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Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare i Hoki Mai

Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare i Hoki Mai
 

Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away. The story of Mataatua is part of the story of the desecration of Ngati Awa by ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775502128
Published 15 December 2017 by Huia Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mead, Hirini Moko
By Harvey, Layne
By Ngaropo, Pouroto
By Phillis, Te Onehou
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ISBN-13 9781775502128
ISBN-10 1775502120
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Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 15 December 2017
International Publication Date 31 December 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mead, Hirini Moko
By Harvey, Layne
By Ngaropo, Pouroto
By Phillis, Te Onehou
Category Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 1,400g
Dewey Code 993.42500499442
Catalogue Code 707273

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Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away. The story of Mataatua is part of the story of the desecration of Ngati Awa by the Crown and the fight of the people to regain their sovereignty. Following the confiscation of Ngati Awa land in the 1860s and the devastation to the people of Ngati Awa, building a wharenui was proposed as a way to reunite Ngati Awa. The result was Mataatua, a magnificent wharenui, honoring the people, their history and whakapapa, and the skills of the craftspeople, and establishing a living marae. Shortly after it was opened, the government requested that Mataatua be an exhibit at the Sydney International Exhibition, and from here, it travelled across the globe until ending as an exhibit in Otago Museum. By this time, the government had claimed ownership of Mataatua, and it took more than fifty years of perseverance by Ngati Awa to have Mataatua returned to Whakatane to again become a living wharenui in the care of its people. In words and photographs, the book describes the history and construction of Mataatua, its appropriation, work undertaken by generations to have it returned, and the detail of its rebuild and opening in 2011.

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Author's Bio

Hirini Mead (Ngati Awa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhourang) is a writer, commentator and scholar of Maori language and culture.Layne Harvey (Ngati Awa, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Kahungunu) is a Maori Land Court judge.Pouroto Ngaropo (Ngati Awa) is Deputy Chairman of Te Runanga o Ngati Awa and an expert in tikanga Maori and performing arts. Te Onehou Phillis (Ngati Awa) was a dedicated compiler of Ngati Awa histories. She was the author of Eruera Manuera and is an account of her father's life. Te Onehou passed away in November 2012.

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