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He Kōrero: Words Between Us - First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper

By Alison Jones, Kuni Jenkins

He Kōrero: Words Between Us - First Māori-Pākehā Conversations on Paper

This book traces Māori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Māori had with paper and writing and the first relationships between Māori and Europeans in the earliest school. 

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This book traces Māori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Māori had with paper and writing and the first relationships between Māori and Europeans in the earliest school. 

The earliest Māori–Pākehā engagements were vividly recorded by both Māori and Pākehā in drawings and writing in the early 1800's. These beautiful archival images tell stories about how Māori encountered pen and paper, which gives us a new and exciting perspective on the past.

He Kōrero: Words Between Us
is a controversial and enlightening book that will stimulate fresh thinking about those first conversations between Māori and Pākehā.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781869694784
  • Dimension: 180 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 247
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 21 Nov 2011

This book traces Māori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Māori had with paper and writing and the first relationships between Māori and Europeans in the earliest school.

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"This book is essential reading for lovers of history in general and New Zealand in particular...Traces of Kiwi ingenuity, resourcefulness can be found in the practical and revealing passages. This is an exciting thread that binds together the history of the world's newest nation."Athena - Edinburgh Book Review
"...an exciting journey with Jenkins and Jones through the realms of early Māori experience with writing and reading that will be closely scrutinised by Ngāpuhi, Māori and Pākehā scholars. It is a highly significant text..."Kura Marie Taylor - NZ Journal of Educational Stud

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About the Author

Alison Jones

Alison Jones is a professor at Te Puna Wānanga, the School of Māori and Indigenous Education, University of Auckland and was awarded the NZARE McKenzie Award in December 2011 for her significant contribution to educational research. She has worked with Māori scholars and students in the field of education for 25 years and has a fascination with the... Read More

About the Author

Kuni Jenkins

Kuni Jenkins is a professor with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi where she teaches and conducts research. She has had a long-term interest in literacy, and her PhD involved archival study of early Māori written documents and the relationships between Māori and Pākehā. She has written a number of books in the area of sociology of education and Māori... Read More