Te Rangikaheke wrote about most aspects of Maori culture, including language, genealogies, and legends, before 1854. The Library holds copies of his manuscripts. Visit us on the 2nd floor to explore these vivid accounts of Te Arawa history.
" In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name... On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don't think of myself as a victim. I survived. A Stolen Life is my story- in my own way, exactly as i remember it."