Talking about Tangata Whenua - authors visit central North Island

Atholl Anderson and Aroha Harris will be visiting Napier, Gisborne, Rotorua and Hamilton in April to talk about new perspectives on Māori history, drawing on their work for Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History.

Shortlisted for the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Science Book Prize, and described by Sir Tipene O’Regan as ‘one of the most significant books on the Māori world ever written’, this magnificent book presents a sweeping narrative from ancient origins in South China to the present day.

These free public talks offer an early glimpse into an exceptional new history that is important to all New Zealanders.

27 April, 5.30pm, Century Theatre, MTG Hawke’s Bay, Napier For information about the event, contact Dianne Park, dpark@mtghawkesbay.com; (06) 833 9936.

28 April, 5.30pm, H B Williams Memorial Library, Gisborne For information about the event, contact Pene Walsh, pene.walsh@gpl.govt.nz; (06) 867 6709.

Some wonderful feedback on the Gisborne talk in the Gisborne Herald.

29 April, 5.30pm, Mezzanine Floor, Rotorua Museum, Rotorua For information about the event, contact Jo Doherty, joanna.doherty@rdc.govt.nz; (07) 351 7831.

30 April, 5.30pm, SG.02, S Block, University of Waikato, Hamilton For information about the event, contact Rebecca Robinson, rlrob@waikato.ac.nz; (07) 838 4608.

See here for the Waikato Times piece on the Hamilton talk.

Meet the authors of ‘a monumental book’, says Tom Belford of the Bay Buzz!