This compilation of myths, legends, and oral histories from the far north of New Zealand is the story of the people who make up the tribes of Muriwhenua. The author provides whakapapa (genealogy and history) as well as a variety of lively and dramatic stories for each tribe. All have been discussed and agreed on with local kaumatua (elders) and expertly translated by Merimeri Penfold, a kaumatua of the University of Auckland who is widely respected for her knowledge and feel for the Maori language. Photographs of the Muriwhenua landscape enhance the text.
Published: Independent Publishers Group on Sep 1, 2002