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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Fremantle Press 2012; US$ 12.99
A journey of discovery into one of Australia?s most intriguing and exotic regions, the Kimberley, this anthology features both artwork and writing. It includes contributions from talents such as Kate Auty, Peter Bibby, Lesley Corbett, Steve Hawke, Donna Bing-Ying Mak, Stephen Scourfield, Pat Mmanjun Bananga Torres, and Jacqueline Wright, and will... more...
- DK Publishing 2012; US$ 14.00
Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, DK Top 10 Maui, Molokai & Lanai uses exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99
This is the most detailed guide available to Maui, the second-most visited Hawaiian island, with 2+ million visitors yearly. There are endless fascinating things to do here. Watch amazing sunsets from mile-long beaches, visit ancient temples or learn about Maui's whaling history in the nostalgic town of Lahaina. Frolic under waterfalls, hike through... more...