November 19, 2014
North’s history on app
Visitors to Northland will be able to access stories about where they are through a new free app for smartphones and tablets from Heritage New Zealand and My Tours.
Path to Nationhood sets out the region’s history from the 1770s to the 1830s through six tours.
It includes big stories such as the kidnapping of Tuki and Huru to Norfolk Island, which was one of the first significant exchanges between Maori and Europeans after Cook, as well as smaller and more quirky stories about people and events.
It was written and researched by former Heritage New Zealand staff member Stuart Park, with Professor Manuka Henare and his team at the University of Auckland School of Business providing a Maori cultural and historical perspective.
The app follows a similar Waikato War Driving App developed in partnership with Waikato Tainui.
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