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Taketakerau - the Millennium Tree


Main Details

Title Taketakerau - the Millennium Tree
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Marnie Anstis
Illustrated by Patricia Howitt
Illustrated by Kelly Spencer
Physical Properties
ISBN/Barcode 9781877577680
Children's (6-12)
Illustrations colour illustrations

Publishing Details

Publisher Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Imprint Steele Roberts & Associates Ltd
Publication Date 19 December 2011
Publication Country New Zealand


A child listens to Koro and Grandma as they weave a tale about the life and times of the ancient puriri tree Taketakerau, the settlement and development of Aotearoa New Zealand, and world events over the last 2000 years.

Author Biography

Marnie Anstis and her husband Peter own and run a farm and kiwifruit orchard near the Hukutaia Domain, where the Taketakerau tree still stands, in Bay of Plenty. Taketakerau: The Millennium Tree, is her first book. Patricia Howitt works as a freelance artist and has artworks in collections in New Zealand and abroad.