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  • 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 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...

  • 'Hauhau'by Paul Clark

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    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' M?ori 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 Father and His Giftby R.C.J. Stone

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Few New Zealand biographies are so rich in social and personal detail. Written with the vivid touches of a novelist, The Father and his Gift completes the story of Sir John Logan Campbell, venerated in old age as the Father of Auckland, and presents a compelling portrait of Auckland. The final volume of Logan Campbell's life story traces his struggles... more...

  • His Wayby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    This the only authorized biography of New Zealand?s prime minister, Robert Muldoon?one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. Based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime minister?s official and private papers and diaries, this... 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...

  • Sir Joseph Wardby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Sir Joseph Ward (1856?1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906?12 and 1928?30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the time of his death. This lively biography is the story of an ambitious first-generation New Zealander... more...

  • The Nationbuildersby Brian Easton

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 23.99

    This is a collection of linked essays on individuals and companies from 1931 to 1984 who contributed in major ways to building the New Zealand nation. It captures the intertwining of the lives of politicians, their advisers, and those influence them, as well as the ideas and experiences that drove them. While it focuses on economic strategy, the book... more...