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Te Motunui Epa


Rachel Buchanan with her book Te Motunui Epa


The Freemasons Foundation is proud to have supported the distribution of this stunning book to 500 secondary school libraries throughout New Zealand. Published by Bridget Williams Books, the book examines how five exquisitely carved panels journeyed across the world - and changed international law on the protection and repatriation of stolen cultural treasures.


Hidden in swamps after almost 100 years of war, the five carved totara panels were taken to New York, Geneva, London and finally to the Royal Courts of Justice. Rachel Buchanan presents a vivid, richly illustrated narrative to tell a story of art, ancestors and power.


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