Saturday, 9 May 2015

New Zealand Maori

New Zealand Maori.
         Asami here: - Allan has requested a special index page for posts about or relating to the Maori people of New Zealand. This is a very vast and complex area of study so I've decided to lay the page out in a series of sub-indexes with a table of context at the top.

Index / Contents

                 Maori - Traditional History.
                              Creation Stories.
                              Coming of Maori to Aotearoa (New Zealand.)
                              First Meetings with Europeans.
                              The Treaty of Waitangi.

                 Maori - Heritage.
                              Maori Cultural Heritage.
                              Matariki - Maori New Year.
                              Maori Legends.

                 Famous Maori on Stamps.   (On separate page.)
                              Famous Maori on Stamps.
                              Maori Artists - Artwork on Stamps.

                       Definitive Stamps with Maori Themes.   (On separate page.)

                 A Complete Index of Maori Themed Stamps.
                                                 (A future project still to be published.)

                The Moriori People.
                              Moriori History & Culture.


Maori History (Creation Stories)       
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Kupe.
          1997  Millennium Series I - Discoverers.
                    
80c - Kupe. Summary of the stories of Maui and Kupe.
          Kupe and the Coming of Maori to Aotearoa.
                    A story about a great man, a great waka and great taniwha.

Maui.
          1994  Maori Myths & Legends.
                    2 Stories - 45c - Maui's Fish; $1.00 - Maui Attacks Tuna.
          1997  Millennium Series I - Discoverers.
                    $1.00 - Maui. Summary of the stories of Maui and Kupe.

                             $1.00 - Maui.
                    A brief account of Maui's capturing of the sun.
          2018  Maui and the Fish. 
                   This issue of six stamps tells the story of Maui fishing up Aotearoa.

Tane.
                    The parting of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) and Ranginui (Sky Father).
          1990  Heritage Set 6 - The Maori People.
                    40c - The Legend of Rangi and Papa. 
          1994  Maori Myths & Legends.
                    $1.20 - Tane Separates Rangi (Sky) and Papa (Earth).
          Matariki - Maori New Year.  2008 Matariki 
                    50c Ranginui - God of the Sky, $1.00 Papatūānuku - Earth Mother.
          2010  Shanghai World Expo.
                    $1.80 - Tāne and Pan Gu. Comparing Chinese and New Zealand Maori culture.


Maori History (Coming of Maori to Aotearoa (New Zealand.).        
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1906  Christchurch Exhibition.
                   ½d - Arrival of the Arawa Canoe. 

1940 Centennials.
         1940 Centennial Pictorials.
                   ½d - Landing of Maori in New Zealand.

1989  Heritage Set 2 - The People.
         1989 Heritage Set 2 - The People.
                  $1.30 - The Maori people come to New Zealand.

1990  Heritage Set 4 - The Ships.
         1990  Heritage Set 4 - The Ships.
                  40c - Early Polynesian Double-Hulled Canoe.

1997  Millennium Series I - Discoverers.
         1997  Millennium Series I - Discoverers.
                  80c & $1.00 - The stories of Maui & Kupe.

1998  Millennium Series II - A New Beginning.
         1998  Millennium Series II - A New Beginning.
                  40c - Maori - The First Settlers.



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1935 Pictorials.
        1935 Pictorials.
                   2/- Landing of Captain Cook at Poverty Bay (Gisborne).

1940 Centennials.
        1940 Centennial Pictorials.
                  1d - Captain Cook;  2d Abel Tasman;  3d Landing of Settlers at Petone.
                         (These three stamps show or refer to early contact with Europeans)

1955 - Stamp Centenary.
        1955 Stamp Centenary.
                  2d. Maori Mail Runner.

1964 Christmas.
        Christmas Stamps - Part One.
                  2½d Arrival of 1st Missionaries at Rangihoua Pa, Bay of Islands.

1968 First Bible in Maori.
         1968  Centenary Maori Bible.
                  100th anniversary of the first printing of the Bible in the Maori language.

