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Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki

By Andrew Moffat

Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki

Showcasing 57 items from the collections at Puke Ariki museum in Taranaki, New Zealand, Flashback puts a fresh light on Taranaki heritage and the stories of the region and people. From items such as Swanndri, the Kiakia Swamp, Depression furniture and kahu kurī to stories about people such as Tau Ihu Kingi, the Highwayman, AW Reid and a forger of artifacts, the text is lively and entertaining.

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Showcasing 57 items from the collections at Puke Ariki museum in Taranaki, New Zealand, Flashback puts a fresh light on Taranaki heritage and the stories of the region and people. From items such as Swanndri, the Kiakia Swamp, Depression furniture and kahu kurī to stories about people such as Tau Ihu Kingi, the Highwayman, AW Reid and a forger of artifacts, the text is lively and entertaining.

The book is richly illustrated with photographs of the objects themselves as well as images and accompanying brief text that give new angles on the treasures and tell little-known stories about the objects and region. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781869694821
  • Dimension: 210 x 260 mm
  • Pages: 340
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 01 Jun 2012

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About the Author

Andrew Moffat

Andrew Moffat was born and raised in New Plymouth and is now a curator of social history at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. A Massey University history, jounalism and museum studies graduate, he has worked as a reporter for the Christchurch Press and in collection management roles at Canterbury Museum. He was a contributing author to Contested Ground: Te... Read More