Author(s): Evelyn Stokes
This is a history, taken from his own words, of one of New Zealand's most important Maori leaders. To date, it is the most complete collection of sources and commentary surrounding the life of Wiremu Tamihana Te Waharoa Tarapipipi, rangatira of the Ngati Haua iwi, commonly referred to as 'The Kingmaker' for his role in the institution of the Maori King Movement.
Evelyn Stokes, DNZM, is a professor of geography at Waikato University and a knighted member of the Waitangi Tribunal. She has published many articles and research papers and served on several Government appointed committees, with both a contributor to and on the editorial committee of the Historical Atlas of New Zealand and the New Zealand Geographic Board. Evelyn undertook Wiremu Tamihana with the blessing and acceptance of Ngati Haua, for whom she preserves the words of Tarapipipi without prejudice.