Author(s): Simon Morton & Riria Hotere
Te Papa stores more than 2 million pieces in trust for the nation. 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa takes readers on a tour behind the scenes of the museum to discover more about 100 of these treasured items. Readers will learn the secrets of the first dinosaur fossil ever discovered, see new and unique spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, encounter fearsome weapons and armour from the Pacific and uncover the deep and personal stories of Māori taonga. Based on ‘Tales from Te Papa’, the fascinating series of minidocumentaries from TVNZ, this book includes a DVD of the complete series, with a bonus 20 episodes.
Finalist for LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal 2013
Winner for Best Non-Fiction - New Zealand Post Childrens Book Awards 2013
Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his TV ONE show ‘Why We Buy’ and his Radio New Zealand National series ‘This Way Up’.
Riria Hotere (Ngāti Maniapoto and Te Aupōuri) is an actor in ‘Korero Mai’ and former member of Te Papa’s education team. Currently she is a Resource Developer at Huia Publishers.