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Maori Navigation

Nature volume 119, pages 297298 (19 February 1927) | Download Citation



THE vessels used by the peoples of the Pacific in their migrations and colonisations are of primary importance in Oceanic ethnology. They have been described by various writers, but only partially, and generally from the technological side. Now, in an interesting Bulletin of the Dominion Museum of New Zealand,1 Mr. Elsdon Best has collected all that is known or can be learned from native sources about Maori canoes. Every aspect of the subject is discussed and fully illustrated by copies of early prints or modern photographs.

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