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  • Julius Vogelby Raewyn Dalziel

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Julius Vogel (1835?99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled and isolated provinces into a unified nation, he cultivated trade connections and was an advocate of greater colonial autonomy and equal rights... more...

  • Kinds of Peaceby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Admirably clear and concise in its account of the aftermath of the land wars, Kinds of Peace examines the political, religious and other reactions among Maori towards the coming of peace. It considers the effect of the wars on the Maori people of Waikato, Taranaki, and Hawkes Bay, and draws heavily on Maori sources. Special emphasis is given to leaders... more...

  • King Potatauby Pei Te Hurinui

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 8.74

    This book details the background to the Kingitanga and also tells the story of the first king, Potatau Te Wherowhero. It details all the momentous events of Te Wherowhero's life from around 1775 to his death in 1860, including his status as Lord of the Waikato and the famous battles and conflicts with other tribes, his raising up as the First Maori... more...

  • Kiwi Keithby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    New Zealand's leading political biographer and author of the bestselling biography of Robert Muldoon now writes a definitive life of another prime minister, Keith Holyoake. One of our great farming politicians, Holyoake was Prime Minister for over eleven years chiefly in the 1960s, Governor General from 1977 to 1980 and an MP for over 40 years. Though... more...

  • Korero Tahi: Talking Togetherby Joan Metge

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Korero Tahi: Talking Together is a handbook and companion piece to Dame Joan Metge's earlier work Talking Past Each Other. In Korero Tahi she presents a procedure for managing group discussion which borrows from and draws on Maori tikanga (protocol). It is designed for use in settings where Maori from different iwi or Pakeha from different ethnic groups... more...

  • The Making of New Zealandersby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    The Making of New Zealandersis an account of how transplanted Britons and others turned themselves into New Zealanders, a distinct group of people with their own songs and sports, symbols and opinions, political traditions and sense of self. Looking at the arrival of steamships and the telegraph, at 'God's Own' and the kiwi, rugby and votes for women,... more...

  • Mana Tangataby Huia Tomlins-Jahnke; Malcolm Mulholland

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    This is a collection of papers by senior Maori academics who are experts and have considerable mana in their chosen fields. The ten contributing authors, who are academics at Massey University, discuss the Maori language, marae, religion, the Treaty of Waitangi, the State and Maori, citizenship education, mental health, the health workforce, kaitiakitanga... more...

  • Maori Origins and Migrationsby M.P.K. Sorrenson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Since Europeans first set foot in New Zealand they have speculated about where the Maori people came from, how they made their way to New Zealand and how they lived when they arrived here. Theories have abounded: some of them have hardened into accepted truth. The result has been an accumulation of Pakeha myths about Maori origins. The process of this... more...

  • Maori and Social Issuesby Tracey McIntosh; Malcolm Mulholland

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99

    Maori and Social Issues is a collection of essays by experts in various fields of social sciences which collectively act as a snapshot of where Maori currently sit in relation to contemporary New Zealand society as a whole.The book is the first of a series to be published on research into the state of New Zealand's institutions and sectors of endeavour.... more...

  • Matters of the Heartby Angela Wanhalla

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. Before becoming a soldier, Soutar's life revolved around his farm at Whakatane, where he lived with his Maori wife Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by a clergyman'. Matters of the Heart introduces us to couples like Philip and Kathleen to unravel the long history of interracial relationships... more...