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Tuhoe: Portrait of a Nation

Tuhoe: Portrait of a Nation
  

"Tuhoe: Portrait of a Nation explores the relationship between Tuhoe and Te Urewera, the people and the land. It is the result of a multi-year project by acclaimed documentary photographer Peter James Quinn and Kennedy Warne, founding editor of New Zealand Geographic. The two jou... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143569442
Barcode 9780143569442
Published 25 September 2013 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Warne, Kennedy
Photographs by Quinn, Peter James
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ISBN-13 9780143569442
ISBN-10 0143569449
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 25 September 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Warne, Kennedy
Photographs by Quinn, Peter James
Category Currencies
Social & Cultural History
Local History
Indigenous Peoples
Places & Peoples: General Interest
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 228mm
Height: 291mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 1,602g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ngaai Tauhoe (New Zealand people) - History, Ngaai Tauhoe (New Zealand people), Urewera National Park (N.Z.)
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.42500499442
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In 2013, leaders of the North Island iwi Ngai Tuhoe signed an historic settlement with the Crown that promises to end a century and a half of injustice, animosity and mistrust. At the heart of the settlement is control of the mountainous region known as Te Urewera, the vital core of Tuhoe aspiration and identity.

Tuhoe: Portrait of a Nation explores the relationship between Tuhoe and Te Urewera, the people and the land. It is the result of a multi-year project by acclaimed documentary photographer Peter James Quinn and Kennedy Warne, founding editor of New Zealand Geographic. The two journalists circled the 'encircled lands' the tribal domain that stretches from the forest fortress of Lake Waikaremoana to the coastal valleys of the Bay of Plenty and collected the stories of Tuhoe. From tribal leaders to possum hunters, traditional healers to tourism operators, Tuhoe shared their words, their culture and their lives.

At once an exquisite photographic showcase incorporating dramatic landscapes, documentary-style reportage and portraiture and the most up-to-date retelling of Tuhoe history, here is a portrait of an iwi and its encounter with a unique and treasured land. Listening to the past through the voices of today, the book asks, and answers, the question: What does it mean to be Tuhoe?

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Author's Bio

Kennedy Warne was the founding editor of New Zealand Geographic magazine. He is now a contributing writer and editor-at-large for New Zealand Geographic and an occasional contributor to National Geographic. His recent stories have explored issues of environmental ethics and the concerns of indigenous people. His book Roads Less Travelled: Twenty Years of Exploration with New Zealand Geographic was published by Penguin Group (NZ) in 2008, and his book on the plight of the world's mangrove forests, Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea, was published by Island Press in 2010. Peter James Quinn was born in Te Aroha, his family later moving to the Eastern Bay of Plenty. He studied photography at Wellington Polytechnic in 1989 and upon graduation photographed the book Staunch: Inside New Zealand's Gangs (text by Bill Payne; Reed, 1991). His second book, Highway 35: Travels around East Cape (text by John Woods; Reed, 1998), was a finalist in the Montana NZ Book Awards, and a twenty-year retrospective, New Zealanders in Focus (Kowhai Publishing, 2010), was included in the New Zealand Listener's top 100 books of 2010.

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