Te Kerikeri 1770–1850

Bridget Williams Books

Te Kerikeri is currently out of print.

Acting as a ‘meeting pool’ for Māori and Europeans in the early nineteenth century, the Kerikeri Basin is today one of the country’s major heritage sites.

An early site of missionary activity, it was a ‘middle ground’ where two cultures found new ways to live with each other. Although over time the land passed into European hands, enduring emblems of the past – buildings, archaeological sites and memories of wāhi tapu – remain, shared by both cultures.

This richly illustrated collection of essays tells a vivid story of a crucial place in New Zealand history.