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It was great to revisit this book which I had originally read as part of my university studies in social anthropology in the 1980's! As a unique part of New Zealand's social history the millennial movements of the Maori make up a fascinating story, none more so that the story of Rua Kenana and his isolated community at Maungapohatu. Without a doubt this story has a current relevance in the recent history of the same area with the terror raids on Tuhoe. And of course there is parallels with the ...more
New Zealand historian, writer and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Auckland. Her work focussed primarily on religion in New Zealand, especially the Māori Ringatū religion founded by Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki and continued by Rua Kenana. She also wrote extensively on the history of Ngāi Tūhoe.More about Judith Binney...