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Pukaki : a comet returns / Paul Tapsell ; foreword by Grahame Hall.

By: Tapsell, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2000Description: 175 pages : illustrations (some color), geneological tables, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0790007304.Subject(s): Ngāti Whakaue (New Zealand people) -- History | Ngāti Whakaue (New Zealand people) -- Antiquities | Wood-carving, Maori -- New Zealand -- Rotorua District | Te Arawa (New Zealand people) -- History | Ngåati Whakaue (New Zealand people) -- Genealogy | Whakapapa | Kōrero nehe | Maori (New Zealand people) -- New Zealand -- Rotorua District -- HistoryDDC classification: 993.423 Awards: Montana E.H. McCormick Best First Book of Non-Fiction Award 2001 Winner.Summary: Records the life and transformations of Pukaki, ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue of Te Arawa: from mortal rangatira to carved ancestor at Ohinemutu, from curiosity on display at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to national icon in the Te Maori exhibition, climaxing with his return home to Rotorua in October 1997. This book intersperses Paul Tapsell's narrative with the memories of Ngati Whakaue elders, principally the late paramount leader Hamuera Taiporuto Mitchell.
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Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition, its origins, how it was acquired by the Crown and how Ngati Whakaue regained it from the Auckland Museum in 1997.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [170]-172) and index.

Records the life and transformations of Pukaki, ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue of Te Arawa: from mortal rangatira to carved ancestor at Ohinemutu, from curiosity on display at the Auckland War Memorial Museum to national icon in the Te Maori exhibition, climaxing with his return home to Rotorua in October 1997. This book intersperses Paul Tapsell's narrative with the memories of Ngati Whakaue elders, principally the late paramount leader Hamuera Taiporuto Mitchell.

Montana E.H. McCormick Best First Book of Non-Fiction Award 2001 Winner.

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