Maori Weapons: In Pre-European New Zealand
- About the Book
“Here is a full inventory of traditional Maori weapons with all the available written information about traditional weapons collected into one concise volume. Maori Weapons provides complete cultural and technical information on the handmade weapons used by Maori, along with photos and line drawings.
From the well-known taiaha and mere to the more obscure wahaika and maripi, this is a comprehensive guide that will serve a range of readers.”
—Dr Hirini Melbourne
- About the Author(s)
Jeff Evans, AuthorJeff Evans is a writer and photographer based in Auckland. He has written several books relating to waka, including Ngā Waka o Neherā, Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand and Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe. Between them, these books recall Māori migration traditions, describe navigation skills used by Māori to voyage between the islands in the central Pacific and New Zealand, and introduce the reader to waka taua. Jeff’s most recent book was Heke-nukumai-nga-iwi Busby: Not Here by Chance (Huia, 2015). In 2020 he was awarded a summer residency at the Michael King Writer’s Centre to work on this book.
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