Ngā Pao me ngā Pakiwaitara a te Iwi Māori : Song and story of the Māori. 1950-09-17.

Loading the player...

Tono kōrero mai

Ngā Pao me ngā Pakiwaitara a te Iwi Māori : Song and Story of the Māori.
Short Wave Radio Broadcast.

Introduced by Ulric Williams, kaumātua of the Tūwharetoa tribe sing "old" waiata recorded at Waihī Pā, Tokaanu. Mr Pei Te Hurinui Jones introduces three ancient Māori waiata known as a maemae (song of grief), oriori (love song or lullaby) and one that describes a tribal incident. The first waiata is a Tūwharetoa mōteatea composed by Te Kāhui for Te Heuheu Tūkino, paramount chief of the Taupo district, circa 1830. Mr Pei Te Hurinui Jones introduces the mamae or death chant which was composed on the death of a famous Ngāti Raukawa chief named Wahineiti.

The mamae or death chant is sung. Next, Pei Te Hurinui Jones introduces a song of grief composed by Kuikui, the wife of Matuahu, famous Chief of the Rotoaira area when he took another wife, named Parerohe. A waiata introduced by Alfred Grace; composed by Ngāti Tūrangi, hapū of Ngāti Tūwharetoa; written when their lands, near the Tongariro River, were being claimed by other hapū. The claim however was abandoned and peace was made when the song was heard. Outro to programme by Ulric Williams.

Favourite item:

Request information

Year 1950

Reference number 55716

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Shortwave radio broadcasts
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Jones, Pei Te Hurinui (b.1898, d.1976), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Grace, Alfred, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Tuwharetoa, Ngati, Performer
Williams, Ulric, 1910-2008, Presenter

Duration 00:09:00

Date 17 Sep 1950

We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.

Whakamahia ai mātou ngā pihikete ki te rapu māramatanga ki te āhua o tō whakamahi i tēnei paetukutuku, ki te whakapai hoki i tō whai wāhi mai. Ki te rapu kōrero anō pānuitia te kaupapahere tūmataiti.