December 04, 2019
Judith Binney awards boost Maori scholarship
Kai Tahu historian Michael Stevens is the winner of this year’s Judith Binney Fellowship for Māori writers.
The fellowship will support the completion of his book 'A World History of Bluff.'
Judith Binney Writing Awards have gone to three wāhine:
– Architectural historian, Ellen Andersen from Tainui, who is writing a book on 100 years of Matangireia, the First Māori Affairs Committee Room at Parliament.;
– Dr Rachel Buchanan from Taranaki and Te Ātiawa will further her research on Te Motunui Epa, a set of carved panels found in a Waitara swamp in the 1970s and smuggled out of New Zealand before being returned after extensive legal battles and negotiation;
– and Dr Ngahuia Murphy from Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, who is exploring the ritual histories of Māori women and their status in traditional society.
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