Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History wins the Royal Society Science Prize

Tangata_Whenua_Cover_HR-winner-stickerTangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, written by Atholl Anderson, the late Dame Judith Binney and Aroha Harris and published by Bridget Williams Books, has been honoured with the prestigious Royal Society of New Zealand 2015 Science Book Prize. Described by the judges as ‘a dazzling work of scholarship’, this superb Māori history offers new perspectives on our past and presents a dynamic narrative, based on archival research, oral history and the many published stories of the past two hundred years.

Speaking for the Royal Society of New Zealand, Dr Andrew Cleland noted that Tangata Whenua incorporates research from a wide range of disciplines from the sciences, including social science, and the humanities, which mirrors the breadth of scholarship supported by the Society.