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In a snapshot of intergenerational history, Porangahau women Marina Sciascia and Hilary Pedersen have combined to produce their second book of stories about the lives of women of their district. Their book “Tuahine Sisters Of Porangahau” follows on from the higly successful “Hakui Mothers Of Porangahau” published three years ago. Working alongside long time Wellington photographer Sal Criscillo the trio have produced a stylishly designed publication which is lavishly illustrated.

216 p
very good condition

Matatoa Fathers And Sons
Maori and European Stories of a Small New Zealand Community

Marina Sciascia & Hilary Pedersen
(signed by authors at launch 2011)

Porangahau in Hawke's Bay is a significant coastal district, long settled by Ngati Kere iwi and later by high profile early colonisers. As such generations of families who call it 'home' ripple around NZ. ,' the book is a compilation of family- written stories initiated by local women Marina Sciascia & Hilary Pedersen of Te Hanganui Partnership (The Work Of Two). packed with information. Whakapapa, genealogy, early history & personal recollections sit side by side contained within 450 pages &300 photoS. "This book is a model for all communities who want to ensure that our shared stories live on & continue to bring us together as a unique nation," says Dr Orange. 19 stories are featured, among them the Te Atua, Tipene, Tutaki, Kuru &Wakefield families along with early colonial settlers including the Cannings of 'Oakbourne, Ormonds of Wallingford, Hunters of Porangahau & John White. Later arrivals the Stoddart and Willis families along with the Mouats of Mangaorapa Station also tell their stories. A Wellington based design & editorial team involving photographer & associate Sal Criscillo, Dr Piri Sciascia, Brian Morris Huia Publishing & designer Pieta Brenton are responsible for a powerful presentation & layout.

444 p
b/w & sepia illus
s/c 2011

auction is for both books
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