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Book Title: Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A Story from the Battle of Gate Pā (Tauranga Moana Stories, #1)|
The author of the book: Debbie McCauley
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Edition: Mauao Publishing (Tauranga, New Zealand)
Date of issue: April 29th 2014
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This children's picture book tells a story from the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864) which was a pivotal point in the history of Tauranga Moana. It was illustrated by the author's 15-year-old daughter. In the early 1860s people around the world were reviewing methods of warfare and how to improve the way wounded soldiers from all sides were treated. Prior to the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864), Tauranga Māori were pondering the same ideals as notable reformers Henry Dunant and Florence Nightingale. Māori gathered to discuss leader Rāwiri Puhirake's ideas about the treatment of wounded in a battle they knew was inevitable. Hēnare Taratoa, a mission educated lay preacher and teacher, was one of those warriors, and it is he who wrote the Code of Conduct. After the battle British were stunned, not only by their defeat at Gate Pā, but by Māori compassion. Māori chose not to mutilate or kill wounded soldiers, but instead gave water. Seven weeks later the British won the Battle of Te Ranga during which most Tauranga leaders, including Puhirake and Taratoa, were killed. This defeat led to Māori surrender and confiscation of land in Tauranga Moana. This bilingual book tells the story of Taratoa's Code of Conduct and the compassionate actions that resulted. Fact boxes and a timeline are included and add historical detail to Taratoa's story which is commemorated in a chapel at Lichfield Cathedral in England, as well as on a marble frieze at Tauranga's Mission Cemetery.
Longlisted for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Nonfiction Book Award (2015).
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Read information about the authorDebbie McCauley is a librarian, historian, author, and owner of Mauao Publishing, a Tauranga based indie business passionate about connecting Aotearoa’s tamariki with beautifully produced books telling stories from our own backyard in a bilingual, narrative non-fiction format.
Mauao Publishing's releases in 2018 are Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao' (in both small and big book formats) and 'The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana' by Debbie McCauley.
Debbie's book 'Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A story from the Rena Disaster' won the Best Non-Fiction category in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and along with 'Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A story from the Battle of Gate Pā', was a finalist in the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards.
'Mōtītī Blue' was also selected as a White Raven, one of 200 outstanding children’s books published around the world in 2014, and by the New Zealand Blind Foundation to be produced in braille, large print and e-text.
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