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Index of Māori Names

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History of the Index

This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933). In its original form it was 987 pages long, a vast index of Māori names referred to in books and journals, including the names of boundaries, Māori individuals, canoes, trees, landmarks and geographical locations. It was Fletcher's greatest piece of work, and one that merited improved access.

The New Zealand Collection of the University of Waikato Library holds a microfilm copy of the index which was scanned, converted into a Word file, proofread, edited and converted into webpages.

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For information on the Abbreviations used with the index, please see the Abbreviations Page.


The original index is held in the Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL ref. MS-0782) and has been digitised for incorporation in this reformatted index with their permission.

  • Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
  • New Zealand Collection and other staff of the University of Waikato Library
  • DataNZ Limited (for scanning, conversion and HTML work)


Please tell us if you discover errors or entries that need correcting.
Our contact details are:

New Zealand Collection
University of Waikato Library
Private Bag 3105
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand

Phone: 07 838 4466 ext. 8173
Fax: 07 838 4017

Further Information

Information on Henry James Fletcher may be found in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography at: