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Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare i Hoki Mai
 

Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare i Hoki Mai (Hardback)

By Mead, Hirini Moko
By Harvey, Layne
By Ngaropo, Pouroto
By Phillis, Te Onehou

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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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ISBN 9781775502128
Published NZ 15 Dec 2017
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781775502128
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Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 15 Dec 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
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 993.42500499442
Weight 1,400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ngati Awa New Zealand people - History, Whare nui, Kaorero nehe, Whakahoki taonga, Buildings
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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