​​Rongo Māori/Māori Information

We shelve our books according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system, this system covers all subjects located in the library. We add the first three letters of the authors surname or book title (if there is no author) to help distinguish between items with the same number. The number sequence is identical for all Māori collections; items are identified by a black & white koru on the spine label.

How to find material written in Māori using our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) 

An easy way to look for Māori material in the library is the computer catalogue (OPAC) by keyword. This usually means tips for searching the catalogue, where to find items on the shelf and any key resources. 

1. At the Catalogue screen (OPAC) type in Māori language.
2. This will take you to a screen with a list of material relating to the Māori language.
3. To find out where items are located, press show details.
4. This will take you to a screen with a list of copy and holding information
5. To find out where items are located within the library, follow the instructions on the screen

Kaupapa Māori/Māori Subjects

However where Māori topics are covered in two or more areas of collection, subject guides help direct you to subjects that are similar; for assistance please ask a librarian.

Mahi Toi/Arts

Art/ artists  704.03994 - 709.011
Architecture  725.8042
Carved Meeting Houses  726.9
Carving  731.4
Flax weaving  746.42
Modern Artists  759.993

Tikanga a Iwi-Culture/Social Sciences

Ethnic identity  305.8994
Customs (marae visits)  390.09931
Tattoos  391.65
Death  393.09931
Treaty issues  323.11994
Land (public ownership)  331
Raupatu Document Bank  346.0432
Legal aspects  346.872
Economics-customary fishing  333.95616
Law  342.0872
Fishing (including claims)  639.2
Health (public)  362.1 
Medicinal plants  581.634
Health  613


History    993.1 – 1004
Pre-European   993.101
Regional Histories  993 – 993.96

Page reviewed: 26 Jan 2016 3:53pm