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Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau Rangi Matamua

Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau Rangi Matamua

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Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau Rangi Matamua

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In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events.

The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Māori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. 

These include:

  • What is Matariki?
  • Why did Māori observe Matariki?
  • How did Māori traditionally celebrate Matariki?
  • When and how should Matariki be celebrated?

Based on research and interviews with Māori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in contemporary society.

Product Details:
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 14/09/2017
  • Publisher: Huia Publishers
  • Illustrations: 38
  • Country of Origin: New Zealand
  • Edition: New edition
  • Pages: 128
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