Te Arawa: A History of the Ararwa People

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Te Arawa: A History of the Arawa People by Don Stafford. "Amongst all the tribal histories Te Arawa is unique. It goes to the very heart of identity of a people reaching back to ancient times deep in the Pacific." - Professor Paora Tapsell. This history of Te Arawa, the iwi (tribe) that occupies the Rotorua lakes district and part of the central Bay of Plenty coastline, is notable for its readable scholarship. Lifelong Rotorua resident and official city historian Don Stafford draws on vast primary and secondary sources to tell the story of the iwi from its origins in the South Pacific to the arrival of Europeans in the nineteenth century. Published in 1967, and reprinted at regular intervals thereafter, Te Arawa makes liberal use of whakapapa, chants and prayers (with translations where possible), and contains numerous illustrations. This edition includes a new foreword by Te Arawa descendant Paora Tapsell, Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Otago.


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    Stafford, Don
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    Oratia Books, Oratia Media Ltd.
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    Hard Cover
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