20 Dec 2014

Aroha Harris: Tangata Whenua

From Saturday Morning, 9:05 am on 20 December 2014

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A host of flags accompanied the many thousands of marchers protesting against foreshore and seabed legislation in 2004. On the right is the first New Zealand flag; also prominent is the tino rangatiranga flag, a flag of self-determination, designed in 1989–90. Photograph by Michael Hall. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, MA_E.003515.

Aroha Harris by Neil PardingtonAroha Harris (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and a lecturer in history at the University of Auckland. She is the author of Hīkoi (2004), about political protest in the late twentieth century, and is co-author with Judith Binney and Atholl Anderson of Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History

Tangata Whenua has won the Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize.

In this 2014 interview Aroha Harris talked to Kim Hill about the project.

Photograph of Aroha Harris by Neil Pardington.

Images from the book