Friday, November 20, 2009

Nga Waka o Neherā

Sales Points:

  • Re-issue of the authoritative reference work on Maori voyaging canoes
  • Collects all published information on the topic into one volume
  • Essential item for libraries of New Zealand history
  • Attractive design with maps for easy reference
  • Includes special sections on Maui’s and Rata’s waka

The Book:

Finally back in print after more than five years, this is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand – including lists of the waka, names of crew members and vessels, karakia and waiata, and maps. A must for lovers of history, students of Maori and nautical enthusiasts.

This is the second in a programme of short-run reissues of important New Zealand books by Libro International.

The Author:

Jeff Evans is a writer and photographer who works for leading clients in New Zealand and overseas. An authority on Maori canoes, Jeff is also the author of Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe, The Discovery of Aotearoa and Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand, and editor of Elsdon Best’s Notes on the Art of War. Jeff lives in Waitakere City.


  • Jeff is available for media opportunities or marketing support; check or contact Jeff on

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