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Matariki: The Star of the Year -

Matariki: The Star of the Year



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In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include: What is Matariki? Why did Maori observe Matariki? How did Maori traditionally celebrate Matariki?When and how should Matariki be celebrated? Based on research and interviews with Maori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in our modern society.

Product code: 9781775503255

ISBN 9781775503255
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) 229X152
No. Of Pages 118
Publisher Huia Publishers
On Sale Date 08/05/2017
Rangi Matamua is well recognised for engaging the public in Matariki and M?ori astronomy. He has given more than 100 public lectures, created the mini series 'Beyond Matariki', and has a large following on his Facebook page Living by The Stars with Professor Rangi Matamua.

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Sue - Paper Plus Masterton - June 2021

Expert research and astronomy from professional lecturer explaining what Matariki is, why Maori observe this and traditional celebrations.