Te Ipu Aronui Library


If you are interested in reading more about the Māori creation pūrākau, or other Māori pūrākau, there are many published versions available in bookstores, public libraries and online. Here are some that you may wish to look up:


Grace, P. (1984). Wāhine toa: Women of Maori myth. Williams Collins Publishers Ltd.


Ihimaera, W. (2020). Navigating the stars: Māori creation myths. Penguin.


Ihimaera, W. & Hereaka, W. (Eds.). (2019). Pūrākau: Māori myths retold by Māori writers. Penguin Random House New Zealand. 



Reed, A.W. (2013). Favourite Māori legends (Rev. ed.). Oratia Media.


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