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- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99
Celebrated, revered, and studied, whales hold particular allure, but for much of history they have been relentlessly hunted throughout the oceans. A Savage History is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship that tells the rich history of whales and whaling, following the stories of whalers from the 18th century to the present day.... more...
- Auckland University Press 2011; US$ 31.99
From the 1840s through World War I, the South Island of New Zealand was transformed as large tracts of land were claimed, native vegetation was burned, and large-scale sheep farming was established for wool and, later, meat production. This record focuses on one case study in particular—John Barton Acland and the Mt Peel Station in South Canterbury,... more...
- Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 23.99
Analyzing everything from shipping records to death registers, this book takes an in-depth look at New Zealand's European ancestors, exploring the origins of the island's national identity. Using individual examples of immigrants and their families, it examines their geographical origins, their occupational and class backgrounds, and their religion... more...
- Auckland University Press 2003; US$ 31.99
Commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this interpretive history tackles New Zealand's most important department of state, the Treasury Department. The history of the complex interplay between New Zealand's government, economy, and people is detailed. McKinnon shows the perennial jousting of officials with ministers, the rise and fall... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 16.19
On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians who went to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over several decades before the 1970s. This extraordinary book balances expatriates with indigenous... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 15.96
A fascinating insight into Breaker Morant and the question of morality and human life. The question of "The Breaker's" innocence is still being fiercely debated more than a century after Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock were shot on a lonely veldt outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February, 1902, by a British military firing squad.... more...