Author(s): Pei Te Harinui Jones
This book details the background to the Kingitanga and also tells the story of the first king, Potatau Te Wherowhero.
Pei Te Hurinui (1898-1976), Ngati Maniapoto leader, interpreter, land officer, writer, translator, genealogist, was bilingual and published extensively in both English and Maori. He translated several of Shakespeare's plays and Fitzgerald's Omar Khayyam into Maori and collaborated with Sir Apirana Ngata, on the first three volumes of Nga Moteatea. His first and main interest was in recording and compiling the Tainui traditions published in Nga Iwi o Tainui.