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

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    James Belich?s book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the new Zealand Wars . . . explains how we came by the version and why it is all wrong, and substitutes his own interpretation. It is a vigorous and splendidly stylish contribution to our historiography. the 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...

  • 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...

  • The Cook Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    The Cook Islands, named after the British Captain who seems to have been everywhere in the Pacific, are scattered like tiny jewels over a large stretch of sea between Tahiti and Samoa. Rarotonga, the principal island, is 2,500 miles due south of Honolulu - as far south of the equator as Honolulu is north of it - a similarity that provides both places... more...

  • New Zealandby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 94.00

    A small, geographically isolated country, New Zealand faces some serious energy sector challenges, requiring special attention to security of supply issues, both in oil and gas domains. Natural gas production from the major Maui field is rapidly declining. New domestic resources must be found or an import capability developed and imports secured if... more...

  • Te Puna - A New Zealand Mission Stationby Angela Middleton

    Springer 2009; US$ 49.95

    Presents an archaeological examination of a New Zealand mission station, and as such, makes a contribution to New Zealand historical archeology and history. This book situates the case study in a global context, making a significant contribution to the international field of mission archeology. more...

  • New Zealand's South Islandby Bette Flagler

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    Marlborough, Nelson, Mt. Cook, the glaciers, Fiordland, Otago, Stewart Island, Rakiura National Park - here is the ultimate guide to the magical South Island. The South Island is dominated by the 500-km (300-mile) spine of the Southern Alps. The western side of the Alps is punctuated with rainforest, glaciers and fast-flowing rivers; the eastern side... more...

  • Mana Tangataby Huia Tomlins-Jahnke; Malcolm Mulholland

    Huia (NZ) Ltd 2013; US$ 7.28

    This is a collection of papers by senior Maori academics who are experts and have considerable mana in their chosen fields. The ten contributing authors, who are academics at Massey University, discuss the Maori language, marae, religion, the Treaty of Waitangi, the State and Maori, citizenship education, mental health, the health workforce, kaitiakitanga... more...

  • The Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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...

  • A Carved Cloak for Tahuby Mere Whaanga

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    Starting with the building of Te Poho o Potiki, the central wharenui at Iwitea of Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti, a hapu of Ngati Kahungunu, A Carved Cloak for Tahu explores its taonga, the iwi and hapu identities represented in its waiata, stories and carvings, its colonial history including experience with the Native Land Court and the religions to which... more...