Tangata Whenua – New Perspectives

Atholl Anderson and Aroha Harris

5.30–7.00pm Monday 27 April 2015, Century Theatre, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier

TangataWhenuaAtholl Anderson, FRSNZ and Aroha Harris will talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History.  This book is shortlisted for the 2015 Science Book Prize.

Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins through to the twenty-first century. Through narrative and images, it offers a striking overview of the past, grounded in specific localities and histories.
The story begins with the migration of ancestral peoples out of South China, some 5,000 years ago. More at Bridget Williams Books

Judges’ comments

Tangata Whenua is a beautifully produced, well illustrated and comprehensive record of the tangata whenua. Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris present archaeological and genetic evidence alongside history, traditional narratives and oral sources to produce this powerful story – both scholarly and readable – of Maori people and the land they live in.

This is a free public event – for more information, contact Dianne Park: dpark@mtghawkesbay.com, (06) 833 9936

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