Hawthorn, Harry Bertram, 1910-. The Maori: a study in acculturation

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Chapter I. The Maori

1. As Captain Cook Found Them

2. Brief History

The Explorers And Traders

The Missionaries

Annexation, Settlement And Conflict


3. The Main Changes In Maori Culture

Chapter Ii. Life In A Typical Village

1. The Setting

2. The Community

Specialized Educational Agencies

Conflict And Justice

The Church

The Village At Play

3. Integration With National Economics And Politics

Political Representation

Chapter Iii. The People

1. Some Of The Inhabitants

2. Family And Other Relationships

3. Government In The Family

4. The Position Of Women

5. Marriage And Its Preliminaries

Chapter Iv. The Farmer And Fisherman

1. Gardening

Who Does The Work

Garden Sites

Distribution And Storage Of The Crop

Gardening Techniques And Science

Education In Gardening Matters

2. Fishing

Who Does The Work

Division And Use Of The Catch

Tastes And Preferences

Fishing Methods And Gear

Scientific Basis Of Fishing

Children's Participation And Education

3. Dairying

Daily And Seasonal Routine

Authority And Organization Of Labor

Methods And Equipment

New And Specialized Knowledge Needed For Dairying

Education In Dairying

Chapter V. Keeping House

1. The House And Its Comforts

2. The Daily Routine

3. Household Tasks

The Kitchen

Sickness And Its Treatment

Washing And Cleaning



Keeping The Fire Alight

Flower Gardens

4. Standard Of Living

Cash Income

Local Food Supplies


Savings And Debt


Chapter Vi. Social Planning And The Maori Village

1. Economic Planning

2. The Health Programs 2

3. The Role Of The Village School

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Title: The Maori: a study in acculturation

Published By: [Menasha, Wis.]: American Anthropological Association, [1944]. 130 p.

By line: H.B. Hawthorn

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Maori (OZ04)

Subjects: Acculturation and culture contact (177); Family relationships (593); Fishing (226); Vegetable production (244); Dairying (234); Diet (262); Basis of marriage (581); Food preparation (252); Education system (871);

Abstract: This document describes the social organization and economy of an isolated Maori village in northern New Zealand which is part of the Ngatikahu tribe or sub-tribe. The author's main interest is in the changes that have occurred and in the problems of assimilation into the European-New Zealand culture. He discusses the breakdown of larger social units (e.g., the whanau) and the increasing emphasis on the individual family unit which has coincided with the introduction of dairying. Also discussed are the changes in gardening and fishing techniques and organization. Examples from individual case histories are quoted throughout.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: oz04-006

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Issued as v. 46, no. 2, pt. 2 (supplement) of the American anthropologist. Part of this study was presented as a doctoral dissertation at Yale University. cf. Foreword.

Field Date: 1936-1938

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens ; 1963: John Beierle; 2007

Coverage Date: 1900-1939

Coverage Place: Kahukkura Village, New Zealand

LCSH: Maori (New Zealand people)


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