The Moko Texts Collection
This corpus collects together Horatio Gordon Robley's Moko; or Maori Tattooing and contextual material relating to Ta Moko, mokamokai, Robley himself and his art. A bibliography provides further links to other online resources.
The edition of Moko; or Maori Tattooing that was digitised is Horace Edward Manners Fildes’ annotated copy which was of particular interest for a number of reasons: it contains a number of ‘letters’ from Robley to Fildes about the text and its content; it includes a hand-painted water-colour of a mokamokai by Robley; and for some of the images of people or mokamokai within the text where the caption gave no indication of who the people were within them, Fildes has provided a name.
Additional contextual resources, including Robley's memoirs, will be added to the corpus in the future.
- ‘A Curious Document’: Ta Moko as Evidence of Pre-European Textual Culture in New Zealand
- Robley — Soldier with a Pencil
- Mokomokai: Commercialization and Desacralization
- Moko; or Maori Tattooing
- Mokomokai: Preserving the Past
- Sir George Grey N.Z. Maori MS. 89
- Smoked Heads
- Robley: Te Ropere, 1840—1930
- A Bibliography of Online Resources for the "Moko; or Maori Tattooing" Project
- "Moko; or Maori Tattooing" Project: A Report on Consultation
- Policy Regarding Display of Images of Mokamokai