Hawaiki The Original Home of the Maori
THE ORIGINAL HOME OF THE MAORI;
WITH A SKETCH OF POLYNESIAN HISTORY.
By S. PERCY SMITH, F.R.G.S.,
Hon. Cor. Member Societá Italiana d'Anthropologia, a Governor of the
New Zealand Institute, Hon. Secretary of the Polynesian
Society, &c., &c., &c.
Second Edition. Enlarged and Mostly Re-written.
Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin, N.Z.:
Melbourne and London:
WHITCOMBE AND TOMBS LIMITED.
He ahunga mai, he aponga mai, i Hawaiki;
Ka tupu, ka rito, ka toto, ka take, ka whakaikura.
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.
This work was first published in the "Journal of the Polynesian Society," Vols. VII. and VIII., and subsequently issued in book form. It has now been largely re-written, and the whole rearranged in such a manner as to form a sketch of the History of the Polynesian race—particularly the Maori-Rarotongan branch—down to the separation of the New Zealand Maoris from the original stock, when they migrated from Eastern Polynesia to New Zealand. The work is treated from the point of view of the Traditions, and mainly from those of Rarotonga, a written copy of which was secured by the author in Rarotonga in 1897. These traditions were dictated by Te Ariki tara-are, the last of the high priests of Rarotonga, and therefore are from the highest authority possible. A few of the Traditions themselves have been published—both in the native language and in English—in the above-named journal, but the bulk of them remain as yet untranslated.
S. PERCY SMITH.
New Plymouth, N.Z.
|I.||The Polynesian Race and its Traditions||9|
|II.||Genealogical Connections and Chronology||21|
|III.||Names of the Traditional Fatherland—|
|Raro or Roro||55|
|IV.||The Polynesians Originated in India||64|
|V.||The Gangetic Race||66|
|Dates in Indian History||74|
|VI.||The "Log Books" of the Migrations||77|
|VII.||Sketch of the History of the Race||89|
|Atia-te-varinga-nui, or Hawaiki-nui||90|
|Avaiki-te-varinga, or Avaiki||95|
|The White Race||95|
|Sojourn in Indonesia||98|
|The Papuan Race of Indonesia||102|
|Maui, the Ancient Hero||105|
|Arrival in Fiji||111|
|The Polynesians as Navigators||123|
|Occurrences in Fiji, Samoa, Haapai, &c.||140|
|Sojourn in Eastern Polynesia||165|
|The Settlement of Rarotonga||172|
|Tahitian Origin of the Maoris||193|
|Rarotongan Account of the Migrations to N.Z.||204|
|Table of Dates in Polynesian History||222|