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  • Country of Writingby Dr. Lydia Wevers

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    This pioneering examination of travel writing about New Zealand in the colonial period discusses a wide range of writing that helped place New Zealand on the literary map, while providing an oblique history of the young nation in the 19th century. Exploring early newspaper accounts; the journals of missionaries, traders, and adventurers; and the guidebooks... more...

  • Singer in a Songless Landby K. R. Howe

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on M?ori and Polynesian studies, a controversial 'socialist' and secretary of the Department of Labour, and a key player in attempts to form a united political labour movement in New Zealand.... more...

  • The Ideal Society and Its Enemiesby Miles Fairburn

    Auckland University Press 1989; US$ 31.99

    In this challenging and provocative study of the nature of settler society in 19th-century New Zealand, Fairburn focuses on the lives of the common people and presents a rigorous and original description of the place and time which is radically different from those of previous historians. An important book that will have a major impact on our understanding... more...

  • Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Logan Campbell's Aucklandby Russell Stone

    Auckland University Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    From the tale of One Tree Hill and a mysterious suicide to the wreck of the HMS Orpheus , the personalities, feuds, and dramas of 19th-century Auckland are brilliantly brought to life in this charming collection. Drawn from the author?s encyclopedic knowledge of Auckland, each of the 15 tales illustrates what daily life was like in the young colony... more...

  • The Dominion of Signsby Nick Perry

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    If you have ever wondered what led to the rise and fall of New Zealand's Telethon, or pondered the appeal of Metro magazine, or sought to understand the popularity of Billy T. James, this book is for you. The Dominion of Signs is a brilliant and provocative commentary on contemporary New Zealand culture. more...

  • Kiwi Keithby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 31.99

    The definitive life story of New Zealand Prime Minister “Kiwi? Keith Holyoake is revealed in this deftly composed exploration of how one man was able to weather complex changes in society to stay in power for more than 11 years. Through his leadership in the 1960s to his position as Governor General in the late 1970s, Holyoake was often derided as... more...

  • From Tamaki-Makaurau-Rau to Aucklandby Russell Stone

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    Drawing on oral histories of the indigenous Maori peoples of the area, archaeological evidence, and early missionaries? diaries and histories, this model of local history provides a comprehensive contextual history of the city of Auckland from first settlement of the area about 800 years ago up to 1840. more...

  • Young Logan Campbellby R.C.J. Stone

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Sir John Logan Campbell is known as the Father of Auckland; he is synonymous with that city. As this first volume of his biography shows, however, he was not particularly enamoured of a pioneering life or of the settlement in which he led it. His purpose in coming to New Zealand and remaining here was to make enough money to live the life of a leisured... more...

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

    Auckland University Press 2011; US$ 31.99

    The first comprehensive guide to key documents and notable quotations on New Zealand?s Treaty of Waitangi, this volume explores the relationship between the Maori and the Pakeha—New Zealanders who are not of Maori descent. Sourced from government publications, newspapers, letters, diaries, poems, songs, and cartoons, this enlightening anthology provides... more...