Author(s): Marion Mare & Aloma Parker
Illustrating the history of the W?hiao people through their relationship with the
thermal valley of Te Whakarewarewatanga-o-te-ope-taua-a-W?hiao, W?hiao is a true
David and Goliath saga. The stories recorded here describe the ancient and bloody
wars fought, lost and won by W?hiao along with their more recent courtroom battles.
Handsomely designed and illustrated, W?hiao makes fascinating reading, bringing to
life the forces of adversity faced by the many heroes, both historical and modern, in
their fight for recognition of their mana whenua over their ancestral land.
A social scientist and research psychologist, Dr Marian Maré has worked on many
projects for people who have gone on to benefit from her extraordinary
entrepreneurial skills. Dr Aloma Parker, a highly respected clinical practitioner and
consultant is a skilled researcher and writer. The two women are active in the New
Zealand Psychological Society, and they have worked closely together on a number