30 Aug 2010

Award for Tuhoe book hailed

8:55 am on 30 August 2010

One of the judges of the New Zealand Post Book Awards says the book that won the supreme award will help change the way people understand the history of Te Urewera.

Dame Judith Binney was surrounded by members of Ngai Tuhoe when she accepted the prize for Encircled Lands on Friday night.

Paul Diamond told Waatea News the book was an extraordinary effort, bringing together archival and oral sources to reveal a hidden history.