This is the English version of Te Tau Toru Nui o Matariki, a three-year calendar system with Matariki at its heart. This Māori time-keeping method is based on the position of the sun, which marks the season, the predawn rising of certain stars that mark the month and the changing lunar phases that mark the day. The triangulation of sun, stars and moon along with other ecological and seasonal factors all feed into this unique calendar system. It follows a three-year cycle, where an additional month is added into the calendar every three years based on the sighting of Matariki.
- By Rangi Matamua
- ISBN: 9781775506621
- A1 size measures approximately 59.4cm x 84.1cm
- Language: English
- Publication Date: 17 Nov 2021
- Please note this poster will be shipped rolled
Dr Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) is a professor at the University of Waikato, and his research fields are Māori astronomy and star lore, Māori culture, and Māori language development, research and revitalisation. He travels extensively throughout the country giving public lectures about Matariki and Māori Astronomy.