New te ao and te reo Māori collections
Posted on 09 January 2020 by Admin
In our December Newsletter to our content partners, we announced a range of new partners and collections to DigitalNZ. In amongst these, we particularly wanted to highlight three exciting new collections full of material in te reo Māori and related to te ao Māori.
Bishop Selwyn Collection of Early Māori Documents (University of Waikato)
Written between 1842 and 1872, this collection of letters between New Zealand's first Anglican Bishop and correspondents from around Aotearoa features some of the earliest documents written in te reo. The digitised collection includes 186 individual letters, with records including a copy of the original document as well as a digital transcription and translation into English.
Te Ipukarea Research Institute
The main focus of Te Ipukarea's research is Māori language, culture and knowledge. Their work includes Te Whare o Rongomaurikura, the Centre for Language Revitalisation which reflects their commitment to Indigenous and endangered language revitalisation, beginning with te reo Māori. Their collection on DigitalNZ features videos from their YouTube channel, which range from Kapa Haka performances to lectures and interviews.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is conducting research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. The centre's research is underpinned by its vision of Māori leading New Zealand into the future and it is focused on realising the creative potential of Māori communities and bringing positive change and transformation to the nation, and the wider world. Their MAI Journal collection features a large selection of multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles and research, whilst their Media Centre collection features a wide range of videos including conference presentations, lectures and interviews.
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