Navigation Menu+

Melissa Matutina Williams

Melissa Matutina Williams

Melissa Matutina Williams (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Maru) is a contributor to Tangata Whenua: an illustrated history and teaches history at the University of Auckland. Her recent book Panguru and the City draws on the oral narratives of the Te Rarawa people who in the mid-twentieth century, at a time when it was ‘not cool to kōrero’, migrated like many rural Māori to the cities of Aotearoa New Zealand. The book challenges how the history of urban migration has previously been told. Melissa Williams’ scholarship has been acknowledged with honours and awards including the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust / Dame Joan Metge Post-Doctoral Research Award. She has published and presented in the field of indigenous studies in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

Toggle This
  • Going West Books & Writers Festival

    The literary festival dedicated to celebrating New Zealand / Aotearoa authors, their writing and their worlds.
  • Stay in touch

    Subscribe to our periodic email newsletter for our latest news & updates.

  • Contact Us

    PO Box 60413 Titirangi
    Auckland 0642



    Website developed by WhySquare Ltd
    Report a bug

  • Follow Us