G Leslie Adkin 1888-1964
A biography is: An Eye for the Country, The Life and Work of Leslie Adkin Anthony Dreaver, 1997, Victoria University Press.
From the "blurb":
Leslie Adkin (1888-1964) was one of those extraordinary New Zealanders who, self-taught and operating outside professional and academic structures, made major contributions in an enormous range of activities. As a historian, geologist and anthropologist, his views continue to stimulate and challenge; as a keen tramper, he mapped large areas of the Tararuas; and he was one of the finest photographers New Zealand has had. An Eye for the Country recounts the astounding range of Leslie Adkin's exploits and achievements in absorbing detail. Through study of the extensive archival materials left by Adkin, Anthony Dreaver has united the disparate parts of Adkin's life and personality into an imaginatively coherent whole. With its generous selection of Adkin's superb photographs, maps and sketches, this fine biography is a treasure for anyone with an eye for the country or the past of New Zealand.
Dreaver has also contributed an entry on Adkin to the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography DNZB.
Adkin's principal published archaeological work is Horowhenua: Its Maori Place-names and their Topographical and Historical Background 1948, Polynesian Society Memoir 26, Wellington. Despite its title a lot of it is about archaeology.
His shorter work is mainly published in the Journal of the Polynesian Society.
The National Library has a page on Adkin here.
He was a remarkable photographer and his work can be sampled on line at the National Library site Timeframes.
Bibliography (Archaeology / ethnology only)
1941 On the Nomenclature of the Waikanae River, Western Wellington, Journal of the Polynesian Society 50 (4: 232-238.
1942 Former Food Stores (Pataka) in Lake Horowhenua, Journal of the Polynesian Society 51(3): 181-186.
1948 Horowhenua: Its Maori Place-names and their Topographical and Historical Background. Polynesian Society Memoir 26, Wellington.
1950 Supplementary Data Relating to the Ancient Waitaha in the Horowhenua—Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara Area, North Island, New Zealand, Journal of the Polynesian Society 59(1):1-34.
1950 Use of the canoe paddle Journal of the Polynesian Society 59(1):83-84.
1950 The Moa-Hunter Period of Maori Culture by R. S. Duff (review), Landfall 4(4):365-367.
1951 Maero-Whenua?, Journal of the Polynesian Society 60(1):37-39.
1952 Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man in the N.Z. Area, New Zealand Science Review 10(4):41-45.
1952 A Second Ancient Patu from Horowhenua, Journal of the Polynesian Society 61 (3,4):311-315.
1951 Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man in the New Zealand Area (abstract), Royal Society of New Zealand Rep. Seventh Science Congress, Christchurch, 15-21 May, 1953. pp. 123-124.
1955 Archaeological Evidence of Former Native Occupation of Eastern Palliser Bay, Journal of the Polynesian Society 64(4): 450-480.
1956 The Term "Jade" for New Zealand Greenstone, Journal of the Polynesian Society 65(2):176-177.
1957 A Rare Lunate Pendant from New Zealand, Journal of the Polynesian Society 66(2):192-198.
1957 Role of Geology in Archaeology, (observations on the 2nd Annual Conference of the New Zealand Archaeological Association, held in Dunedin in May, 1957), Newsletter of the Geological Society of New Zealand 4:9-11.
1957 Sites of Moahunter Affiliations in the Wellington District and their Geological Correlations, in J. Golson, New Zealand Archaeology 1957 (report on the Second New Zealand Archaeological Association Annual Conference). Journal of the Polynesian Society 66(3):271-90.
1959 The Great Harbour of Tara. Traditional Maori Place-names and Sites of Wellington Harbour and Environs. Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch.
1959 An Unrecorded Type of Patu from Western Marlborough Sounds, Journal of the Polynesian Society 68(2):86-92.
1959 The Great Harbour of Tara, New Zealand Archaeological Association Newsletter 2(4): 4-6.
1960 An Adequate Culture Nomenclature for the New Zealand Area, Journal of the Polynesian Society 69(3):228-238.
1961 An Adequate Culture Nomenclature for the New Zealand Area (letter), Journal of the Polynesian Society 70(2):250.
1962 An Ancient Outrigger Float from a Te Horo Swamp, Western Wellington, Dominion Museum Records in Ethnology 1(8):267-276.
1963 A Patu Type Attributable to the Ngatimamoe Culture, from the Horowhenua-Manawatu Area, Western Wellington, Journal of the Polynesian Society 72 (1):27-30.