Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand

From Saturday Morning, 11:30 am on 9 November 2019
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A new book tells the story of Aotearoa New Zealand through the maps that guided our first inhabitants and the explorers and settlers that followed.  

Singing the Trail digs back into the history of the maps, the map-makers, and those who were using them.

From the oral maps made by early Polynesian and Maori settlers, in songs, karakia and stories, to Abel Tasman's early efforts, to James Cook's more detailed maps that helped him circumnavigate Aotearoa.

Author John McCrystal has written, co-written or ghost-written over 50 non-fiction titles on a diverse range of subjects, including biography, social history, travel, sport and economics.