100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa

Author(s): Simon Morton & Riria Hotere

Children's Non-Fiction

Go behind the scenes at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and discover more than 100 treasured items from the Museum’s collection. 

100 Amazing Tales From Aotearoa gives readers a special look at some of the surprising, wonderful, and significant items that Te Papa stores in trust for the nation.

 Learn the secrets of  one of the first  dinosaur fossil ever discovered, see new spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, encounter fearsome weapons from the Pacific, and uncover deep and personal stories of Māori taonga (treasures).

The book is based on the popular TV mini-documentaries Tales from Te Papa, and includes a DVD of the complete series – with a bonus 20 episodes.


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Finalist for LIANZA Non Fiction Award – Elsie Locke Medal 2013

Winner for Best Non-Fiction - New Zealand Post Childrens Book Awards 2013


“a colourful, accessible history book for the whole family”

 – North & South Dec 2012

“The well-illustrated book collates cultural artefacts and art works, enabling readers to enjoy the extended collection at home…

Fragments of rich cultural history are captured throughout…”

– NZ Geographic, Oct 2012

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781877385797
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : Te Papa Press
  • : 45359200.0
  • : September 2012
  • : 240x210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240 mm x 210 mm
  • : Simon Morton & Riria Hotere
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 993.007493
  • : 224
  • : 500+ full-colour and black-and-white images, includes DVD