Foreword to the 2016 edition 7Foreword to the 1961 edition 9Hints on pronunciation 12Key words in Maori place names 13Maori place names 15Appendix: European place names 147MapsTe Ika-a-Maui (North Island) inside front coverTe Waipounamu (South Island) inside back cover
A.W. Reed (19081979) was one of New Zealands most influential writers and publishers. He helped build A.H. & A.W. Reed into the countrys leading publisher by the mid-twentieth century, and authored more than 200 books. His works on Maori mythology have served New Zealanders for several generations.