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  • 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...

  • The Pacific Basin since 1945by Roger C. Thomspon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The nations of the Pacific Basin - in East and Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific islands and the Americas - make up the world's largest economic zone, and its most culturally diverse region. In recent years its Asian 'Tiger Economies' have suffered economic collapse and unfinished business from the Cold War has produced continuing conflict... more...

  • Ko te Whenua te Utu / Land Is the Priceby M. P. K. Sorrenson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson?one of New Zealand?s leading historians and himself of mixed Maori and Pakeha descent?has dived deeper than anyone into the story of two peoples in New Zealand. In this new book, Sorrenson brings together his major writing from the last 56 years into a powerful whole?covering topics from the origins of... more...

  • The Catalpa Escapeby Joy Lefroy; Mike Lefroy; Marion Duke

    Fremantle Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In Fremantle Prison they are alone, half a world away from home. But their powerful friends in America have not forgotten them. Danger, excitement and daring — this is an extraordinary true story. more...

  • Talking Past Each Otherby Patricia Kinloch; Joan Metge

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Where numbers of different cultural groups come together, misunderstandings and tensions can arise, even where there is the greatest goodwill on both sides. Sometimes even those involved are unable to explain why. In this book the authors set out to explore the situations and contexts in which cross cultural misunderstandings can occur. Talking Past... more...