Abbreviations Used In Index of Māori Names


A.H.M. The Ancient history of the Māori. J. White, compiler. Vols. 1-6 (1887-1890)

Ika Te Ika a Maui, or, New Zealand and its inhabitants: illustrating the origin, manners, customs, mythology, religion, rites, songs, proverbs, fables and language of the Māori and Polynesian races in general; together with the geology, natural history, productions, and climate of the country. R.Taylor. 2nd ed. (1870)

J.P.S. Journal of the Polynesian Society. Vols. 1-19 (1892- 1910)

M.B. Dominion Museum Bulletin. Nos. 2-10
No. 2   Fishing and sea-foods of the ancient Māori. A. Hamilton (1908)
No. 3   Māori pā at the New Zealand exhibition. Articles based on exhibits at New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906. A. Hamilton (1911)
No. 4   Stone implements of the Māori. A. Hamilton and E. Best (1912)
No. 5   Māori storehouses and kindred structures: houses, platforms, racks and pits used for storing food, etc. E. Best (1916)
No. 6   The Pā Māori: an account of the fortified villages of the Māori in pre-European and modern times: illustrating methods of defence by means of ramparts, fosses, scarps and stockades. E. Best (1927)
No. 7   The Māori canoe: an account of various types of vessels used by the Māori of New Zealand in former times, with some description of those of the isles of the Pacific, and a brief account of the peopling of New Zealand. E. Best (1925)
No. 8   Games and pastimes of the Māori: an account of the various exercises, games and pastimes of the natives of New Zealand, as practised in former times, including some information concerning their vocal and instrumental music. E. Best (1925)
No. 9   Māori agriculture: the cultivated food plants of the natives of New Zealand, with some account of native methods of agriculture, its ritual and origin myths. E. Best (1925)
No. 10   Māori religion and mythology: being an account of the cosmogony, anthropogeny, religious beliefs and rites, magic and folk lore of the Māori folk of New Zealand. Section 1. E. Best (1924)
P. Ko ngā whakapepeha me ngā whakaahuareka a ngā tipuna o Aotea-roa = Proverbial and popular sayings of the ancestors of the New Zealand race. G. Grey (1857)

P.M. Polynesian mythology and ancient traditional history of the New Zealand race, as furnished by their priests and chiefs. G. Grey (1855)

S.D. Southern districts of New Zealand: a journal, with passing notices of the customs of the Aborigines. E. Shortland (1851)

S.M. Māori religion and mythology: illustrated by translations of traditions, karakia, &c., to which are added notes on Māori tenure of land. E. Shortland (1882)

S.T. Traditions and superstitions of the New Zealanders: with illustrations of their manners and customs. E. Shortland. 2nd ed. (1856)

Trans. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute. Vols. 1-42 (1868-1910)

1A -1G
Essays. In Transactions of the New Zealand Institute. Volume 1.
The essays are published following p. 202 (See Contents, page viii)
1A   On the Geographical Botany of New Zealand. J. Hector
1B   On the Ornithology of New Zealand. W. Buller (1865)
1C   On the Botany, Geographic and Economic of the North Island of New Zealand Group. W. Colenso (1864)
1D   On the Cultivation and Acclimatization of Trees and Plants. A. Ludlam
1E   On the Geology of the North Island of New Zealand. J. Coutts Crawford (1865)
1F   A Short Sketch of the Māori Races. E. Shortland
1G   On the Māori Races of New Zealand. W. Colenso

VI. S. Journal of the Polynesian Society. Volume 6, Supplement

Wh. Old Whanganui. T. Downes (1915)

W.W. The Lore of the Whare-wānanga, or, Teachings of the Māori college on religion, cosmogony and history. Written down by H.T. Whatahoro from the teachings of Te Matorohanga and Nepia Pohuhu, priests of the Whare-wānanga of the East Coast, New Zealand; translated by S. Percy Smith, Vol. 1. (1913)


Volume numbers are in bold, followed by a colon and page number(s),
e.g. 27:17 represents volume 27 page 17.
Entries in different volumes are separated by a semi-colon, e.g. 27:13; 32:170.
Entries in different publications are separated by a full stop,
e.g. J.P.S. 11:154. M.B. 8:20.

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