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George Grey's Polynesian mythology

George Grey's compilation of Māori traditions, Polynesian mythology (1855), was viewed by many in the same light as Buller's Birds, as an authoritative account of a way of life before it passed away. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Sir George Grey, Polynesian mythology and ancient traditional history of the New Zealand race, as furnished by their priests and chiefs. London: John Murray, 1855 (B-K-1071-TITLE; B-K-1071-FRONTIS)

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/43297/george-greys-polynesian-mythology (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014