Here you will find the sources I use for HANZ. I’ve split them up generally into the different topics if appropriate but other than that they aren’t in any particular order. This will be added to as we progress in our story and I use more and more sources. Please note there may be sources not listed here that I use to confirm and corroborate certain evidence. I just want to give you the main sources I used for the episodes, rather than weigh you down with lots of different books and articles. Hopefully you can find supplementary reading for a topic you are particularly interested in which can launch you into further reading for you to learn something new!

General History of Aotearoa New Zealand

Anderson, A., Binney, J. and Harris, A (2014) Tangata whenua: an illustrated history, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

King, M. (1996) Maori: a photographic and social history, Revised edn., New Zealand: Reed Books.

King, M. (2012) The penguin history of New Zealand, New Zealand: Penguin Group.

Walker, R. (2004) Ka whawhai tonu matou: Struggle without end, Revised edn., New Zealand: Penguin Group.

Davidson, J. (1984) The prehistory of New Zealand, New Zealand: Longman Paul.

Majoribanks, A. (1973) Travels in New Zealand, New Zealand: Capper Press

Māori Women

April report : report of the Royal Commission on Social Policy. Wellington : The Commission, (1988), v.2, p.155-186

Heuer, B. N. (1969) ‘Maori women in traditional family and tribal life’, The Journal of the Polynesian Society, 78(4), pp. 448-494.

Māori Myths and Legends

Reed, A. W. (1999) Maori myths and legendary tales, 4th edn., New Zeland: New Holland Publishers.

Grace, W.  Kupe and the Giant Wheke, Available at: (Accessed: 8 Jan 2019).

Grace, W.  How Māui slowed the sun, Available at: (Accessed: 24 August 2019).

Māori Carving

Davidson, J. (1984) The prehistory of New Zealand, New Zealand: Longman Paul Limited.

Firth, R. W. (1925) ‘The Maori carver’, The Journal Of The Polynesian Society, 34(136), pp. 277-291.

Fugill, C (2016) Te toki me te whao, New Zealand: Oratia Books.

John Te Piki Kotuku Bennett, A. (2007) Marae: a whakapapa of the Maori marae, New Zealand: University of Canterbury.

Moko Mead, H. (2017) Te toi whakairo: the art of Maori carving, 3rd edn., New Zealand: Oratia Media.

Māori Weaving

(1919) ‘New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax)’, Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), 1919(4), pp. 169-177.

Brooker, S. G., Cambie, R. C., Cooper, R. C. (1989) ‘Economic native plants of New Zealand’, Economic Botany, 43(1), pp. 79-106.

Cruthers, N., Carr, D., Laing, R. (2009) ‘The New Zealand flax fibre industry’, Textile History, 40(1), pp. 103-111.

Evans, M. (2005) The art of Māori weaving: the eternal thread/te aho mutunga kore, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.

Huia Publishing (2015) Māori weaving: the art of creating Māori textiles, New Zealand: Huia Publishers.

Mckendry, L. (2017) ‘Māori kakahu (cloak) fragments from Piha: Whakaari Pā’, Records Of The Auckland Musuem, 52, pp. 59-70.

Nancy Swarbrick, ‘Flax and flax working’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 July 2019)

Paama-Pengelly, J. (2010) Māori art and design, New Zealand: New Holland Publishers.

Puketapu-Hetet, E. (1989) Māori weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet, New Zealand: Pitman.

Tā Moko

Graham, P (1994) Maori moko or tattoo, New Zealand: Bush Press Communications Ltd.

Majoribanks, A. (1973) Travels in New Zealand, New Zealand: Capper Press

Paama-Pengelly, J (2010) Maori art and design: weaving, painting, carving and architecture, New Zealand: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd.

Rawinia Higgins, ‘Tā moko – Māori tattooing’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 November 2019)

Robley, H. G. (2012) Maori tattooing, New Zealand: Courier Corporation.

Simmons, D. R. (1997) Ta moko: the art of Maori tattoo, New Zealand: Raupo Publishing (Nz) Ltd.

Te Awekotuku, N (2011) Mau moko: the world of Māori tattoo, New Zealans: Penguin Group (NZ).

Barnet Burns

A. E. Korver. ‘Burns, Barnet’, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990. Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27th November 2019)

Bentley, T. (1999) Pakeha Maori: the extraordinary story of the Europeans who lived as Maori in early New Zealand, New Zealand: Penguin Group (NZ).

Bentley, T. (2019) Pakeha slaves, Maori masters, New Zealand: New Holland Publishers.

Burns, B. (1842) A brief narrative of a New Zealand chief. Google Books [Online]. Available at: (Accessed: 1st December 2019).

Taonga Pūoro (Māori Musical Instruments)

Best, E. (2005) Games and pastimes of the Maori, New Zealand: Te Papa Press.

Brian Flintoff, ‘Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 January 2020)

Flintoff, B. (2004) Taonga pūoro: singing treasures (the musical instruments of the Māori), New Zealand: Craig Potton Publishing.

Nunns, R., Thomas, A. (2014) Te ara puoro: a journey into the world of Maori music, New Zealand: Craig Potton Publishing.