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Haerenga: Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe
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This book tells the history of Maori travel and exploration, providing fresh light on a little known yet absorbing aspect of early New Zealand.
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From the late eighteenth century, Maori travellers spread out from New Zealand across the globe. They travelled for a variety of reasons - curiosity, adventure, commerce, political missions or duress - and were part of an international movement of Maori of surprisingly large scale. Most travellers eventually returned home, bringing something of their own 'new world' experiences with them. These remarkable experiences of voyaging and discovery, presented across a series of vignettes, also form part of the wider history of Maori and Pakeha encounter.
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Vincent O'Malley is a founding partner of HistoryWorks, a Wellington consultancy specialising in Treaty of Waitangi research, and is the author of a number of books on New Zealand history including The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840 (Auckland University Press, 2012), which was shortlisted in the general non-fiction section at the New Zealand Post Book Awards in 2013, and Beyond the Imperial Frontier: The Contest for Colonial New Zealand (Bridget Williams Books, 2014).