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  • Tauiraby Joan Metge

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 21.88

    What it was like growing up in Maori rural communities in the mid-twentieth century? Voices from the past answer this question in the pages of this book. In te reo Maori, ‘tauira? means both student and teacher. In the book Tauira, acclaimed educator and anthropologist Joan Metge introduces readers to Maori methods of teaching and learning that are... more...

  • The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflictby James Belich

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    First published in 1986, James Belich?s groundbreaking book and the television series based upon it transformed New Zealanders? understanding of New Zealand?s great ?civil war?: struggles between Maori and Pakeha in the 19th century. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the Victorian interpretation of racial... more...

  • At the Margin of Empireby Jennifer Ashton

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    In telling the story of John Webster?s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. more...

  • Entanglements of Empireby Tony Ballantyne

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 21.88

    The first Protestant mission to New Zealand, established in 1814, saw the beginning of complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Entanglements of Empire is a deft reconstruction of the cross-cultural translations of this early period. Misunderstanding was rife: the physical body itself became the most contentious site of... more...

  • Van Diemen's Landby Murray Johnson; Jeremy Beckett

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years?and why did Maori not enjoy the same life expectancy? Why were New Zealanders? health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late 20th century?... more...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand, and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history, and culture of the Ngapuhi people?a profound... more...

  • Consuming Ocean Islandby Katerina Martina Teaiwa

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina... more...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people – a profound... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 21.88

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest lived people on the face of the globe for eighty years – and why did Maori not enjoy the same life expectancy? Why were New Zealanders? health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late twentieth century? Through lively text and quantitative... more...