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Wise Words of the Māori

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Wise Words of the Māori – Revealing History and Traditions: Language as Food – By Murdoch Riley

Over 5000 proverbs and other expressions. Beautiful new illustrations.

Now also includes an extensive subject index, as well as listings of personal names, iwi, hāpu and the migratory canoes. Originating from events in Māori history, literature, legends and everyday life.

Use this book to find the appropriate proverb: ‘make use of language as food for the soul.’

Format: This is a Hardcover book

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About the Author

In 1957 Murdoch Riley started a recording company recording Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian and Māori music.

After amalgamating the recording company with a publishing business he went on to write.

Murdoch has written a number of books dealing with New Zealand flora and fauna, as well as Māori lore.

The most significant, was Māori Healing and Herbal published in 1994, which was awarded Second Prize in the 1995 Montana Book Awards.

At 93 Murdoch still works in his business and writes in Raumati Beach.


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