Book: Hineamaru English Edition

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A fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru
A collection of Narratives about Te Tai Tokerau Tūpuna

This collection of narratives by Melinda Webber and Te Kapua O'Conner about Te Tai Tokerau tupuna highlights the adaptability and versatility of those who came before us. By understanding their lasting impact on hapu and iwi, and on the wider social fabric of Aotearoa. 

From peacemakers and strategists to explorers and entrepreneurs, the Tūpuna of the North are an inspiration to the people of Te Tai Tokerau. This remarkable book by Melinda Webber and Te Kapua O'Conner introduces a new generation to twenty-four of those Tūpuna - Nukutawhiti and Hineāmaru, Hongi Hika and Te Ruki Kawiti and many more. Through whakapapa and kōrero, waiata and pepeha, we learn about their actions, their places, their values, and their aspirations.

Published in both a Te Reo Māori edition translated by Quinton Hita and an English language edition, and featuring original cover art by Shane Cotton, A fire in the Belly of Hineāmaru is a call to action for Te Tai Tokerau today - a reminder to celebrate the unbroken connection to histories, lands, and esteemed ancestors.

First Edition Hard back
Dimensions: 18cm x 25cm

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