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  • 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...

  • The Treaty of Waitangi Companionby Vincent O'Malley; Bruce Stirling; Wally Penetito

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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 and Maori... more...

  • 'Hauhau'by Paul Clark

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Maori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on... more...

  • The New Zealand's Londonby Ron Palenski; Felicity Barnes

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists: over the last 150 years, all of these people, things and ideas have gone back and forth from New Zealand to London to help define, and redefine, the relationship between this country and the colonial centre. In New Zealand?s London, expanded from an award-winning... more...

  • The Fourth Eyeby Brendan Hokowhitu; Vijay Devadas

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 82.50

    The Fourth Eye brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars to provide a critical and comprehensive account of the intricate and complex relationship between the media and M?ori culture. Examining the Indigenous mediascape, The Fourth Eye shows how M?ori filmmakers, actors, and media producers have depicted conflicts over citizenship... more...

  • The Making of New Zealandersby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    The Making of New Zealanders is 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...

  • The Making of New Zealandersby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown shipping, railway, and telegraph networks as well as at the Maori and kiwi experiences, not to mention the emergence of rugby teams, this book accounts... more...

  • New Zealand's Londonby Felicity Barnes

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists?throughout the last 150 years, people, objects and ideas have gone back and forth between New Zealand and London, defining and redefining the relationship between this country and the colonial center that many New Zealanders once called home. Exploring the relationship... more...