Colenso William 1868. On the Maori Races of New Zealand. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 1(2): 1-76
A key reference. An essay on the Māori written for the New Zealand Exhibition, 1865 - physiology, social structure, daily life and customs, food, language, origins, modern history. Topics of ethnobotanical interest are sections on food (both cultivated and wild), textile manufacturing (Phormium), and ornamentals.
On the Maori Races of New Zealand