Other Judith Binney Trust News
Rachel Buchannan (Writing Award 2020)
Te Motunui Epa
This stunning book examines how five interconnected carved panels, Te Motunui Epa, have journeyed across the world and changed international law, practices and understanding on the protection and repatriation of stolen cultural treasures. By placing these taonga/tūpuna at the centre of the story, Rachel Buchanan presents a vivid narrative, richly illustrated, that draws on newly declassified government records to tell a story of art, ancestors and power. Te Motunui Epa will be published later this year by BWB.
Ryan Bodman (Writing Award 2019)
Through the lens of a sport that was often in the margins of our sporting landscape, Ryan Bodman's history of rugby league provides a compelling new analysis of New Zealand’s social history across a range of distinctive communities. It casts fresh light on the intersections of race, class and culture through exploring the popularity of league amongst blue-collar working-class communities, Kīngitanga Māori, Irish Catholics and Pasifika migrants. Drawing on rich oral history interviews and previously unpublished images, this remarkable book publishes with BWB in 2023.