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Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds: 2017

Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds: 2017 (Paperback)

By Jones, Alison
By Jenkins, Kuni Kaa

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"Tuai of Ngare Raumati was probably the most written-about Maori in the first quarter of the 19th century. His name or a version of it appears in most indexes of books about the pre-1830s Bay of Islands. But almost all modern references to him are in passing. This book indicates ...that Tuai, who was born about 1797, should be more widely remembered for the key roles he played in those early engagements. He was 27 when he died included periods living in Australia and England, and he probably knew more than any other contemporary Maori person about European life. He sought Pakeha friends, and worked hard at educating them, contributing significantly to early-nineteenth-century English and French knowledge of Maori language and culture. Tuai's plans for Pakeha were shaped by the tensions in the Bay of Islands between his Ngre Raumati people (to the south east) and a northern alliance of hap under the leadership of Ngpuhi. Following Tuais death in 1824, Nagre Raumati were dispersed from their territories, and Nagpuhi could complete their push into the Bay of Islands. Perhaps because of this defeat, Tuais story is only now being properly told"--Publisher information.
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ISBN 9780947518806
Published NZ 10 Jul 2017
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780947518806
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 10 Jul 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Alison
By Jenkins, Kuni Kaa
Category Award Winning
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 993.1301092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade