'A book to be treasured for the access it gives us to a little-known corner of the New Zealand experience.'
Tipene O'Regan, Evening Post
This award-winning, trail-blazing book by Michael King restored the Moriori of the Chatham Islands to their rightful place in New Zealand, Pacific and world history. This revised edition contains material that has come to light since first publication.
'King has set the record straight in a richly readable and often moving account of a long ignored sideshow to the history of our country.'
Gordon McLauchlan, National Business Review
'It is authoritative but it is also popular history in the best sense, and that is precisely what is needed to clear away the brambles of racial prejudice and historical error which have all but overwhelmed the subject in the past.'
Atholl Anderson, Otago Daily Times
'This book decisively strips away all the muddle . . . a clear, thoroughly readable and honest history of the Moriori.'
Judith Binney, Sunday Star
'A timely book which must be read so that we will all know more about ourselves and about us as a nation.'
Hirini Moko Mead, Dominion