Māori Plant Use

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BEST Elsdon 1908. Maori forest lore : being some account of native forest lore and woodcraft, as also of many myths, rites, customs, and superstitions connected with the flora and fauna of the Tuhoe or Ure-wera District - Part 1. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 40: 185-254
AUTHOR: BEST Elsdon
PUBLICATION DATE: 1908
TITLE: Maori forest lore : being some account of native forest lore and woodcraft, as also of many myths, rites, customs, and superstitions connected with the flora and fauna of the Tuhoe or Ure-wera District - Part 1
PUBLISHER: Transactions of the New Zealand Institute.
NOTES: Sections on: mythical origin of trees and birds, Māori Cosmogony, Tipua, Uruuru Whenua, mythical denizens of the forest, and on the trees and plants - terminology and uses. Uses are described under the record pertaining to the particular plant. Sections also on tree climbing, tree felling, stone axes, tree hauling, splitting logs. Includes karakia relating to these tasks.
LINK WORDS: nomenclature, wild food, timber, forest products, names, rituals, traditions
RECORD NUMBER: 2026