Vikings of the Sunrise




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New York: Frederick A. Stokes


Photography was first introduced to the world in 1839. As the technology developed, photographs came to be reproduced in book publications. The frontispiece to this book was probably produced by the photogravure process, creating a printing plate from an original photograph. In the image stands Sir Peter Buck (1877-1951), also known as Te Rangi Hiroa. Buck was a medical doctor, a leader in Maori Health, and professional anthropologist. Vikings of the Sunrise was his most popular book, which he researched and wrote while working as director of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Hawaii.


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Peter H. Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa), “Vikings of the Sunrise,” | OUR Heritage, accessed May 25, 2024,