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Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki Andrew Moffat, 2012, $50

Puke Ariki Social History Curator Andrew Moffat lets the items in Puke Ariki’s heritage collection take him on a journey of discovery. The result is a collection of short, easy-to-read tales that are the ‘back stories’ of Taranaki’s past – some which had lain untold for years.

Taranaki Culture

Taranaki Culture: fresh out of the box Edited by Susette Goldsmith, 2009 $50.00

The publication of the exhibition held at Puke Ariki 28 February – 1 June, 2009, the book contains images of intriguing artefacts from Puke Ariki’s collection and the creative responses of 15 artists along with illuminating text and comprehensive curator-artist interviews.

Taranaki stories

Taranaki Stories Rhonda Bartle and Sorrel Hoskin, 2006 $20.00

Originally written for the Puke Ariki website, the stories contained within showcase the many wonderful, interesting, influential and sometimes eccentric people who have lived and who still live in the Taranaki region.

contested ground

Contested Ground Te Whenua I Tohea: The Taranaki Wars 1860 - 1881
Edited by Kelvin Day, 2010 $60.00

Offering a thought-provoking perspective on a chaotic war with long- lasting legacies, this award-winning book was published to accompany Puke Ariki’s exhibition Taranaki Wars 1860-2010. Beautifully presented, it is filled with intriguing images.

Taranaki Whenua

Taranaki Whenua: life blood legacy
 Edited by Susette Goldsmith, 2008 $50.00

Through more than 100 full-colour images of paintings, photographs and historic objects, this book portrays the story of Taranaki’s land. The publication of the exhibition held at Puke Ariki 28 February – 25 May 2008, the second in the Common Ground series, the book also contains thought-provoking essays and supportive text.


Connections: Stories of Taranaki
 Edited by Sarah Brown, photography by John Crawford, 2004 $40.00

 Beautiful photographs, accompanied by descriptive and enlightening text, place items from the Puke Ariki Heritage Collection into some surprising situations.

taranaki Fortunes

Taranaki Fortunes: lost and won
Edited by Susette Goldsmith, 2009 $50.00

Retrace the fortunes of our region long after the exhibition closes with the Taranaki Fortunes: lost and won book. Including more than 200 photographs, a full synopsis of the exhibition and commentaries on the fortunes of the region by some of Taranaki's business leaders.

Pukekura park guide

Pukekura Park and Brooklands: a guide to walks
 Text by Ron Lambert, 2007 $15.00

Written by Puke Ariki’s Senior Researcher, Ron Lambert, this book is a comprehensive guide to the flora and fauna found along various routes around the park. The book also contains related items of interest from Puke Ariki’s Heritage Collection.