Traditions And Superstitions Of The New Zealanders; With Illustrations Of Their Manners And Customs by Edward ShortlandTraditions And Superstitions Of The New Zealanders; With Illustrations Of Their Manners And Customs by Edward Shortland

Traditions And Superstitions Of The New Zealanders; With Illustrations Of Their Manners And Customs

byEdward Shortland

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1856. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. A NEW ZEALANDEK'S WHI.--DESCENT OF LAND TO HALES IN PREFERENCE TO FEMALES. TITLES TO LAND -- BY INHERITANCE--BY CONQUEST.--CLASSIFICATION OF LANDS ACCORDING TO TITLES OF CLAIMANTS. PROPENSITY OF NATIVES TO SELL LAND TO WHICH THEY HAVE BAD TITLES.--OBSERVATIONS ON THE PURCHASE OF LAND FROM NATIVES. "A Certain man had a male child born to him; then another male child; and then a third male child. He also had daughters. At last the father of this family being at the point of death, the sons and daughters and all his relations assembled to hear his last words, and to see him die; and the sons said to their father, 'Let thy mouth speak, 0 father, that we may hear your will; for you have not long to live.' Then the old man turned towards his own younger brothers and spoke thus: 'Hereafter, 0 my brothers, be kind to my children. My cultivations are for my sons. Such or such a piece of land is for such or such a nephew. My eel-weirs, my potato gardens, my potatoes, my pigs, my male slaves, and my female slaves, are all for my sons only. My wives are for my younger brother. "Such is the disposition of a man's property: it relates only to the male children. The custom as to the female children is not to give them any land: for their father bears in mind that they will not abide on the land. They may marry husbands belonging to another tribe not at all connected with their parents' family: therefore no portion of land is given to them. Not so the male children: they stand fast always on the land: they do not remove to a distance with the intention of never returning home again. "The sons marry wives, and beget children, and they leave their lands for their male offspring. In case they are attacked by another tribe, and none of the family escape, the l...
Title:Traditions And Superstitions Of The New Zealanders; With Illustrations Of Their Manners And CustomsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217298524

ISBN - 13:9780217298520

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