Māori Plant Use

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YATE William 1835. An account of New Zealand..
AUTHOR: YATE William
PUBLICATION DATE: 1835
TITLE: An account of New Zealand.
NOTES: Written after six and a half years with C. M. S. Mission in New Zealand. Based on journals, written on journey home. Wrote at a time of rapid internal change. His descriptions of Māori customs among earliest recorded in 19th century. 'Must be treated with caution. Fairly observant, but tended to claim personal experience when reporting hearsay.' (Dr. J. Binney, in introduction). Chapter 2: Trees, European uses. Chapter 3: Section on preparation of food. P.49: Use of hīnau for an excellent dye, light brown or puce, or a deep black.
LINK WORDS: timber, dyes, food, Elaeocarpus
RECORD NUMBER: 2034