Rangatira

Rangatira

A Novel

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey there, twenty years earlier, with a party of northern rangatira. As he sits for Lindauer, Paratene retreats deeper and deeper into the past, from the triumphs in London and their meetings with royalty to the disintegration of the visit into poverty, mistrust, and humiliation.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books, 2011.
Branch Call Number: HISTORICAL
Characteristics: 296 p. :,map ;,20 cm.
Custom Field2: "Based on a true story." --Back cover.

Opinion

From Library Staff

'Rangatira' features Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu who, as his portrait is painted by the famed Gottfried Lindauer, regresses into memories of the past and his travels to England twenty years earlier. Te Manu recalls the ways in which the trip devolved from meetings with royalty to distrust an... Read More »

'Rangatira' tells of the experience of Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu who, as his portrait is painted by the famed Gottfried Lindauer over three days regresses into memories of the past and his travels to England twenty years earlier. Te Manu recalls the ways in which the trip devolved from mee... Read More »


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at My Library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top