Moriori: A People Rediscovered

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 1, 2017 - History - 240 pages

'A book to be treasured for the access it gives us to a little-known corner of the New Zealand experience.'
Tipene O'Regan, Evening Post

This award-winning, trail-blazing book by Michael King restored the Moriori of the Chatham Islands to their rightful place in New Zealand, Pacific and world history. This revised edition contains material that has come to light since first publication.

'King has set the record straight in a richly readable and often moving account of a long ignored sideshow to the history of our country.'
Gordon McLauchlan, National Business Review

'It is authoritative but it is also popular history in the best sense, and that is precisely what is needed to clear away the brambles of racial prejudice and historical error which have all but overwhelmed the subject in the past.'
Atholl Anderson, Otago Daily Times

'This book decisively strips away all the muddle . . . a clear, thoroughly readable and honest history of the Moriori.'
Judith Binney, Sunday Star

'A timely book which must be read so that we will all know more about ourselves and about us as a nation.'
Hirini Moko Mead, Dominion

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About the author (2017)

The late Michael King was one of New Zealand's leading historians. Over three decades he wrote or edited more than 30 books, most of them New Zealand history or biography. He won a wide range of awards for this work, including the New Zealand Book Award for Non-fiction, the Wattie Book of the Year (twice), the Montana Medal for Non-fiction and, in 2003, an inaugural Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.

He was a contributor to the prestigious Oxford History of New Zealand and wrote for all five volumes of The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Dr King taught or held fellowships at seven universities in New Zealand and other countries, including Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he was Visiting Professor of New Zealand Studies. He was tragically killed in a car accident in 2004.

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