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When Toawaka met Cook : stories of Te Whanganui o Hei - Mercury Bay / Richard Gates, John Steele .

By: Gates, Richard (Historian).
Contributor(s): Steele, John (Historian) [author.] | Davis, Joe (Negotiator) | Mercury Bay 250 Trust [issuing body.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Whitianga, New Zealand] : Mercury Bay 250 Trust, 2019Description: 127 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473477875; 0473477874.Subject(s): Toawaka (Rangatira) | Cook, James, 1728-1779 -- Travel -- New Zealand | Ngāti Hei (New Zealand people) -- History -- 18th century | Maori (New Zealand people) -- First contact with Europeans -- New Zealand -- Mercury Bay | Korero nehe | Te Ao Tawhito | Te Ao Hurihuri | Taipuwhenuatanga | Tupuna | Noho-ā-iwi | Mercury Bay (N.Z.) -- History -- 18th century | Mercury Bay (N.Z.) -- Discovery and exploration -- BritishDDC classification: 993.32301 Summary: "An account of 12 extraordinary days in November 1769, when James Cook and his Endeavour crew met Ngāti Hei chief Toawaka and his people in Mercury Bay, Coromandel, in a historic and groundbreaking encounter between Māori and European civilisations"-- Cover.
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When Toawaka Met Cook explores the 12 extraordinary days that Cook and his crew spent with the Mercury Bay tribe, the Ngati Hei. It goes into detail on remarkable events such as the introduction of the potato to New Zealand, Te Horeta's special gift, and the build-up to the first powhiri between the crew of the Endeavour and the Ngati Hei people. When Toawaka Met Cook is the first book to go into depth on this time that very literally shaped our shared culture.

"The authors especially acknowledge the contributions of: Ngāti Hei - Joe Davis"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

"An account of 12 extraordinary days in November 1769, when James Cook and his Endeavour crew met Ngāti Hei chief Toawaka and his people in Mercury Bay, Coromandel, in a historic and groundbreaking encounter between Māori and European civilisations"-- Cover.

In English with some text in M�aori.