Three He Tohu companion books released

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 9:43am

He Tohu book covers

These three iconic New Zealand documents are now on public display at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in the exhibition He Tohu. Held jointly with Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, He Tohu presents the documents in a stunning state-of-the-art conservation space, designed to preserve the documents for generations to come.

Three books, published by Bridget Williams Books with the Department of Internal Affairs, take the story of these three foundational documents out to readers throughout the country. Each book contains full colour facsimiles of the original document, and wide-ranging new research led by Archives New Zealand, introduces us to many of the signatories. Text by a leading historian sets each document in context.

He Tohu opened in May 2017. For more information, please visit the He Tohu page.

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For more information about the books, please visit Bridget Williams Books.