Auckland historian Judith Binney wrote or co-wrote a number of books focusing on Māori individuals and communities, including Mihaia: the prophet Rua Kenana and his community of Maungapohatu (1979), Nga morehu: the survivors (1986), Redemption songs (1995) and Encircled lands: Te Urewera 1820–1921 (2009). Her work was innovative, drawing on oral histories, communal memories and photographs as well as documentary sources.
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