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Author Evans, Jeff, 1964- author

Title Polynesian navigation and the discovery of New Zealand / Jeff Evans ; foreword by Francis Cowan
Edition This edition 2012
Published Auckland, New Zealand : Libro International, [2012]
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Summary "Polynesian navigation and the discovery of New Zealand offers a straightforward account of how and why Polynesian seafarers made their journey south to New Zealand shores. The first part discusses the origins of the voyages, legends of the homeland and the explorer Kupe, traditional Polynesian navigation techniques, and the preservation of seafaring knowledge by Māori. The second part presents a gripping account of the canoe Hawaiki-nui retracing the route from Tahiti to New Zealand in 1985 using traditional voyaging methods."
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Originally published as: The discovery of Aotearoa. Reed, 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Kupe -- Legends
Brightwell, Matahi -- Travel -- New Zealand.
Cowan, Francis -- Travel -- New Zealand.
Hawaiki-nui (Canoe)
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History -- To 1840
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Origin.
Navigation -- Polynesia -- History.
Polynesians -- Migrations.
New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration -- Maori.
Pacific Ocean -- Navigation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 187751425X (EPUB)
9781877514258 (EPUB)
Other Titles Discovery of Aotearoa