John Crockett completed a Licentiate in Theology degree cum laude at the Pontifical Urbanianum University Rome. He obtained an Honours Masters degree in Sociology from Auckland University.2010 0-7734-3905-4
This is a translation from the original Italian of the work of Dom Felice Vaggioli, an Italian Benedictine monk sent by his Order in 1879 to New Zealand. A Papal directive in 1883 asking missionaries to gather artifacts and information concerning indigenous peoples prompted and encouraged Vaggioli to extend and deepen his earlier studies of New Zealand. This text examines Maori life, customs and arts, as described in Vaggioli’s detailed, appreciative and yet frank appraisal, colored by his own world view.