14 May 2015

Long web feature: Tangata Whenua - Maori History

From Our Changing World, 9:47 pm on 14 May 2015

In this web-only podcast Archaeologist Atholl Anderson discusses the climate conditions and socio-political circumstances that led groups of Polynesian navigators to discover and settle in New Zealand.

Atholl Anderson is an archaeologist at the Australian National University, with a special interest in ocean navigation, maritime technology and the settlement of islands. Over the past few years, his focus has been on producing a comprehensive history of humanity’s last great migration across the Pacific Ocean and, ultimately, the settlement of New Zealand.

This work has taken shape as his contribution to Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, published by Bridget Williams Books and co-authored with Aroha Harris and the late Dame Judith Binney.

You might like to check out the sister story to this one: