Te Rangi Hiroa

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Te Rangi Hiroa


(English name Peter Henry Buck). Born Aug. 15, 1880, in Urenui, New Zealand; died Dec. 1, 1951, in Honolulu, Hawaii. New Zealand scholar and public figure. A leader of the national Maori movement.

Te Rangi Hiroa joined the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, in Honolulu, in 1927 as a research worker in ethnology and became the museum’s director in 1936. He published several works dealing with the history, sociology, ethnography, and archaeology of Polynesia.


An Introduction to Polynesian Anthropology. Honolulu, 1945.
The Coming of the Maori. Wellington, 1949.
Explorers of the Pacific. Honolulu, 1953.
In Russian translation:
Moreplavatelisolnechnogo voskhoda. Moscow, 1959.
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