1980 Rangatira - Maori Leaders.
          1980 Definitives - Maori Leaders.
                   Five Leaders whose work made a difference for their people.

1989 Heritage Set 2 - The People.
         1989 Heritage Set 2 - The People.
                    $1.30 - The Maori in New Zealand.

1997  Christmas Issue. 
         Christmas Stamps - Part Two.
                   Samuel Marsden and the first missionaries arrive in New Zealand.

2008 - 150th Anniversary of Kingitanga / Maori King Movement.
                  Celebrating the Maori King movement.

2012 - A Tiki Tour of New Zealand No. 2
          2012 - A Tiki Tour of New Zealand No.2.
                    One stamp shows the Treaty of Waitangi.


Maori History (The Treaty of Waitangi)       

1940  Centennials.
                  2½d -  100years since Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

1974  New Zealand Day.
          1974 New Zealand Day.       
                 The name changes between Waitangi Day & New Zealand Day.

1978  Anniversaries.
          1978 Anniversaries.
               The 20c stamp shows an aerial view of the Bay of Islands with Paihia and Waitangi in the foreground.

1990  150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi
                 A miniature sheet, containing 2 stamps, depicting the signing of the Treaty.

2015  175th Anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi.
                 A large gummed stamp set in a miniature sheet.

2015  175 Anniversary of the Penny Black. 
         2015  Happy Birthday! Penny Black!
                Anniversary of the first stamp - a trip through stamp anniversaries of New Zealand. 
        
2017  He Tohu Permanent Exhibition.
        2017  He Tohu.
                 Three iconic constitutional documents that shaped New Zealand.


1906  Christchurch Exhibition.
        1906  Christchurch Exhibition.
                    1d - Maori Canoe Carving.

1987  Fibre Arts.
        1987 Fibre Arts.
                   A post of four stamps featuring traditional and modern Maori weaving.  

1988 Rafter Paintings.
         1988 Rafter Paintings - Kowhaiwhai.
                    A four-stamp post showing more traditional forms of Kowhaiwhai.

1990 Heritage Set 6 - The Tangata Whenua (The Maori People)
         1990  Heritage Set 6 - The Maori People.
                   Maori culture is shown through story-telling, craft-work, and song or dance.

1995  Maori Language (te reo Maori).
         1995 Maori Language. 
                   Six stamps displaying aspects of Maori language. Six maxi cards, one representing each stamp.

1996  Maori Craft  (Toi)
         1996 Maori Crafts.
                 Six stamps featuring traditional Maori crafts with a modern design.

2006  Kapa Haka - Maori Performing Arts. (Withdrawn Before Issue.)
        2006 Kapa Haka.
                This issue was withdrawn after complaints from various Maori groups.

2008 - 150th Anniversary of Kingitanga / Maori King Movement.
                  Celebrating the Maori King movement.

2010 Maori Culture vs Chinese Culture.
         2010  Shanghai World Expo.
                   An issue comparing Chinese and New Zealand Maori culture.

2011  Kapa Haka.
         2011  Kapa Haka.
                   Kapa Hake - Traditional Maori performing arts.

2012 Maori Waka (Canoe).
         2012  Great Voyages of New Zealand.
                  $1.40 shows a large waka crossing Cook Strait with passengers and trade goods.

2017 - Te Reo Maori - Maori Language.
                   Changing te roe Maori (Maori Language) to meet a changing, modern world.

Extra: - Many of the Matariki stamp issues deal with aspects of Maori Culture (See below).
            - Some of the larger definitive issues had stamps featuring Maori Themes including Maori Culture. 
                           (Follow the link in our contents above to a separate page.)




2007 Southern Skies.   
          2007 Southern Skies.
                    The stamp that inspired all the Matariki issues.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    $1.00 The star cluster the Pleiades, known by the Maori as Matariki.

2008 Matariki - Maori Culture.
          2008 Matariki - Maori Culture.
                   The relationship between the spiritual and physical worlds for Maori.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                   Our complete Matariki collection.

