"Ngati Kangaru"

Title"Ngati Kangaru"
Year for Search1994
AuthorsGrace, Patricia
Secondary TitleThe Sky People and Other Stories
Pagination25-43
Date Published1994
PublisherPenguin (NZ)
Place PublishedAuckland, New Zealand
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Female author, Maori author
Annotation

Humorous Maori eutopia in which the Maori reclaim Aotearoa/New Zealand from the pakeha (Europeans) who tricked their ancestors into signing over land. Since the pakeha used deeds signed by people who didn’t own the land, they did the same and occupied resorts, summer homes, and golf courses when not being used and central Auckland where no one lived anymore. Families moved in and business catering to them opened. Her best-known novel, Potiki, Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Books (N. Z.), 1986, resonates with this story in that it is concerned with Maori defending their ancestral land from developers.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. (London: Women’s Press, 1994), 25-43. Story rpt. in Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing. Comp. and ed. Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Josie Douglas (Alice Springs, NT, Australia: Jukurrpa Books, 2000), 131-44.

Holding Institutions

ATL, PSt

Author Note

. New Zealand Maori female author (b. 1937).

Full Text

1994 Grace, Patricia (b. 1937). “Ngati Kangaru.” The Sky People and Other Stories (Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin (NZ), 1994), 25-43. Rpt. (London: Women’s Press, 1994), 25-43. Story rpt. in Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing. Comp. and ed. Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and Josie Douglas (Alice Springs, NT, Australia: Jukurrpa Books, 2000), 131-44.

Humorous Maori eutopia in which the Maori reclaim Aotearoa/New Zealand from the pakeha (Europeans) who tricked their ancestors into signing over land. Since the pakeha used deeds signed by people who didn’t own the land, they did the same and occupied resorts, summer homes, and golf courses when not being used and central Auckland where no one lived anymore. Families moved in and business catering to them opened. Her best-known novel, Potiki, Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin Books (N. Z.), 1986, resonates with this story in that it is concerned with Maori defending their ancestral land from developers. New Zealand/Aotearoa Maori female author.