scope and Contents Assorted manuscripts on history and traditions: NZ MS 28 Three lectures on Maori history, traditions and customs / by John White NZ MS 29. Free translation of Maori proverbs / John White NZ MS 30. Maori papers and memoranda / John White NZ MS 31. Memoranda on the Maori pharmacopoeia / John White NZ MS 710. Maungatautari native land case 1881 v. 1-3 NZ MS 714. Maori papers and memoranda v.1-4 / John White NZ MS 711. Memo in Maori of proceedings at various native gatherings, Wanganui district...
Dates: n.d.

Judge Gudgeon genealogies

Identifier: Matauranga-Maori MSS-93/7
Scope and Contents

Tables of Whakapapa from a number of tribes

Dates: 1900 - 1900