Archaeologist Ian Smith’s acclaimed book Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769–1860 has been nominated for the prestigious Graham Connah Award for best archaeological publication in Australasia.
The award is made once every five years by the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA).
Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World reconstructs early Pākehā life though the material objects that the settlers left behind. This richly illustrated book was published in November 2019.
Ian Smith passed away on 3 January 2020. The significant value and depth of Ian’s scholarship is recognised by this shortlisting, and through the ongoing response to his remarkable book.
Winners of the ASHA awards will be announced in late November.