Preface; 1. Of the various expeditions of the Wai-koto against the Nga-ti-awa and other southern tribes; 2. Rau-paraha; 3. Rau-paraha goes to Maunga-tautari to fetch the Nga-ti-raukawa tribe; 4. Rau-paraha and war-party go to the Wai-pounamu; 5. Rau-paraha and Rangi-hae-ata; 6. Maori wars; 7. Lands taken in war, and how given to tribes; 8. Attack on Pa at Kai-a-poi; 9. A Maori relic; 10. Wars of Rau-paraha on middle island natives; 11. Death of Europeans at Wai-rau; 12. Genealogy of Te-po; 13. Descendants of Rangi and Papa; 14. Genealogical table of Tiki-au-aha; 15. Offspring of Pae-rangi; 16. Genealogy of Rongo-whakaata.
Published 1887-90, this six-volume compilation of Maori oral literature, with English translations, contains traditions about deities, origins and warfare.