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A History of Kawhia & it's District

A History of Kawhia & it's District was compiled by Peg Cummins and based on research done over a number of years, by Corban Ward, an amateur historian based in Kawhia.

After he died his family lodged his papers (four cartons of them) with the Kawhia Museum who in turn asked Peg Cummins, Corban's niece, to look at them. The result is the above mentioned book.

When people heard that the book was being written more material was submitted and the result is a handsome book of 300 pages detailing the history of Kawhia from early times to the present day and illustrated with many photos, drawings and maps.

The book complements "Kawhia South" by Ken Shaw & Colleen Neal, written some years ago about the south side of the harbour. This more recent book includes history about Kawhia & Maketu, Aotea, Te Maika, Taharoa, Oparau, Hauturu, Awaroa and Te Rau-a-moa.

There are numerous first-hand accounts from people living at various times in Kawhia as well as a substantial section at the end dealing with family stories.


An Old New Zealander: Or, Te Rauparaha, the Napoleon of the South An Old New Zealander: Or, Te Rauparaha, the Napoleon of the South




 



 

Maori Tribes of New ZealandMaori Tribes of New Zealand - A guide to the main Maori tribes written especially for visitors and students, combining great photos of scenic New Zealandwith maps, Maori art and history. Written by New Zealand's top Maori historians, this is a perfect compact guidebook to the tribes of New Zealand.

 

 



Plant Heritage New Zealand: Te Whakapapa o nga Rakau : Interpreting the Special Features of Native Plants

Plant Heritage New Zealand: Te Whakapapa o nga Rakau : Interpreting the Special Features of Native Plants Plant Heritage New Zealand looks at the unique characteristics of New Zealand's plants, and what makes them so special. It delves into the origins and evolution of the plants, how they have inspired songs, poems and works of art, Maori myths, stories and proverbs associated with them, and their many uses as a natural resource. Part 2 presents a selection of the plants and looks at classification, names, botanical description, traditional and modern uses, cultural heritage and significance to Maori. Tony Foster's stunning photos highlight the beauty of the plants, as well as helping with identification.




A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand Plant Heritage New Zealand looks at the unique characteristics of New Zealand's plants, and what makes them so special. It delves into the origins and evolution of the plants, how they have inspired songs, poems and works of art, Maori myths, stories and proverbs associated with them, and their many uses as a natural resource. Part 2 presents a selection of the plants and looks at classification, names, botanical description, traditional and modern uses, cultural heritage and significance to Maori. Tony Foster's stunning photos highlight the beauty of the plants, as well as helping with identification.


 

Maori: a Photographic and Social HistoryMaori: a Photographic and Social History

Renowned historian Michael King (1945-2004) presents a comprehensive and searching documentary of Maori culture and society, and Maori-Pakeha contact, conflict and co-operation. From the earliest daguerreotype around 1852 to the strong protest images of the 1990s, King records and analyses changes and upheaval in the commentary that is always intelligent and objective. This book leaves the reader with not only a better understanding of the past but a challenge for the future.



From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand's Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks

From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen: New Zealand's Culinary Traditions and Cookbooks

n the past two decades, cuisine and culinary history have attracted increasing attention, with both popular and academic books reflecting the growth of interest. Recipes are both sensitive markers of the socioeconomic conditions of their times and written representations of a culture's culinary repertoire yet, despite the vast number of cookbooks that survive, they have not been the primary focus of research projects. Acknowledgement of their potential contribution to our understanding of culinary history has been slow. This book is a first in its field...read more

 


Kai Time: Tasty Modern Maori Food

Kai Time: Tasty Modern Maori Food

Drawing from the abundant fare that the New Zealand land and sea have to offer, charismatic Maori chef and television personality Peter Peeti shares his culinary knowledge and favourite recipes in this wonderful book. Based on the popular show on Maori TV, Kai Time on the Road (now in its sixth season), Peeti reveals not just a flair for cooking but also his passion for hunting, fishing and procuring ingredients direct from the source. Including such delectable dishes as: Eel and Whitebait Omelette; Venison with Blackberry Jus, Kumara and Potato Rosti and Pikopiko; and Roast Garlic and Thyme Prawns on Coconut Jasmine Rice, Peeti redefines Maori cuisine by blending traditional Maori ingredients and practices with the many modern culinary styles of New Zealand...read more

 

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