Haerenga

Haerenga

Early Māori Journeys Across the Globe

‘Māori and Europeans were encountering one another for the first time not just along the shorelines of New Zealand but also on the streets of Melbourne, Liverpool and New York.’

From the late eighteenth century, Māori travellers spread out from New Zealand across the globe. They travelled for a variety of reasons – curiosity, adventure, commerce, political missions or under duress. Most travellers eventually returned home, bringing something of their own ‘new world’ stories with them. These remarkable experiences of voyaging and discovery, presented here in a series of vignettes, also form part of the wider history of Māori and Pākehā encounter.

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Print publication:
Ebook publication: May 2015
Pages: 168
RRP: $14.99
ISBN: 9780908321193
ISTC: A022014000005E26
DOI: 10.7810/9781927277942

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Media

'18th Century Māori travellers', interview with Kathryn Ryan, Radio New Zealand, Nine to Noon, 26 May 2015

Māori insatiable to travel world’, Waatea News