2009  Matariki - Heitiki.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                   Our complete Matariki collection.
          Heitiki
                    A complete set of all New Zealand stamps featuring the Heitiki.
          2010  Shanghai World Expo.
                    Comparing Maori Heitiki with Chinese Cong.
          Pania of the Reef.
                    The tragic love-story of the sea maiden Pania of the Reef. (Wearing heitiki)

2010  Matariki - Manu Takutuku (Maori Kites).
          2010 Matariki - Maori Kites.
                    Four traditional Maori kite designs.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    Our complete Matariki collection.

2011  Matariki - Hei Matau (Fish Hooks).
          2011 Matariki - Maori Fish Hooks.
                   Six designs of traditional Maori Fish Hooks.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                   Our complete Matariki collection.

2012  Matariki - Maori Rock Art.
          2012 Matariki - Maori Rock Art.
                    Six examples of Maori Rock Art.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    Our complete Matariki collection.

2013  Matariki - The Koru.
          2013 Matariki - Koru.
                    Our post on this issue.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    Our complete Matariki collection.
          2013 New Zealand Native Ferns
                    NZ native ferns including good examples of the koru of each fern.
         2015 75th Anniversary of Air New Zealand.
                    The airline that made the koru a world-famous New Zealand icon.
        
2014  Matariki - Papatuanuku and Ranginui.
                    My post on these paintings by six accomplished New Zealand artists.
          Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    Our complete Matariki collection.
          1990  Heritage Set 6 - The Maori People.
                    The 40c stamp shows a view of Tāne separating his parents. 
          Matariki - Maori New Year.  2008 Matariki 
                    50c Ranginui - God of the Sky, $1.00 Papatūānuku - Earth Mother.
          2010  Shanghai World Expo.
                    $1.80 - Tāne and Pan Gu. Comparing Chinese and New Zealand Maori culture.

2015  Matariki - Kowhaiwhai.
         2015 Matariki - Kowhaiwhai.
                    Our post on this issue of six Kowhaiwhai designs.
         Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    Our complete Matariki collection.
         1988 Maori Rafter Paintings - Kowhaiwhai.
                    An earlier stamp issue featuring this unique Maori art.
         1996 Maori Rafter Frama Stamps.
                   The background paper featured a kowhaiwhai design.

2016 Matariki - Kete.
         2016 Matariki - Kete.
                    Six stamps showing contemporary wearing of Kete (baskets)
         Matariki - Maori New Year.
                    Our complete Matariki collection.


 2017 Matariki
          2017 Matariki 
                    The stories behind Matariki. (Not an official Matariki issue.)
          2007 Southern Skies.
                    The stamp that inspired all the Matariki issues.
          2008 Matariki - Maori Culture.
                   The relationship between the spiritual and physical worlds for Maori.
                    Links to this issue can be found at the head of our Matariki collection.


       Maori Legends.
Maori Spiritual Culture.
          2008 Matariki - Maori Culture.
                    The relationships between the spiritual and physical worlds for Maori. 

Araiteuru - North Island Sea Guardian.
          2000 - Tales of Two Taniwha.
                    Two Taniwha sea guardians, 40 - Araiteuru and $1.80 - Tuhirangi.
          Kupe and the Coming of Maori to Aotearoa.
                    A story about a great man, a great waka and great taniwha.
          2000/2012 The Year of the Dragon.
                    Tuhirangi appears on one of the stamps from the 2000 issue.
          Chinese New Year.
                    This stamp also appears under the 2000 Year of the Dragon.

Hinemoa.
         The Legend of Hinemoa.
                    Rotorua's famous romance story of forbidden love.
         1996  Centenary of New Zealand Cinema. 
                    One stamps show a promotional image for the Movie 'Hinemoa.'

How The Kiwi Lost His Wings.
         How the Kiwi Lost his Wings.
                   This story told using various stamps as illustrations. 

