Māori Plant Use

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SERVANT Father C. SIMMONS D. R. ed. 1973. Customs and habits of the New Zealanders 1838-1842. Wellington, Reed.
AUTHOR: SERVANT Father C.
EDITOR: SIMMONS D. R.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1973
TITLE: Customs and habits of the New Zealanders 1838-1842
PUBLISHER: Reed
NOTES: Father C. Servant was a Marist missionary in Hokianga area 1838-1842. Lived among Māori. Spoke language. As a Frenchman and a Catholic had little contact with most Europeans. The manuscript is the most complete account of Māori life of the period 1838-1842 in one particular area. Honest observer, careful to distinguish between things he has seen and things he has only heard about. About 14% of the descriptions are derived from Yate's 'An Account of New Zealand'. Such copying was common practice among 19th century writers.
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