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The Maoris of New Zealand1

Nature volume 85, pages 109110 (24 November 1910) | Download Citation



MR. JAMES COWAN has done the student as well as the general reader a service in publishing the material he has personally collected from the kaumatuas, the old and learned men of many Maori tribes, for the time is rapidly approaching when very little more can be gathered from the natives. The book is by no means of the monographic kind, but consists of what are virtually a series of essays on different subjects, based entirely on first-hand information and the experiences of a lifetime of sympathetic intercourse with the Maoris.

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