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- 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...
- NewSouth 2012; US$ 16.99
In this updated edition, Peter Timms leads us on a journey through his adopted city of Hobart, Australias 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 1968; US$ 5.95
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 40.99
This insightful study examines the strategies used by outsiders to usurp Hawaiian lands and undermine indigenous Hawaiian culture. Drawing upon historical and contemporary examples, Wood investigates the journals of Captain Cook, Hollywood films, commercialized hula, Waikiki development schemes, and the appropriation of Pele and Kilauea by haoles to... more...
- Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 6.99
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...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
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...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 18.99
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...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
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... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Maori chiefs and Governor Hobson in 1840 it has become the defining document in New Zealand history. From the New Zealand Wars to the 1975 Land March, from the Kingitanga to the Waitangi Tribunal, from Captain Cook to Hone Harawira, The Treaty of Waitangi Companion tells the story of the Treaty... more...