I was excited this morning to discover that LibraryThing’s first New Zealand Legacy Library is now online, thanks to the efforts of David Friggens, Systems Librarian at the University of Waikato, which holds the book collection. Tim Spalding of LibraryThing made the following announcement:
We’re very pleased to announce the first New Zealand-based Legacy Library, that of Pei te Hurinui Jones (1898-1976). Jones joins Alfred Deakin (the second Prime Minister of Australia) in our Antipodean Legacies collection. Mr. Jones was a leading Māori scholar and translator (he’s known for translating three volumes of Māori chants and song-poetry into English, and three Shakespeare plays into Māori).