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By McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Thompson, Whare; Translated by Waaka, Tamati
The story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Tauranga is a fascinating one, told for the first time in this bilingual picture book. The document arrived in Tauranga after many years of violence and bloodshed had decimated the local population. Just days before the Treaty's arrival, a Tau...ranga chief was tricked into attending peace talks before being murdered and eaten. Not all the chiefs of Tauranga Moana signed the Treaty; those who didn't wanted to govern themselves, those who did were looking for protection against their enemies. However, just two years after the signings, three Tauranga Treaty signatories were murdered and eaten in what was one of the last cannibal feasts near Tauranga. CONTENTS: Otamataha Pa massacre and Herald visit; Treaty of Waitangi; Te Papa Mission Station; Murder of chief Ponui; Tauranga Treaty (Sheet 5); Nuka Taipari and Maungatapu Pa; Hori Kingi Tupaea and Otumoetai Pa; Missionary James Stack; Sack of Ongare Pa; Peace Treaty; Golden Age of Maori enterprise; New Zealand Wars; Tauranga Treaty of Waitangi settlements; Text of the Tauranga Treaty; Tauranga Treaty signatories; Tauranga Treaty witnesses; Tauranga Moana timeline (Early history, Musket Wars, New Zealand Wars, Treaty of Waitangi settlements) Glossary; Treaty activities and Index.Read more
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By McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; Designed by Elworthy, Sarah
This bilingual children's picture book in English and Te Reo Maori retells the traditional Legend of Mauao and includes a glossary and pronunciation guide, Mauao facts, a Mauao timeline, important places on Mauao, oral traditions and activities for children. There is also a big b...ook version available.Read more
By McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Casey, Helen; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; Designed by Elworthy, Sarah
New Zealand suffragist Eliza Wallis was a first-wave feminist who actively sought the Vote for Women. She was a founding member of the National Council of Women in 1896. Her story is told by her fourth great niece in this bilingual children's picture book, a Suffrage 125 project.
By McCauley, Debbie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; By Elworthy, Sarah
Tells the story of a little blue penguin who was covered in oil as a result of the oil spill from the Rena shipwreck. Describes his rescue, the treatment he had at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Unit and his release back into the wild. Sidebars provide more information abo...ut the disaster and the response.Read more
Retold by McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; Designed by Elworthy, Sarah
This bilingual children's picture book in English and Te Reo Maori retells the traditional Legend of Mauao in big book format.
By McCauley, Debbie
: IN 1876, JOHN McCAULEY (SNR) arrived in New Zealand on board the ship Jessie Osborne with his family. During the arduous journey one grandchild died and was buried at sea, another being born nine days out from Auckland. They left their native Ireland to take up George Vesey Ste...warts challenge transplanting of a little corner of Ulster upon a Garden of Eden in New Zealand and, more specifically, in the Katikati Special Settlement in the Bay of Plenty. Published in conjunction with a special McCauley family reunion bringing together John McCauleys descendants, the book offers an insight into the lives of our forebears. This is a family history telling the story of one of the pioneering families who helped to carve out the New Zealand we know today.Read more
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