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Aotearoa - The New Zealand Story

$40.00 NZD

Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Gavin Bishop starts over a thousand years ago. The wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.

Navigate your way through this beautifully illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of our history from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover Māori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts. All captured by celebrated children’s book author Gavin Bishop.


  • Written by Gavin Bishop
  • 64 pages
  • Hardback book


A truly special book, Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story deserves a space on every bookshelf, to be taken off and pored over, thumbed and treasured, time and again.

Gavin Bishop is a highly acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator of more than 60 books, whose work ranges from original stories to retellings of Māori myths, European fairy stories, and nursery rhymes.

Available online and in-store at Wellington Museum. Explore our collection of jewellery, taonga, souvenirs, science-themed gifts and more from across Aotearoa New Zealand.