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Te Ao Tawhito : the old world 3000 BC - AD 1830

Author: Atholl Anderson
Publisher: Wellington : Bridget Williams Books, 2018. © 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Atholl Anderson
ISBN: 9781988533353 198853335X
OCLC Number: 1029252376
Notes: Te Ao Tawhito: The Old World contemplates Māori 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 hapū and iwi, adapting tropical ways to life in a huge but temperate land, building communities and developing cultures. Early European visitors observed Māori 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 Māori history from 3000 BC-AD 1830.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits ; 30 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
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 ; Endnotes; Index.
Other Titles: Tangata whenua an illustrated history.
Responsibility: Atholl Anderson.

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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." --Publisher description.

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