Polynesian Voyagers. The Maori as a Deep-sea Navigator, Explorer, & Colonizer. ELSDON BEST.

Polynesian Voyagers. The Maori as a Deep-sea Navigator, Explorer, & Colonizer.

Wellington. Government Printer. 1954. New Edition. Stock ID #165178

Black and white map, 68pp, paperback with rubbed extremities, browned stapled copy, neat signatures title-page, some penning. "Elsdon Best (1856-1931), who was a member of the staff of the Dominion Museum from 1911 to 1931, made a notable contribution to the study of Maori ethnology. After a life-time of experience, including many years in close contact with the Maoris of the Urewera, he spend the last twenty years of his life writing particularly of the societal customs and beliefs of the Maori people. He was in a sense an interpreter of ethnology from the Maori point of view" - Taken from foreword. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 165178).

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