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The Adventures of Tupaia

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The Adventures of Tupaia – Written by Courtney Sina Meredith and Illustrated by Mat Tait

The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa.

Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra’iatea, becoming a high-ranking ‘arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter.

Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

Format: This book is a Hard cover book

Language: This book is written in English

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About the Author:

Courtney Sina Meredith is an Auckland poet, playwright, fiction writer and musician.

About the Illustrator:

Mat Tait (Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia) is a comics artist, illustrator and writer. Mat is a fluent speaker of te reo Māori. He tutors under the kaupapa of Te Ataarangi, and continues to learn.

Other books Mat has illustrated include:

Te Rā: The Māori sail

The adventures of Tupaia

Mat has also written and illustrated a book: Te wehenga: The separartion of Ranginui and Papatūānuku


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