- Early Collectors and Publications, Colenso, Tregar and White
William Colenso. Ancient Tide-Lore and Tales of the Sea, from the Two Ends of the World; Also, Some Highly Curious Ancient and Legendary Little-Known East Coast Maori Stories. Napier: Printed by R. C. Harding, 1889.
Edward Tregear. The Aryan Maori. Wellington: George Didsbury, 1885.
John White. The Ancient History of the Maori, His Mythology and Traditions. Wellington: George Didsbury, 1887. Six volumes, volume two displayed.