Tangata Whenua


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Atholl Anderson, CNZM, FRSNZ, FAHA, FSA (Ngai Tahu) brings to this project the experience of many years research throughout the Pacific. He has directed numerous archaeological excavations, published prolifically, and been the recipient of many awards and distinctions. Working with both archaeology and tradition, he has made a significant contribution to tribal history in southern New Zealand, with books such as The Welcome of Strangers (1998) and Ngai Tahu: A Migration History, edited with Te Maire Tau (2008). Judith Binney, DNZM, FRSNZ, was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Auckland. Her work, particularly in oral history and Maori history of the nineteenth and early twentieth century remains a major influence in the development of New Zealand's intellectual life. The Prime Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award for Non-fiction was one of many honours acknowledging this contribution. The award-winning biography of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki, Redemption Songs (1995, Montana Book of the Year 1996) is one of several books Judith Binney has written on the people of Te Urewera - work that concluded with the acclaimed Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921 (2009, New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2010). Aroha Harris (Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa) is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and a Lecturer in history at the University of Auckland. Her PhD reflects her interest in Maori histories of the twentieth century. For fifteen years prior to her university appointment, she worked in both historical and social research for various government agencies and iwi. Her writing has appeared in a number of articles, and in anthologies of short fiction and poetry. Aroha Harris is working on a biography of the Ngati Whatua leader Joe Hawke, and is the author of a book on political protest in the late twentieth century, Hikoi (2004).

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