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Shortland, Edward 1812-1893

Overview
Works: 41 works in 185 publications in 2 languages and 1,197 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Genealogy  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Periodicals  Sources  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: DU423, 299.9
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Most widely held works by Edward Shortland
Traditions and superstitions of the New Zealanders : with illustrations of their manners and customs by Edward Shortland( Book )

53 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This historical and anthropological account of the Maori of New Zealand was published in 1854 by the English physician and colonial administrator Edward Shortland (1812-93). Shortland was deeply interested in Maori culture, learned the language, and wrote ethnographic studies including The Southern Districts of New Zealand (1851) and Maori Religion and Mythology (1882), also included in this series. In various roles including 'Protector of Aborigines', he often served as interpreter, and played an active role in mediating not only between Europeans and Maori, but between different Maori factions. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Shortland's approach was to interact with the Maori rather than merely observe them. In this book, Shortland often cites named Maori individuals as his sources, which makes his treatment of topics such as tapu, land tenure and rites of passage distinctive. He also covers Maori cosmology and origin narratives, genealogies, education, proverbs, songs and spells."--Publisher's description
Maori religion and mythology, illustrated by translations of traditions, karakia, &c., to which are added notes on Maori tenure of land by Edward Shortland( Book )

23 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Material collected by Dr. Shortland during his first term in New Zealand, on Ma¿#x84;ori religious beliefs and ceremonies, cosmology and mythology, the nature of chieftainship, Maori land tenure and the naming of land. Information from informants of high authority which the writer recorded with a degree of accuracy and rapport unusual for the period"--Bagnall
The southern districts of New Zealand : a journal, with passing notices of the customs of the aborigines by Edward Shortland( Book )

18 editions published between 1851 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physician and ethnographer Edward Shortland (1812-93) first travelled to New Zealand in 1841, a year after the Treaty of Waitangi. He became private secretary to Governor William Hobson, and quickly learned the Maori language. First published in 1851, this book describes Shortlands experiences on the east coast of New Zealands South Island while conducting a census of the local Maori settlements in 1843. It documents South Island Maori myths, traditions and everyday life, and includes genealogical tables and a short word-list of the local dialect. It also describes a French Company agent at Akaroa reporting the successful introduction of French vines, the Scottish settlement at Dunedin, and the productivity of several whaling stations. Shortland reminds prospective settlers of the importance of understanding the ideas and prejudices of the Maori, whose many qualities including natural bravery and love of freedom guarantee them continuing political weight in their own country
Māori religion and mythology : illustrated by translations of traditions, karakia, &c. by Edward Shortland( )

9 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Material collected by Dr. Shortland during his first term in New Zealand, on Māori religious beliefs and ceremonies, cosmology and mythology, the nature of chieftainship, Maori land tenure and the naming of land. Information from informants of high authority which the writer recorded with a degree of accuracy and rapport unusual for the period"--Bagnall
A short sketch of the Māori races by Edward Shortland( Book )

7 editions published between 1865 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Māori religion and mythology by Edward Shortland( Book )

14 editions published between 1882 and 2018 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter II contains a tradition as to Maori Cosmogony more particular in some details than I have ever met with elsewhere. My informant had been educated to become a tohunga; but had afterwards become a professing Christian. The narrative took place at night unknown to any of his people, and under promise that I would not read what I wrote to any of his people. When after some years I re-visited New Zealand, I learnt that he had died soon after I left, and that his death was attributed to the anger of the Atua of his family due to his having, as they expressed it, trampled on the tapu by making noa or public things sacred--he having himself confessed what he no doubt believed to be the cause of his illness
MaÌ"ori religion and mythology by Edward Shortland( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Material collected by Dr. Shortland during his first term in New Zealand, on MaÌ"ori religious beliefs and ceremonies, cosmology and mythology, the nature of chieftainship, Maori land tenure and the naming of land. Information from informants of high authority which the writer recorded with a degree of accuracy and rapport unusual for the period"--Bagnall
How to learn Maori : a short treatise on the structure and idiom of the language by Edward Shortland( Book )

6 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Analytical study of the Māori language and its grammatical structure"--BIM
He whakamaoritanga tenei no etahi rarangi o etahi whakaaro i kitea e Te Matenga raua ko Te Hotereni hei ture hou mo nga whenua Maori. Ka tukua atu nei hei hurihuri ma nga tangata Maori o te Runanga o Nutireni by W Martin( Book )

3 editions published in 1873 in English and Maori and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mo te Kouti Whenua Maori enei whakaaro.--p. 1
The southern districts of New Zealand by Edward Shortland( Book )

3 editions published between 1851 and 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori religion and mythology. ... To which are added notes on Maori tenure of land by Edward Shortland( Book )

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions and superstitions of the New Zealanders : with illustr. of their manners and customs by Edward Shortland( Book )

2 editions published between 1856 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori Religion and Mythology. Illustrated by translations of traditions ... To which are added notes on Maori tenure of land by Edward Shortland( Book )

2 editions published in 1882 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Karere o Nui Tireni( )

in Maori and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Shortland manuscripts inventory( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Gazette notices] by New Zealand( )

in Maori and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Numbered series of official notices issued during the Waikato War"--BIM
Te Karere o Nui Tireni( )

in Maori and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E hoa ma, E nga tangata o te motu nei e piri ana ki te kawanatanga o te Kuini, he kupu tenei naku ki a koutou( Book )

1 edition published in 1863 in Maori and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No. 1 in series of official notices issued during the Waikato War. Cf. BIM
Edward Shortland 1812-1893 : [papers] by Edward Shortland( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Traditions and superstitions of the New Zealanders : with illustrations of their manners and customs
Covers
Māori religion and mythologyMaÌ"ori religion and mythology
Alternative Names
Edward Shortland Anglo-New Zealand writer

Edward Shortland Brits arts (-1893)

Languages
English (153)

Maori (7)