Alexander Wyclif Reed

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A. W. Reed
Alexander Wyclif Reed

(1908-03-07)7 March 1908
Ponsonby, Auckland
Died 19 October 1979(1979-10-19) (aged 71)
Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Other names Clif Reed
Occupation Publisher and author
Known for Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed Māori and Aboriginal cultures

Alexander Wyclif Reed, also known as Clif Reed and A. W. Reed, (7 March 1908 – 19 October 1979)[1] was a prolific New Zealand publisher and author.

With his uncle Alfred, he established the publishing firm A. H. & A. W. Reed. As an author, he was known most commonly as A. W. Reed. Reed wrote many books on topics such as myths, language and place names of both Māori and Australian Aboriginal cultures.

Selected published works

In Australia

  • Reed, A. W. (1966), Books are my business : the life of a publisher, Educational Explorers, retrieved 13 April 2013
  • Reed, A. W. (1967), Aboriginal place names and their meanings, A.H. & A.W. Reed, ISBN 978-0-589-07002-1
  • Reed, A. W. (1973), Place names of Australia, Reed, ISBN 978-0-589-07115-8
  • Reed, A. W. (1993), Aboriginal myths, legends and fables, Reed Books, ISBN 978-0-7301-0424-7

In New Zealand

  • Reed, A. W. (1951), Reeds' Bible story atlas, A.H. & A.W. Reed, retrieved 13 April 2013
  • Reed, A. W.; Brougham, Aileen E (1978), The concise Maori handbook, A. H. & A. W. Reed, ISBN 978-0-589-01111-6
  • Reed, A. W. (1975), Place names of New Zealand, A.H. & A.W. Reed, ISBN 0-589-00933-8
  • Reed, A. W. (1996), The Reed dictionary of Māori place names = Te pakakupu ingoa wāhi Māori a Reed (3rd ed.), Reed, ISBN 978-0-7900-0494-5
  • Brougham, Aileen E; Reed, A. W.; Kāretu, T. S. (Tīmoti Sam), 1937– (1999), The Reed book of Māori proverbs = Te kohikohinga whakataukī a Reed (3rd rev. ed.), Reed Books, ISBN 978-0-7900-0638-3 Missing |last3= in Authors list (help)
  • Reed, A. W.; Calman, Ross (2004), Reed book of Māori mythology (New & fully rev. ed.), Reed Books, ISBN 978-0-7900-0950-6


  1. ^ Caffin, Elizabeth (30 October 2012). "Reed, Alexander Wyclif". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

External links

  • Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966
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