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Te Kupenga: 101 Stories of Aotearoa from the Turnbull (Hardcover)

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Published to mark 100 years since the establishment of the famous Alexander Turnbull Library, one of New Zealand’s great storehouses, this energetic, comprehensive book approaches the history of Aotearoa New Zealand through 101 remarkable objects. Each tells a story, be it of discovery, courage, dispossession, conflict, invention, creation, or conservation. The objects range from letters and paintings to journals, photographs, posters, banners, and books. The place each has in the patchwork of the narrative creates a vivid overall view of the people of this place and the unique histories they have made together. An invaluable resource for schools and the home, and a great way to dive into our history, Te Kupenga takes us deep inside the remarkable Turnbull collection and sheds light on who we are.

About the Author

Chris Szekely has held the statutory position of Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library since 2007. He began his library career at the Auckland School Library Service, and for a time led library services in the South Auckland city of Manukau. He is a founding member of the Maori Information Professionals’ Association Te Ropu Whakahau and a Fellow of the Library & Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa. He is also an award-winning children’s author with works published in te reo Maori and English. Michael Keith cut his teeth in publishing as editor of theSchool Journal with the Department of Education. Since 1990, he has been the principal of Shearwater Associates, a company engaged in numerous publishing, writing, editorial, and educational projects in New Zealand and the Pacific. This has included multiple exhibition and visitor experience developments at Te Papa Tongarewa and many other museums, historic places, and environmental and recreational sites throughout Aotearoa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780995143173
ISBN-10: 099514317X
Publisher: Massey University Press
Publication Date: January 11th, 2022
Pages: 280
Language: English