on the actual events surrounding the clash with Maori and is constructed from the
Dutch language journals of Tasman, Barber Surgeon Haelbos and an Unknown sailor.
Extremely well researched, using the extensive knowledge of people who are well
versed in this area; John & Hilary Mitchell, joint authors of a four volume definitive
Maori history of the region Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka, Volume I: Te Tangata Me Te
Whenua – The People And The Land; John Mitchell who is tangata whenua of Mohua;
Robert Jenkin, author of Strangers In Mohua; Professor Anne Salmond, a distinguished Professor and Dame of the Realm attached to Auckland University.