Mangarara Pā is an e-book in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington and the Ministry of Education. It connects three time periods of great change in Uawa; 1769, 1840 and 2007 and the story of dual heritage, shared futures that binds them together. This e-book will be an educational resource as part of Te Aho Ngarahu, telling the significant histories of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It will be launched as part of the Te Ahikā celebrations in Uawa, in 2019.
Excerpt 1 from Mangarara Pā:
“In August 2007 a portal in to the past was opened for Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti to step back in time and rediscover the origins and implications of dual-heritage and a shared future in Uawa-nui-a-Ruamatua.
Mangarara Pā was forgotten, this book is an opportunity for this story to be retold, and the final resting place of these ancestors to never be forgotten again.”
Te Aitanga a Hauiti wait and prepare for the visitors to arrive in Uawa, and at dawn, in the distance white sails sweep towards the shores of Opoutama. Onboard are Captain James Cook, his crew and the Raiatea Chief, Tupaea.
Hinematioro and her cousin, Te Whakatatare-o-Te Rangi, welcome those on the ship Endeavour. She hosts for the duration of their stay in Uawa, or Tolaga Bay - the name that was given upon their meeting."