Peter Buck

(c. 1877—1951) anthropologist and physician

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(1877?–1951), one of the most distinguished of all Māori and New Zealand leaders, wrote three significant books on the history and life of Polynesian peoples. His anthropological learning was combined with remarkable personal gifts and accomplishments, wide experience and outstanding communication and literary skills, which place his writing outside merely academic literature.


From The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature in Oxford Reference.

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