Image: Tupaia: Book by Joan Druett
The cover of Joan Druett’s book (Random House New Zealand 2011).
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'Joan Druett's wonderful and captivating book vividly brings to life the fascinating contributions of an amazing explorer and cultural ambassador, Tupaia, who for too long has been relegated to the shadows of history. And in the process, she puts a well-deserved dent in the legend of Captain James Cook.' Eric Jay Dolin.
The cover illustration shows Maori man trading with British Officer, watercolour painted by Tupaia in 1769-70.