History and Traditions of Rarotonga
- About the Book
History and Traditions of Rarotonga is the earliest known literary work in the Cook Island Mâori language. Its author, Te Ariki Tara ‘Are, was a pre-eminent scholar who recorded the historical traditions of his people in the mid-nineteenth century. This volume allows the historical and literary importance of the work to be appreciated.
- About the Author(s)
Te Ariki Tara `Are, Author
Richard Walter, EditorRichard Walter is professor of archaeology and head of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Otago. In his 30-year career he has authored 50 journal articles, 24 book chapters and six books. His research is field and laboratory based and strives to integrate indigenous and scientific knowledge to construct stronger and more nuanced models of the past. He has ongoing projects in New Zealand, the Cook Islands and the Solomon Islands.
Rangi Moeka`a, Editor
S. Percy Smith, Translator