Before Maori - NZ's First Inhabitants by Ross M Bodle

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This book explores a variety of evidence pointing to a long-term pre-Maori inhabitation of New Zealand. It covers the movement of people from Africa, across Asia and down through the Pacific, tracing their route by demonstrating striking similarities of language and culture. The content may be controversial, but the book, far from being divisive, encourages all native-born New Zealanders to think of themselves as one people.
 

About Ross M Bodle

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I'm a New Zealander and an ardent one at that being from 'Ngati Porou' on the East Coast of the North Island. At an early age we as a family found our local Maori a proud fun loving people who gave many hours of education and encouragement in the way of Maoridom. This I've personally cherished as taught through 'Mary Grey' our adorable Maori nanny from 'Tokomaru Bay' an iwi (tribe) known for its knowledge on healing properties. To all the New Zealand born, we are one nation of diverse cultures, simply known as 'Kiwis' a proud multicultural island nation in the far reaches of the Southern Pacific.
 
Published November 20, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 108 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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