Moriori: A People Rediscovered

By: King, Michael

Price: NZ$174.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


"The Epsom Trust" label on front endpapaper. A nice copy of this title. Dust-jacket protected in mylar cover.; ; First printing. 226, [12(blank)] pages. Green boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 261 x 198mm. Illustrated. "The Moriori of the Chatham Islands have long been regarded by Europeans as one of the mystery peoples of the South Seas. Their culture seemed more primitive than any other in the Pacific; their origins were said variously to be negroid, Jewish, Melanesian, Polynesian and sub-Antarctic. [. . .] In this book historian and writer Michael King clears away all the nonsense, rumour and vilification that have surrounded the Moriori. He identifies clearly who they were and where they came from. He shows that far from being 'primitive', Moriori culture was a perfect adaptation to a harsh environment. And he reveals that Moriori people were not a race, and that they are far from extinct." - from dust-jacket blurb. Contents: Foreword by Maui Solomon; Introduction; Prologue - 24 March 1933; Tchakat Moriori; The Sun People; The Gods Are Dead; The Maungahuka Experiment; European Settlement; Moriori Voices; Judgment; Fog Before the Sun; And Then There Was One?; Epilogue - Renaissance; Appendices - 1. A Moriori Vocabulary; 2. A List of Moriori Living in 1861; 3. Moriori Migration Tradition; Source Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Title: Moriori: A People Rediscovered

Author Name: King, Michael

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Auckland, Viking / Penguin Books: (1989)

ISBN Number: 0670826553

ISBN Number 13: 9780670826551

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 21758