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Icons Nga Taonga
Icons Nga Taonga

Icons Nga Taonga

From the Collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


320 Pages, 9.5 x 12.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $70.00 (US $70.00) (CA $77.00)

Publication Date: March 2004

ISBN 9780909010966

Rights: US, CA & ASIA

Te Papa Press (Mar 2004)

Price: $70.00


A celebration of New Zealand’s unique identity, this book showcases almost 400 taonga (treasures) from Te Papa’s rich collections. From treasured Mäori artefacts to famous artworks to the skeleton of a legendary racing horse, each item has a story to tell about this country and its people. Icons reflects the conflict and questioning that have forged New Zealand – and continue to do so. Included are newly discovered treasures as well as familiar national icons. The items are brought to life by stunning photography and accompanied by informative descriptions. Each section includes background information in Mäori and English. This is the perfect memento and resource for every New Zealander and every visitor to this land.