Kamira Manuscripts

The Kamira Manuscripts are a series of 15 books (approximately 2,500 pages) written between 1902 and 1950 by Takou Kamira. They contain notes from wananga sessions as well as personal writings. They are completely in te reo and relate to ancient times prior to the arrival of Europeans to Aotearoa.

They are considered to be one of the most comprehensive collections of knowledge in the Tai Tokerau and comprise possibly the largest single collection of knowledge from one source, that spans the longest time frame.

Find out more about what work is being done on the manuscripts by reading Rob’s Blog.

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7 Responses to Kamira Manuscripts

  1. Alamein Peihopa_Smith says:

    Do you know where we can view these documents. i live in Western Australia and am coming home Jan 22nd 2015 and would love to view them.

    i am the great great grandson of haara kamira who married William John Smith

    regards Alamein

  2. Roi McCabe says:

    kia ora- I am related to the Baker whanau who lived at Punehu and there appears to be a connection with the Hardiman whanau. I am also related to the Munhalls and a mary anne Kahupo. Soly Waha rai was my cousin and we belong to the Omaha Marae at Leigh. Any knowledge of the afore mentioned Tupuna?

    • JANE HOTERE says:

      kia ora Roi,
      Josie Message, contact her 096205671. Mt Roskill, Auckland.
      she maybe able to help you? we are related to Uncle Sol Waharai.
      JANE HOTERE 02102831325.

  3. Michael Campbell says:

    Thank you Robyn.. I remember my dad Aterea Ted Campbell telling me about these Diaries. Bless you !!

  4. Hera Linter-Cole says:

    Nga mihi ki a koutou me nga mahi rangatira kua tutuki, he rawe.
    E miharo ana ahau ki te kite nga korero tahito i te rangatira Kamira i runga i te wahi nei. I te rapu ahau etahi korero e pa ana ki a Kupe. Naku i tarua etahi engari i te putanga mai, na te rahi pea o te tuhinga, i ngaro atu etahi o nga kupu mai i nga taha rua o te wharangi. Ka taea e koutou te whakatika, ka noho tika ai nga tuhinga?

    Ka haere tonu nga mihi Hera Linter-Cole

  5. Kim Campbell says:

    “Mahi tika ana, whanaunga!”
    -Pawarenga

  6. Margaret Ngaropo says:

    Wonderful stuff Rob!!!

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