A bibliography of writing by Māori in English
Hemi Parata Raukatauri
"Nga Kōrero O Te Hana, Tamahine O Maru-Patua Raua Ko Hou-Pipito/The Story of Te Hana, Daughter of Maru-Patua and Hou-Pipito." Trans. S. Percy Smith. Journal of the Polynesian Society 20 (June 1911): 86-93.
Raukatauri writes of Te Hana’s epic swim across the Wairoa River as a result of Te Rangi-tau-marewa’s incantation inducing Te Hana to love him. The Journal of the Polynesian Society editors add that this ‘story is undoubtedly historical, and the incidents occurred about the middle of the sixteenth century." Paora Kawharu adds further explanations to this account. The Māori text is dated October 29th, 1892. This is the second story in a collection of six entitled "Ngāti-Whatua Traditions" that were gathered together and submitted to the Journal of the Polynesian Society by the Rev. Hauraki Paora of Kaipara, and published in Journal of the Polynesian Society 20 (1911).
"He Kōrero Mo Meke Raua Ko Hau-Pae-Whenua/The Story of Meke and Hau-Pae-Whenua." Trans. S. Percy Smith. Journal of The Polynesian Society 20 (June 1911): 107-111.
Raukatauri provides an account of the mischief caused by Meke and Hau-pae-whenua and their band of thieves, and how they were finally caught and killed while raiding the village of Rangi-ta-whakarere and Hau-tukia. This is the fifth story in the "Ngāti-Whatua Traditions" collection of six that were entitled gathered together and submitted to the Journal of the Polynesian Society by the Rev. Hauraki Paora of Kaipara, and published in Journal of the Polynesian Society 20 (1911).
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