Te Rangi Hiroa : The Life of Sir Peter Buck
Whitcombe & Tombs. 1971. (ISBN: 0723303169). Hardcover, with dust jacket. by Published by ,, Christchurch, 1971 pp.314, Plates, Maps. Clean and firm, no inscriptions. Covers are a little curved. Dust wrapper has edge wear, and a chip from front panel. Te Rangi Hiroa, also known as Sir Peter Henry Buck was a prominent member of Ngati Mutunga and grew up in Taranaki. He served as a medical officer in WW1, and served as the MP for Northern Maori, He later became an ethnologist at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu serving as director. He wrote " Vikings of the Sunrise" & "The Coming of the Maori" which have become enduring classics. Professor J. B. Condliffe, who had known Te Rangi Hiroa for over thirty years and had been a colleague at Yale,wrote this book, "rather a personal tribute to an old friend than an essay in biography, and certainly not an ethnological treatise". Thus this book will answer most questions concerning the man himself. It certainly meets most of the requirements for the life of its subject, without attempting to go into detail concerning the times in which he lived. This biography is noted for its general excellence and warm human appeal. Very Good/Good.
Bookman WhanganuiProfessional seller
Book number: 002364
NZD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 17.57 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 1956]
Keywords: 0723303169 maori, biography, history, taranaki, new zealand