Te Maire Tau is an historian of Ngāi Tahu descent, who lives at Tuahiwi and lectures at the University of Canterbury. In Ngā Pikitūroa o Ngāi Tahu (2003), he presents a rich account of tribal history, drawing on historical documents and whakapapa. Articles such as ‘The Death of Knowledge: Ghosts on the Plains’ (New Zealand Journal of History, 35: 2, 2001) and ‘Matauranga Māori as an Epistemology’ (Histories Power and Loss, BWB, 2001) explore the intersection of future and past in aspects of New Zealand history.
I Whanau au i Kaiapoi: The Story of Natanahira Waruwarutu as told by Thomas Green (Otago University Press, 2011)
Ngāi Tahu: A Migration History, co-edited with Atholl Anderson (Bridget Williams Books, 2008)
Ngā Pikitūroa o Ngāi Tahu (Otago University Press, 2003)