Song of Waitaha - Histories of a Nation brings the oral histories of the Waitaha people which casts light on the culture, scientific and natural wisdom of the early pre-maori peoples of New Zealand.

Publishing History

First Edition by Ngatapuwae Trust 1994
Second Edition by Wharariki Publishing Limited 2003

Copyright Notice

In taking the unprecedented step of allowing the knowledge of the ancestors to be written for the first time, the Elders of Waitaha ask that the words, illustrations and maps shared here be respected as the sacred taonga of their people, their children’s children. To protect the wisdom of the past, and to allow it to travel truly into the future, they place a rahui on all contained within these pages – that what is shared in trust might be honoured in trust for all time.

Copyright Ngati Kowhai o Waitaha 1994

All rights reserved. Subject to the Copyright Act 1961, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Ngati Kowhai o Waitaha.

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