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  • Paradise Pastby Robert W. Kirk

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In the 400 years from Magellan's entrance into Pacific waters to 1920, the lives of the people of the South Pacific were utterly transformed. Exotic diseases from Europe and America, particularly the worldwide influenza pandemic, were deadly for islanders. Ardent missionaries changed the belief systems and lives of nearly all Polynesians, Aborigines,... more...

  • Hobartby Peter Timms

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 16.99

    In this updated edition, Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australia’s smallest, most southerly, least prosperous, but arguably most beautiful state capital. He reveals a city in transition, shaking off its dark and troubled past to claim its special place in the post-modern world: ‘going boutique, nice... more...

  • Aloha Betrayedby Noenoe K. Silva; Gilbert M. Joseph; Emily S. Rosenberg

    Duke University Press 2004; US$ 23.95

    An historical account of native Hawaiian encounters with and resistance to American colonialism, based on little-read Hawaiian-language sources. more...

  • Islands of Destinyby Olive Wyndette

    Tuttle Publishing 1968; US$ 24.95

    This is the complete history of Hawaii. It is the fast-moving narrative of an island nation whose settlement antedates the arrival of European pioneers by a thousand years, and whose destiny it was to become the fiftieth star in the flag of the United States of America. It tells how the Islanders have created a modern-day miracle through education,... 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...

  • Logan Campbell's Aucklandby R.C.J. Stone

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    In Logan Campbell?s Auckland, Russell Stone, the doyen of Auckland historians and author of the awardwinning From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland, recounts 15 tales from his encyclopaedic knowledge of nineteenth-century Auckland. They include the stories of the tree on One Tree Hill, of a newspaper printed on a mangle, of two aborted duels, the mystery... more...

  • The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflictby James Belich

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    The New Zealand Wars is a powerful revisionist history. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the 'Victorian interpretation of racial conflict' to acknowledge those qualities, this account of the New Zealand Wars changed how the country's history was understood. Belich undertakes a complete reinterpretation... more...

  • The Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Keith Sinclair's The Origins of the Maori Wars is a fascinating account of the Waitara purchase and the cause of war in Taranaki in 1860. The seeds of conflict were sown in the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, when colonists arrived to take up land for which they had paid before it had been procured. The King party, one of the... more...

  • A Carved Cloak for Tahuby Mere Whaanga

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Starting with the building of Te Poho o Potiki, the central wharenui at Iwitea of Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti, a hapu of Ngati Kahungunu, A Carved Cloak for Tahu explores its taonga, the iwi and hapu identities represented in its waiata, stories and carvings, its colonial history including experience with the Native Land Court and the religions to which... more...

  • The Future of Tokelauby Judith Huntsman; Kelihiano Kalolo

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Future of Tokelau is a sequel to Judith Huntsman and Antony Hooper?s Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography (1997), and follows the history of that small Pacific nation from the 1970s up to the recent referendum in which Tokelauans decisively voted against independence. This is an extraordinary story a dramatic narrative sometimes taking place... more...