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The Rangatira - chieftainship in traditional Maori society

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This thesis is a study of Maori chiefship, based on historical evidence. Very soon after the discovery of New Zealand by Cook in 1769 the Maori began to change and the traditional way of life was left behind. At the same time the Maori are one of the world's most documented people. In the accounts of the early explorers, missionaries, traders, and settlers, from Cook's time onwards there is a wealth of ethnographic material. the accounts were taken up by surveyors, native agents, and Maor...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1966
Type of award:
BLitt
Level of award:
Bachelors
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:11443
Deposit date:
2015-05-14

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