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A.W. Reed

(1908—1979)

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Aboriginal narratives

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Narrative means both the story-telling styles in which a sequence of events may be presented, and the form of artistic expression distinct from, say, analysis or exposition....

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A.H. & A.W. Reed

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Was a leading New Zealand publisher from 1932, when it published its first major title, to 1983, when it was bought by an international company. While other local firms combined ...

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A.H. Reed

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(1875–1975),

was founder of the publishing house that became A. H. and A. W. Reed and in later life a prolific author and assiduous book collector. Born in England, he ...

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dictionaries

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The origins of the English dictionary are found in the late 16th cent. when people became aware of the two levels of English (‘learned’, ‘literary’, ‘inkhorn’, distinct from ‘spoken’,...

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John White

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1826–91), novelist and collector/ author of one of the largest works on Māori literary and historical traditions, grew up in Hokianga where he learned the language of his Māori neighbours...

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Māori myths and legends retold in English

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Make up a diverse but little developed literature. There are books for scholars and general readers, and especially for the young. There is also a journal literature, of scholarly...

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Māori sayings

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Constitute a highly significant genre in the oral literature. They are revered by Māori as wisdom inherited from the gods and ancestors, and as a means of preserving and passing ...

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Waikato

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‘is used indifferently as the name of a river, a confederation of Māori tribes, and the country inhabited by them’, as John Gorst wrote in The Maori King (1864). Gorst ...

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