100 Amazing Tales From Aotearoa

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Go behind the scenes at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and discover more than 100 treasured items from the Museum’s collection. 

100 Amazing Tales From Aotearoa gives readers a special look at some of the surprising, wonderful, and significant items that Te Papa stores in trust for the nation.

 Learn the secrets of  one of the first  dinosaur fossil ever discovered, see new spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, encounter fearsome weapons from the Pacific, and uncover deep and personal stories of Māori taonga (treasures).

The book is based on the popular TV mini-documentaries Tales from Te Papa, and includes a DVD of the complete series – with a bonus 20 episodes.

View sample pages here

What the reviews say:

“a colourful, accessible history book for the whole family”

 – Nortn & South Dec 2012

“The well-illustrated book collates cultural artefacts and art works, enabling readers to enjoy the extended collection at home…

Fragments of rich cultural history are captured throughout…”

– NZ Geographic, Oct 2012

About Simon Morton and Riria Hotere

Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his TV ONE show Why We Buy and his Radio New Zealand National series This Way Up.

Riria Hotere (Ngāti Maniapoto and Te Aupōuri) is an actor in ‘Kōrero Mai’ and a former member of Te Papa’s education team. Currently she is a Resource Developer at Huia Publishers.

Extent: 224 pp
Illustrations: 500+ full-colour and black-and-white images, includes DVD
Format: 240 mm x 210 mm