By Murdoch Riley
(B096) ISBN 9780854670963
BOOK TYPE: Paperback (Perfect bind)
DIMENSIONS: 118mm X 165mm
Guide to the place names and the background history is given about hundreds of South Island towns and landmarks. Both English and Māori place names are explained. The English first called the island Middle Island or New Munster. The Māori called the island by various names. Perhaps the best known is "Te waka o Māui" - "The canoe of Māui" referring to the legend that the man-god Māui fished up the North Island of this country from a spot near where the town of Kaikoura stands today.