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One of the great tribal histories, available in deluxe hardback Monumental work of scholarship relating centuries of history for the peoples of the East Coast New reprint in Oratia Books, testament to steady demand

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ISBN 9780947506209
Barcode 9780947506209
Published 19 July 2017 by Oratia Media
Format Hardback, 3rd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Halbert, Rongowhakaata
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ISBN-13 9780947506209
ISBN-10 0947506209
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 19 July 2017
International Publication Date 17 July 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
Author(s) By Halbert, Rongowhakaata
Category History
Australasian & Pacific History
History of Other Lands
Genealogy, Heraldry, Names And Honours
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 280mm
Spine: 43mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 753109

Description of this Book

Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke's Bay.Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halbert and his family, the book includes extensive chapters based on oral and written history about the settlement of the East Coast, along with the most extensive genealogy charts for the region, and detailed maps of lands in the region.This outstanding work of scholarship is destined to serve the needs of all New Zealanders, and especially the peoples of Gisborne and the East Coast, for generations to come.

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Author's Bio

Rongowhakaata Halbert (1894-1973) was an authority on East Coast genealogy and history, renowned for his command of te Reo Maori. He was a member of many eminent boards, and adviser on Maori issues and language to bodies including the Maori Land Court, the Polynesian Society and the Department of Education. Horouta, his life's work, was brought to publication after his death by his descendants, led in the last stages by the late Te Nonoikura Haronga and the late Peter Gordon.

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