Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka, Vol 1
This book is a richly illustrated, comprehensive history of Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka a Maui - the Nelson and Marlborough region. The ancestral tribes and more recent Maori occupiers of the Nelson and Marlborough region have left traaditions of the creation, shaping. discovery and Occupation of these lands which are as rich and detailed as the tribal accounts from any other region of New Zealand or even the islands of Polynesia. Volume one: Te Tangata me Te Whenua - The People and the Land encompasses myths and legends, the succession of tribes who have inhabited the region of Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka a Maui and their interactions, early encounters with europeans , the arrival of the New Zealand company, the treaty of Waitangi, land transactions, and the administration of Maori Reserves.
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