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He Korero Pūrākau Mo Ngā Taunahanahatanga a Ngā Tūpuna, Place Names of the Ancestors - A Māori Oral History Atlas
Re-print ISBN 978-0-477-00049-9
This bilingual book tells the stories of early Māori discoverers, explorers and travellers from the first wave of migration waka, and the place names they gave. Each story has a map showing their journeys and the locations of the places named.
Ngā Tohu Pūmahara, The Survey Pegs of the Past, Understanding Māori Place Names
This companion book to the Māori Oral History Atlas focuses on ways of understanding Māori place names.
Te Ika-a-Māui, The Land and its People
Reference NZMS 346/1
A map of Māori place and feature names in Te Ika-a-Māui North Island circa 1840. The index on the back of the map has their meanings where known, and their equivalent contemporary names, if any.
Te Waipounamu, The Land and its People
Reference NZMS 346/2
A map of Māori place and feature names in Te Waipounamu South Island circa 1840. The index on the back of the map has their meanings where known, and their equivalent contemporary names, if any.
Asia and Pacific, United Nations map names
Reference NZMS 347
We contributed to a revised map and gazetteer compiled for the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) Asia South East and Pacific South West Division.