2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize - 'Tangata Whenua' a finalist

Tangata Whenua is one of five books shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize.

The judges, Professor Jean Fleming, Professor Ken Strongman and Dr Rebecca Priestley, commented: “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.”

The winning title will be announced during the Auckland Writers Festival in May.