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Don Stafford (1927-2010) was an historian and writer who dedicated his life and work to Rotorua and its environs. Through a long and distinguished career, he wrote over 20 books on Rotorua and its history. Fluent in te Reo Maori, Don travelled on foot to every corner of Te Arawa's rohe, and played a significant role in preservation of historical sites and objects. He was Rotorua's official historian, and received honours including an MBE, CBE and honorary doctorate.
"An authoritative book" - New Zealand History