This work is the result of a three-year research and translation project into 19th- and early 20th-century Maori language newspapers. "Rere Atu, Taku Manu!" is the first book about the Maori language newspapers, of which some 35 were produced between 1842 and the 1930s by government, churches and independent Maori and Pakeha. The newspapers are a substantial but little tapped source of Maori and NZ history and a remarkable record of an indigenous language in print in colonial times. It comprises 12 essays on topics ranging from linguistics to politics, loosely two groupings of language and literature and social and political history. As an epilogue, it also covers the late 20th-century reproduction of these newspapers on the internet.
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Jenifer Curnow is a librarian, indexer, and researcher in the Maori Studies Department at the University of Auckland. Ngapare Hopa is head of the Maori Studies Department at the University of Auckland. She is the author of The Anthropologist as Tribal Advocate. Jane McRae, a lecturer in the Maori Studies Department at the University of Auckland, has published the results of a number of research projects on Maori literature, language, and history commissioned by the New Zealand Department of Maori Affairs.
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Book Description Auckland University Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111869402790