• Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka: a History of Maori of Nelson & Marlborough - Vol IV Nga Whanau Rangatira O Ngati Tama Te Atiawa: Chiefly Families of Ngati Tama

    Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka: a History of Maori of Nelson & Marlborough - Vol IV Nga Whanau Rangatira O Ngati Tama Te Atiawa: Chiefly Families of Ngati Tama
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    ISBN: 9780473300883
    Title: Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka: a History of Maori of Nelson & Marlborough - Vol IV Nga Whanau Rangatira O Ngati Tama Te Atiawa: Chiefly Families of Ngati Tama
    Author: MITCHELL HILARY & JOHN

    This volume contains biographies of chiefly whanau of Ngati Tama & Te Atiawa in Te Tau Ihu (Nelson-Marlborough). It ranges from northern Taranaki to the Kapiti Coast & on to Te Tau Ihu, spanning the three or four generations in the 19th century. The book covers Maori conflicts and movements, early Eurpoean contacts, conversion to Christianity, the New Zealand Company arrival, dealings with the Crown, gold rushes and the Taranaki Wars. As with all families, there were scandals & disasters as well as achievements & successes. The universal theme is whakapapa - underpinning taua & heke, kainga & marriages.
    The Mitchells, operating as Mitchell Research since 1985, have completed hundreds of social & Maori investigations, including evidence for Waitangi Tribunal hearings.
    John Mitchell is tangata whenua of Mohua (Golden Bay). He has lectured at the University of Canterbury and led the Cobham Outward Bound school. Involvoed in local iwi & pan-iwi affairs, John has represented Maori on the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Te Ohu Kaimoana, and other national bodies.
    Hilary Mitchell has been a secondary school teacher, a Nelson City Councillor, a trustee of the Tasman BAys Heritage Trust, and a Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology council member.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
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