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Maori Place Names: Their Meanings and Origins

Maori Place Names: Their Meanings and Origins

Author: A. W. Reed
$29.99(NZD)  inc GST

Pronounce and understand Maori place names with the new fourth edition of A.W. Reed's classic guide to meanings and origins of names across New Zealand. From Ahaura to Whitianga, this handily sized book is the definitive guide to over 2300 of the most common and notable Maori names on our land.Why do Whangarei, Tauranga, Motueka and Timaru have the names they do? Why all the fuss about the spelling of Whanganui and Rimutaka? What are the original names for Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin? Maori Place Names gives concise and clear answers, as well as taking in curiosities like the world's longest place name (pictured).The new Maori Place Names includes maps on the inside covers showing principal names, and also reproduces the illustrations from the original 1950 edition by renowned artist James Berry. For bookshelf, glove box or backpack, this is a mus

Table of contents

Foreword to the 2016 edition 7Foreword to the 1961 edition 9Hints on pronunciation 12Key words in Maori place names 13Maori place names 15Appendix: European place names 147MapsTe Ika-a-Maui (North Island) inside front coverTe Waipounamu (South Island) inside back cover

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780947506087
  • : Oratia Media
  • : Oratia Books
  • : July 2016
  • : 210mm X 148mm X 11mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : A. W. Reed
  • : 152
  • : 55 maps and illustrations