A-Z of Kiwi fact & folklore

  • 267 Pages
  • 1.52 MB
  • English
New Holland , Auckland, N.Z
Folklore -- New Zealand -- Dictionaries., National characteristics, New Zealand -- Dictionaries., Popular culture -- New Zealand -- Dictionaries., Legends -- New Zealand -- Dictionaries., Rites and ceremonies -- New Zealand -- Dictionaries., New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- Dictiona


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Other titlesA to Z of Kiwi fact and folklore
StatementGordon Ell.
ContributionsEll, Gordon.
LC ClassificationsGR375 .E43 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination267 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3370137M
ISBN 101869660536
LC Control Number2004445721

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Kiwiosities: an A-Z of New Zealand Traditions and Folklore. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previously published as: New Zealand traditions & folklore. Bush Press of Auckland,   The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand. The Maori traditionally believed that kiwi were under the protection of Tane Mahuta (the giant kauri tree Agathis australis) god of the forest.

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