Te Ao Tawhito: The Old World 3000 BC – 1830 AD (v1 Tangata Whenua – An illustrated history)

Anderson, Atholl


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Te Ao Tawhito: The Old World contemplates Maori origins in the ‘blue continent’, the vast Pacific Ocean across which the earliest ancestors travelled to settle these southernmost Pacific islands. Here they organised into hapu and iwi, adapting tropical ways to life in a huge but temperate land, building communities and developing cultures. Early European visitors observed Maori society and changed it too, as more and more Europeans arrived, then stayed. Drawn from the landmark publication, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (2014), Te Ao Tawhito tells the great origin narrative of Maori history from 3000 BC–AD 1830.

Table of contents

1. Ancient Origins, 3000 BC–AD 1300
Across Time: Hei Tiki
2. Speaking of Migration, AD 1150–1450
Across Time: Whakairo for the People
3. Pieces of the Past, AD 1200–1800
Across Time: Wairau Bar
4. Emerging Societies, AD 1500–1800
Across Time: Kai Moana
5. In the Foreign Gaze, AD 1642–1820
Across Time: Whenuahou
6. Old Ways and New Means, AD 1810–1830
Postscript: The Past Matters
Appendices: Maps & Figures; Te Reo in the Text; Publication Information

Format: Paperback
Imprint: Bridget Williams NZ

ISBN: 9781988533353 Category: