Preface; 1. Primitive religion and mythology. Aryans and Polynesians; 2. Maori cosmogony and mythology; 3. Religious rites of the Maori; 4. Religious rites of the Maori; 5. The Maori chief of olden time; 6. Claiming and naming land; 7. The Maori land tenure; Appendix: terms of Maori relationship; Explanation of some Maori words occuring in following pages; Karakia Maori.
This 1882 publication on Maori belief was compiled from texts written or dictated by Maori and translated by Edward Shortland.