Elsdon Best titles

Author: Elsdon Best
NZ RRP (incl. GST): $34.99 each
Illustrations: Black-and-white images
Format: 240mm x 150mm
Binding: PB

These titles are out of print, but select titles are available to order direct from the publisher.

Fishing Methods and Devices of the Maori

Elsdon Best was New Zealand’s foremost writer on pre-European Māori life.

His books are a uniquely valuable record of traditional Māori culture, social customs and beliefs. Without him, we would know little of the customs and traditions of these times.

Best published eleven monographs on all aspects of life; this edition brings them all back into print.

His ideas and research have been questioned since his death – especially as his work was underpinned by the 19th century belief that Māori were a people under threat of extinction. Yet his research was based on rare first-hand knowledge, wide reading, informed study and close discussion with Māori.

NZ RRP (incl. GST): $34.99 each
Illustrations: Black-and-white images
Format: 240mm x 150mm
Binding: PB

Please note: some of the titles are out of print. This is indicated by O/P.

ISBNs as follows:
978-1-877385-00-1 Fishing methods
978-1-877385-01-8 Forest lore of the Māori (copy available)
978-1-877385-02-5 Games and pastimes (copy available)
978-1-877385-03-2 Māori agriculture (copy available)
978-1-877385-05-6 Māori religion Pt 1 (copies available)
978-1-877385-06-3 Māori religion Pt 2 
978-1-877385-07-0 Māori storehouses (copies available)
978-1-877385-09-4 Stone implements 
978-1-877385-04-9 The Māori canoe (copy available)
978-1-877358-08-7 The pa Māori (copy available)
978-1-877385-10-0 The whare kohanga (copies available)

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Maori Storehouses and Kindred Structures