Maori Peoples of New Zealand

Nga Iwi o Aotearoa

By Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand

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Who are the Maori of New Zealand? How did they get here and how did they settle the country? What are the main tribal groups in New Zealand, and where are they based? Maori Peoples of New Zealand answers these important questions. The first publication to come out of the online Encyclopedia of New Zealand project tells the story of the tangata whenua of Aotearoa, from their journeys across the vast Pacific Ocean to the histories of 35 major iwi, including the contemporary issues they face today. No other book brings together in one place all these tribal histories. Based on the latest research and generously illustrated in full colour with superb mapping and photographs, this rich resource is an essential part of ‘our’ nation’s story and fills an important gap in the history of New Zealand. • Over 400 photographs, maps and illustrations supporting a text of exceptional quality and content. • New Zealand history is ‘hot’ at the moment, part of the country’s continuing discussion of identity, and genealogy continues to be a fascination for thousands of NZders interested in where they came from. • Essential home reference bringing together information on iwi found in no other book.

268 x 192 mm, portrait, 288 pages, colour, paperback with flaps


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