Onslow College Library

Maori -Traditional  Uses of Native Plants

 

        

Information can be found in books:                                                    Return to Library Page
        Plants - 580s


        Maori - Use the catalogue and search by subject eg. Maori - Arts, Maori - Care and Health,
                     Maori - Cookery, Maori - Fibre Arts, Maori - Implements, Maori - Wood carving  etc.

Maori used plants for:

(This list came from the DoC Website: http://www.doc.govt.nz/Community/001~For-Schools/003~Field-Trips/004~Waikato/Ruakuri-Caves-and-Bush-Scenic-Reserve/017~Social-Studies-Traditional-Maori-Uses-of-Native-Plants-(.asp)

 

Most Useful Site for Those Who Don't Mind Reading!:

http://peopleplants.landcareresearch.co.nz/WebForms/default.aspx
    To search this database, enter your search term eg totara.  A list of pages will come up.  Look for a title with 'main reference' after it.

 

Other Useful Pages

Te Papa's Maori Medicine
http://www.selfheal.co.nz/herbs.html
    Brief information about each different plants.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/TheBush/UsesOfTheBush/RongoaMedicinalUseOfPlants/3/en
   New Zealand Encyclopedia - TeAra - this page and one more.
 

http://www.eske-style.co.nz/maori_plant_use.asp

http://www.rnzih.org.nz/pages/arthropodium.htm
   Significance of rengarenga to Maori

http://www.aoteamoana.co.nz/native/native.html

http://www.ace.net.au/darkmoon/treenz.htm
            Australian site about NZ

http://homepage.ihug.co.nz/~treeman007/nznat.html    
                                                                                                                                    
http://uruao.8k.com/rongoa%20plants.htm
    Site could be a bit dodgy - lots of spelling mistakes!

http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/teaohou/issue/Mao02TeA/c21.html
    Scroll down for flax medicine

http://www.aoteamoana.co.nz/tradition/kawakawa.htm
    Kawakawa as medicine



http://www.kawhia.maori.nz/12.html
   Lots of information - scroll to the bottom of the page and click the next page number.