The People and The Land / Te Tangata Me Te Whenua

Bridget Williams Books

This book is a visual and narrative history of two communities, Māori and Pākehā, during a hundred years of settlement in New Zealand.

It reveals how the two cultures saw their history through very different eyes: for Pākehā, it was a story of establishing an ‘English island’ in the Pacific; for Māori, a tale of loss and exclusion. But by setting out these conflicting understandings of the past, the book also seeks to bridge cultural differences through the sharing of knowledge.

Written by three leading historians and lavishly illustrated, it is a stunning presentation of New Zealand’s history.