Kupe.
          1997  Millennium Series I - Discoverers.
                    80c - Kupe. Summary of the stories of Maui and Kupe.

          Kupe and the Coming of Maori to Aotearoa.
                    A story about a great man, a great waka and great taniwha.

Kurangaituku.
          Kurangaituku - The Bird Woman.
                   Hatupatu and Kurangaituku - The Bird Woman.

Maui.
          1994  Maori Myths & Legends.
                    2 Stories - 45c - Maui's Fish; 

                                    - $1.00 - Maui Attacks Tuna.
                                (See also Maui and the Fish below.)
          1997  Millennium Series I - Discoverers.
                    $1.00 - Maui. Summary of the stories of Maui and Kupe.
                    A brief account of Maui's capturing of the sun.

Maui and the Fish.
         2018  Maui and the Fish. 
                   This issue of six stamps tells the story of Maui fishing up Aotearoa.
         1994  Maori Myths & Legends.                    
                   45c - Maui's Fish.

Matakauri & Matua.
          1994  Maori Myths & Legends.
                   $1.50 - Matakauri Slays the Giant of Wakatipu.

Matariki.
         2017 Matariki 
                    The stories behind Matariki. (Not an official Matariki issue.)

Panenehu and Koura.
                    $1.80 - Panenehu Shows Koura (Crayfish) to Tangaroa.

Pania of the Reef.
          Pania of the Reef.
                     The tragic love-story of the sea maiden Pania of the Reef.
          1958 Hawke's Bay Centennial. 
                     First appearance of this statue and story.
          1998 Town Icons - Napier, NZ.
                     The Pania statue as an icon of Napier. 
          2009 - A Tiki Tour of New Zealand No.1
                     This statue is shown on one of these stamps.


Rona and Marama (Moon)
          1994  Maori Myths & Legends.
                    80c - Rona Snatched By Marama (Moon).

Tāne - Papatuanuku and Ranginui.
                    The parting of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) and Ranginui (Sky Father).
          1990  Heritage Set 6 - The Maori People.
                    40c stamp shows a view of Tāne separating his parents. 
          1994  Maori Myths & Legends.
                    Another view of Tāne separating his parents.
          2008 Matariki - Maori Culture.
                    50c Ranginui - God of the Sky, $1.00 Papatūānuku - Earth Mother.
          2010  Shanghai World Expo.
                    $1.80 - Tāne and Pan Gu. Comparing Chinese and New Zealand culture.
          2017  Matariki.
                   The relationship between this story and Matariki.

Tuhirangi - South Island Sea Guardian.
          2000 - Tales of Two Taniwha.
                    Two Taniwha sea guardians, 40 - Araiteuru and $1.80 - Tuhirangi.
          Kupe and the Coming of Maori to Aotearoa.
                    A story about a great man, a great waka and great taniwha.
          2000/2012 The Year of the Dragon.
                    Tuhirangi appears on one of the stamps from the 2000 issue.
          Chinese New Year.
                    This stamp also appears under the 2000 Year of the Dragon.

Volcanic Taniwha Sisters.
          2000  The Volcanic Taniwha Sisters.
                    The bringing of volcanic fire to Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Wairaka
                    Took up a tapu paddle and saved the women in a drifting canoe.
                                  $1.50 - Wairaka at Sunset, Whakatane.
          1998   The Statue of Wairaka.
                    The story of how Wairake saves the Mataatua Waka and the women.
    


 History & Culture.
           The Chatham Islands.
                     All the Chatham Island stamps brought together under one post.

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4 comments:

  1. I've just discovered this page Anne / Allan.
    I see here an alive and growing resource. Will be my guide for this blog too.
    Moa

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    1. Thank you.
      Normally we don't encourage comments on index pages.
      I've been following your conversations with Allan.
      Anne

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    2. Good evening Anne.
      I have begun reading your blog too.
      Form here on I'll place my comments under each post.
      Moa

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  2. Oh wow! Look at this page. What a resource for postage stamps on things Maori.
    Trina

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