The Resource Tuai : a traveller in two worlds, Alison Jones & Kuni Kaa Jenkins

Tuai : a traveller in two worlds, Alison Jones & Kuni Kaa Jenkins

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Tuai : a traveller in two worlds
Title
Tuai
Title remainder
a traveller in two worlds
Statement of responsibility
Alison Jones & Kuni Kaa Jenkins
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Language
eng
Summary
"Tuai of Ngare Raumati was probably the most written-about Maori in the first quarter of the 19th century. His name or a version of it appears in most indexes of books about the pre-1830s Bay of Islands. But almost all modern references to him are in passing. This book indicates that Tooi, who was born about 1797, should be more widely remembered for the key roles he played in those early engagements. His short life - he was 27 when he died - included periods living in Australia and England, and he probably knew more than any other contemporary Maori person about European life. He sought Pakeha friends, and worked hard at educating them, contributing significantly to early-nineteenth-century English and French knowledge of Maori language and culture. Tuai's plans for Pakeha were shaped by the tensions in the Bay of Islands between his Ngare Raumati people (to the south east) and a northern alliance of hapu under the leadership of Ngpuhi. Following Tuai's death in 1824, Ngare Raumati were dispersed from their territories, and Ngapuhi could complete their push into the Bay of Islands. Perhaps because of this defeat, Tuai's story is only now being properly told"--Publisher information
Awards note
Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction, Longlist 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
993.1301092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Tuai : a traveller in two worlds, Alison Jones & Kuni Kaa Jenkins
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Tuai : a traveller in two worlds, Alison Jones & Kuni Kaa Jenkins
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a man standing in a canoe -- Beyond the horizon -- The go-between -- Bringing the Pākehā -- Uneasy friends -- The wide world -- Surviving London -- 'The most extraordinary district in the world' -- Love, kindness and impossible demands -- Leaving England -- A long goodbye -- Lessons and lemons -- The return -- Tuai's dilemma -- Fear and firepower -- At war -- Enter the French -- Teaching about Māori life
Control code
ocn978285291
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Dimensions
26 cm
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Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780947518806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)978285291

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