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The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music / Collection Highlights

Collection Highlights

Among the many noteworthy collections are:

Aotearoa - New Zealand:
1919-c1935: 21 hours of dubbed cylinder recordings of Māori waiata. National Museum
1953-1958: 60 hours of Māori waiata. Māori Purposes Fund Board, Wiremu T. Ngata.
1958-1979: 1283 Māori waiata . Mervyn McLean.
1969-1984: 190 tapes of Māori waiata & oral histories. Judith Binney.
1970-1979: 118 tapes of Māori waiata & oral histories. Anne Salmond.
1976: 70 hours of audio & video of the 2nd South Pacific Arts Festival. Mervyn McLean.

Cook Islands:
1967:  30 hours of music from Aitutaki & Mangaia. Mervyn McLean.
1985: Preliminary Study of the Music of Northern Cook Islands. Richard M. Moyle.
1988: Preliminary Study of the Music of Nga Pu Toru, Southern Cook Islands. Jenny M. Little.

Fiji:
1973-1976: 199 tapes of events and music. Chris Saumaiwai.
1986: 32 tapes of music. David Goldsworthy.

French Polynesia:
1985: 15 tapes of Music in Mangareva. Amy Stillman.
1985: 25 tapes of music in Tubuai. Amy Stillman.
1987-1988: 83 tapes of music in Tahiti. Amy Stillman.
1989: Music of the Southern Marquesas Islands. Jane Freeman Moulin.

Marshall Islands:
1988: 17 tapes of music of Marshall Islands, Lisa Lawson.

Niue:
1984: Preliminary Study of the Music of Niue. Richard M. Moyle.

Papua New Guinea:
1966:  30 hours of music from Usarufa, Eastern Highlands. Vida Chenoweth.
1988: 64 tapes of music from New Britain. Wolfgang Laade
1994-2000: 120 hours of Music of Takuu (Mortlock Islands). Richard M. Moyle.

Samoa:
1967-1968: 60 hours of music. Richard M. Moyle.

Solomon Islands:
1986-1994: 118 tapes of song & stories, Western Province.

Tokelau:
1967-1981: 87 tapes of songs & stories. Judith Huntsman.
1986: Survey of Music in Tokelau. Allan Thomas.

Tonga:
1974-1975: 90 hours of music. Richard M. Moyle.

Vanuatu:
1971-1977: 140 tapes of language recordings & music. Peter Crowe & James Gwero.
1990: Hgorofutuna: Music of West Futuna. Allan Thomas & Takaroga Kuautoga.

Polynesia:
1959-1978: comparative collection of Polynesian languages and dialects, Bruce Biggs.

 

 

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