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Join us in the Te Papa Store, surrounded by books for this exclusive Friends launch of ‘Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing’. A beautifully designed and richly illustrated retelling of the unique and powerful social history of Samoan tattooing, from 3000 years ago to modern practices.
This is your opportunity to hear Te Papa Press publisher Nicola Legat talk about the state of New Zealand’s publishing industry and broader bookstore and writers’ festival environment.
The compelling story of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach, the charismatic and free-spirited German who was appointed as naturalist on the controversial 1839 expedition to New Zealand to buy land from Maori. He had strong views on colonisation which cut across the thinking at the time…
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