Games and pastimes of the Maori : an account of the various exercises, games and...

Name/Title

Games and pastimes of the Maori : an account of the various exercises, games and pastimes of the natives of New Zealand, as practised in former times, including some information concerning their vocal and instrumental music

Maker

Best, Elsdon, 1856-1931

Maker Role

Author

Maker

New Zealand Board of Maori Ethnological Research Dominion Museum (N.Z.)

About this object

Contents: Military exercises & games viewed as useful training (School of arms = Para whakawai ; Wrestling = Whatoto, Takaro mamau ; Boxing = Whawhai mekemeke ; Jumping = Kairerere, Takaro tupeke ; Foot racing = Takaro omaoma, Ti rakau ; Slinging = Tipao, Kotaha ; Tree climbing, etc. = Piki rakau) -- Aquatic games & pastimes (Swimming = Kau whakataetae ; Surf riding = Whakaheke ngaru ; The water jump = Kokiri, Ruku ; The waterside swing = Moari, Morere ; Canoe racing = Waka hoehoe) -- Games requiring agility or manual dexterity (Jackstones = Koruru ; Dart throwing = Toro teka, Ti ringa ; Cats cradle = Whai patokotoko ; Posture dances = Haka) -- Games & pastimes requiring calculation, mental alertness or memorising powers (Draughts = Mu torere ; Riddles, etc. = Kai ; Word play, etc. = Rotarota ; Story telling = Korero tara) -- Games & pastimes of children (Kite flying = Manu tukutuku ; Stilt walking = Pou toti ; Tobogganing = Horua, Reti ; Swinging = Tarere, Pioi ; Skipping = Piu ; Top spinning = Ta potaka ; Hoops = Pirori ; Hide & seek = Taupunipuni, Wi, Tatau manawa, Poroteteke, Topa, Koke ; Jumping jack = Karetao ; Stone bowls = Upokotiti, Tarakoekoea, Hapi Tawa, Kura-winiwini) -- Introduced games -- Maori songs & Maori singing -- Musical instruments -- Lists of Maori games, toys, musical instruments. Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-185) and index.

Date Made

1925

Publisher

Whitcombe and Tombs

Publication Place

Auckland

Series Title

Dominion Museum bulletin ; no. 8.

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori (New Zealand people) -- Recreation

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori (New Zealand people) -- Music

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori (New Zealand people) -- Games

Subject and Association Keywords

Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs

Object Type

Book

Object number

2014.6.1284

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