Mere Clarke

Ngāti Porou

Mere Clarke (Ngāti Porou) is a resource teacher of Māori and a mother of 13. She lives in Gisborne, where she is further developing her writing.

Her book, Whirikoki and his Seal is currently out of print. It is a beautiful book that brings to life the East Coast legend that explains the Gisborne place-name Puna Hinu.

Biographical sources

  • 25 October 2016

    Children's literature

  • Whirikoki and his seal. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia Publishers, 1997.
  • Illustrations by Manu Smith.