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Volume 1, 1868

Analysis

I. Physiological.

1. Individual.
1.

Colour.

2.

Height: shape.

3.

Physiognomy: head.

4.

Hair.

5.

Health: constitution: teeth.

6.

Sensorial faculties.

7.

Puberty: natural selection: number of children.

8.

Malformations: albinos.

9.

Diseases.

2. Social.
10.

Ordinary habits: of men: of women.

11.

Modes of obtaining subsistence:food plentiful.

(1).

Fishing.

(2).

Bird snaring, etc.

(3).

Cultivations.

(4).

Wild fruits and vegetable substances.

12.

Division of Labour.

13.

Architecture.

14.

Canoe-building.

15.

Manufactures—

(1).

Textile.

(2).

Implements of Agriculture and of War: tools and various vessels.

(3).

Stone Implements and Mechanical appliances.

16.

Ornaments: Musical Instruments: Carvings.

17.

Barter, etc.

18.

Ordinary Events—

(1).

Birth, etc.

(2).

Betrothal.

(3).

“Naming.”

(4).

Tattooing, etc.

(5).

Marriage.

(6).

Polygamy and Divorce.

(7).

Death: lamentations: burial.

(8).

Exhumation: cleaning of bones: desecration.

19.

Distinctions of Rank.

(1).

Free.

(2).

Slave.

20.

Property.

(1).

Private right.

(i).

Definite.

(ii).

Indefinite.

(iii).

Inheritance.

(iv).

Succession.

(v).

Usufructuary.

(vi).

Peculiar.

(2).

Common.

21.

Treatment of diseases: Surgery: Poisoning.

22.

Acquired habits.

23.

Drinks.

24.

Masticatories.

25.

Fondness for Children, and Pets.

26.

Games and Diversions.

II. Psychological.

27.

Intellectual and Moral faculties.

(1).

Intellectual.

(2).

Moral.

28.

Natural propensities.

(1).

Good.

(2).

Bad.

29.

Vices.

30.

Æsthetics.

31.

Acquirements.

32.

Germs of the principles of Mechanics.

33.

Colours.

34.

Courtesy and Etiquette.

35.

Sentiments and Feelings.

(1).

Sentiments.

(2).

Feelings.

36.

The Taboo (Tapu).

37.

Credulity: Dreams: Omens: Ghosts: Sorcery, etc.

38.

Religion.

39.

Death: the Reinga (hades).

– iv –
40.

The New Zealand a dialect of the Polynesian language.

41.

Its Grammar.

42.

Beauties.

43.

Arbitrary change of words.

44.

Proverbs and sayings: Fables.

45.

Poetry.

46.

Traditions: Legends: Myths.

47.

Oratory.

48.

Of Europeans speaking it.

49.

Its extent and connexions.

IV. Palæontological.

50.

Origin of the New Zealanders.

(1).

Are the present New Zealanders, Autochthones?

(2).

Were there Autochthones?

(3).

Did the Immigrants come from nearest land?

(4).

Whence came they?

(i).

Probable.

(ii).

Mythical (Sandwich Islands) considered.

(iii).

Ditto (Samoan Islands) considered.

(iv).

If either, still unsatisfactory.

(v).

Hawaiki probably allegorical.

51.

Antiquity of New Zealanders in New Zealand, proved—

(1).

By Tradition.

(2).

By Archæology.

(3).

By History.

(4).

By Habits, Customs, Manufactures, etc.

(5).

By Language.

(6).

By Religion.

(7).

And possibly by the Moa (Dinornis).

(8).

Conclusion.

52.

Of the first Mythical Immigrants and their doings.

53.

The question repeated:— Whence came they?

(i. to xxvii.)

Thoughts and Excogitations.

V. Modern.

54.

Comprising a century: changes caused by the introduction of four animals.

1. Foreign or External.
55.

From A.D. 1769 to 1794: (Cook to Governor King.)

56.

From A.D. 1794 to 1814: (Governor King to first settlers.)

57.

From A.D. 1814 to 1840: (First Settlers to Treaty of Waitangi.)

58.

From A.D. 1840 to 1865: Treaty of Waitangi to present year.

2. Domestic or Internal.
59.

From 1769 to 1800.

60.

From 1800 to 1840.

61.

From 1840 to 1865.

62.

Their numbers: past: present.

63.

Their decrease and its causes.

64.

Decline of Power and Influence: Reflections.

VI. Future.

65.

Fears and Hopes.

(1).

Needful and Preparatory.

(2).

Real and active measures.

66.

Conclusion.

Table of Native Population, North Island of New Zealand, with Names of Tribes and Boundaries.