The History of the Horouta Canoe, Gisborne and East Coast
Author: Rongowhakaata Halbert
Specs: 280 x 210 mm portrait, HB, 496 pp, b&w
Published: November 2012
Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke’s Bay. Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halbert and his family, this outstanding work of scholarship is destined to serve the needs of all New Zealanders, and especially the peoples of Gisborne and the East Coast, for generations to come.