Whanganui Regional Museum, Micheele Horwood & Che Wilson
Te Ara Tapu presents more than 150 of the most prized treasures from the extensive collection of historically important and stunning taonga Maori entrusted to the care of the Whanganui Regional Museum.
A tauparapara, or chant, takes you on a poetic journey of discovery around the Whanganui region, uncovering the hidden histories and stories behind place names and people and the taonga they revere.
The connections of the local taonga to their homes are woven into these stories, as are the links joining taonga from elsewhere to places within our region.
Lavishly illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs of the treasures as well as historical images, this book is a memorable and beautiful record of the region and its people. A bonus CD contains a record of all 4,500 taonga Maori held by the Museum.
Flexibind cover. Random House NZ, 2008, 152pages, new with sale line