Matiatia: Gateway to Waiheke

Author(s): Paul Monin

Rotorua Books

Matiatia Bay is the gateway to Waiheke Island. Lying beside the island’s best natural harbour, it has been the landing place for Māori waka, settler barges, tourist yachts and commuter ferries today. This beautiful heritage site is threatened by development - a marina is proposed, and intensive parking. Establishing the significance of the past, historian Paul Monin tells Matiatia’s story from early Māori occupation to the present day. Here in a fertile bay in the magnificent setting of the Hauraki Gulf is a microcosm of New Zealand’s history. Charmingly written, MATIATIA: GATEWAY TO WAIHEKE includes a rich array of photographs and maps.


Product Information

Paul Monin is a long-time Waiheke resident whose knowledge of the island’s past (both Māori and European) is unparalleled. His history of the Hauraki Gulf area, HAURAKI CONTESTED (BWB) won the J. M. Sherrard Award for local history, and his earlier history of Waiheke sold over 5000 copies.

General Fields

  • : 9781927131459
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : November 2012
  • : 240x195mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 993.24
  • : 134
  • : Black and white
  • : Paul Monin
  • : Paperback