1. The Fatherland Irihia. Migration from there to Tawhiti-roa. The Uruao canoe. Was Tama-rereti identical with Hawaii-loa? Ancient Indian vessels; 2. The migration to Tawhiti-nui. Te Irapanga-nui sails across the North Pacific to Oahu. Migration to Tahiti; 3. The discovery of New Zealand by Kupe as related by Te Matorohanga; 4. The Tangata-whenua of New Zealand; 5. The migration of Toi-te-huatahi to New Zealand; 6. The coming of Manaia to New Zealand; 7. Kāhu goes to the Chatham Islands. Te Uru-o-Manono. The canoes of the migration from Hawaiki. Kāhu-koka returns to Hawaiki; 8. Doings in Tahiti shortly before the fleet left for New Zealand, circa, 1350; 9. The coming of 'Takitimu' canoe to New Zealand; 10. The coming of 'Takitimu' canoe to New Zealand continued; 11. The reason why details of the other canoes are not here given. Of Toi-te-hautahi. 'Tainui' and 'Te Arawa' canoes. The Migration of Tara-pounamu. The Ngati-Awa tribe; 12. Turanga-i-mua and Tane-roa. Ngati-Awa migrate to the West Coast. Ngati-Mamoe migrate to the South Island; 13. The expedition of Turanga-i-mua to the North; 14. The heavenly Whare-wānanga. The Whare-kura at O-akura. Tama-ahua and Raumati. The burning of 'Te Arawa' canoe. Tara, of Ngai-Tara and Timuaki; Index.
This account of Maori traditions, dictated by elders in the 1850s, was published with an English translation in 1913–15.