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Joan Druett is a maritime historian who specialises in the unusual people who voyaged under sail, including women, children, pirates and adventurous Polynesians. She is the author of many award-winning books, including Tupaia, which won the NZ Post Best Book of General Non-fiction in 2012. Joan was born in Nelson in 1939.
77-year-old historian from Khandallah in censorship shocker: We ran Joan Druett's piece on Captain William Hayes on Monday, then pulled it down because it provoked great wrath, and now we've reposted an amended version.