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2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards Longlist

‘He ringatoi o ngā tūpuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits’ by Hilary and John Mitchell longlisted in the illustrated non-fiction section. Isaac Coates was an Englishman who lived in Wellington and Nelson between 1841 and 1845. During that time he painted watercolour portraits of 58 Māori from Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington, Waikanae and Kāpiti.  Coates’s meticulous records of each subject’s name, iwi and place of residence are invaluable, and enabled the authors in many places to establish their whakapapa.


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