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Whakapapa researchers and public libraries - help needed
Kia ora koutou,
My name is Moata Tamaira and I am currently studying to become a librarian. I am doing a piece of research on how Whakapapa researchers use public libraries. If you use public libraries to research your whakapapa, or the whakapapa of others then I would be grateful if you filled out my questionnaire.
You can pick up a copy at the following libraries until 5 September.
Auckland City Libraries, Central City Library, Auckland Research Centre
Manukau Libraries, Central Research Library
Wellington City Libraries, Central City library, New Zealand Collection
Christchurch City Libraries, Central City library, Aotearoa New Zealand Centre
Dunedin Public Libraries, City library, 3rd floor
Or download and print out a copy from [url="http://rcyachts.net/maori/Whakapapa_Research_Experience_and_Interest_Survey_Questionnaire.pdf"]here[/url], and send it back via freepost.
Check out my [url="http://www.searching4tupuna.blogspot.com"]research blog[/url] for more information.
Tena koe i find alot of library information incomplete and distorted from personal family information
Kia ora Taiga,
Thanks for your comment. I wonder if you could explain what you mean a bit more. What kind of experiences have you had in libraries? I think I understand what you mean about information being incomplete. Libraries can only provide access to the information that is available and sometimes this can be very "hit and miss".
Please feel free to make further comments if you wish.
Kia ora ano,
I have been through a few books looking at whakapapa and other historical whakapapa-like documents i.e karakia most of which are quite incomplete or plain old wrong. My problem with written information such as these are the authors, although they may have collected their information from empowered resources i know alot of my koroua would actually miss out giving all of the information for issues of trust and right