The Welcome of Strangers

The Welcome of Strangers

The title of Professor Atholl Anderson's The Welcome of Strangers was taken from Thomas Brunner's 1847 comment ‘at Parika we received the welcome of strangers in a bountiful supply of fern-root, preserved wekas and fish.' The work - a significant one dealing with the history of the origins and migrations of Waitaha and Kati Mamoe, and the arrival of Ngāi Tahu - was commissioned by the Dunedin City Council to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Otago Association Settlement of Otago and Southland. Issued in paperback and hardback, Anderson's book received excellent reviews. The result: the paperback edition sold out, and only a few hardback copies remain.

Atholl Anderson, The Welcome of Strangers. An Ethnohistory of Southern Maori A.D. 1650-1850 (1998).

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