Absolutely beautiful book by Murdoch Riley.
Gorgeous colour art illustrations by Keulemans.
Myths and traditions, some coming from legendary Hawaiki.
The spriitual significance to the Maori of various birds; their economic value for their flesh, feathers, oil, bones and skins, and the rituals necessary to capture them.
The ability of certain birds to predict future happenings is yet another fascinating subject covered in this book. 216 pages.