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  • The Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    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 earliest... more...

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

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Maori chiefs and Governor Hobson in 1840 it has become the defining document in New Zealand history. From the New Zealand Wars to the 1975 Land March, from the Kingitanga to the Waitangi Tribunal, from Captain Cook to Hone Harawira,The Treaty of Waitangi Companiontells the story of the Treaty and Maori and... more...

  • Wellington, Manawatu, Wairarapa, Eastland & New Zealand's Hawke's Bayby Bette Flagler

    Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Eastland is one of the least visited, most isolated and most scenic areas of New Zealand. This is an area of huge importance to the Ngati Porou - the second-largest tribe of Maori. This is a stunning part of New Zealand, an area that is largely untouched by tourists, and most New Zealanders will never make their way here. You might just feel as if... more...

  • 'Hauhau'by Paul Clark

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Maori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on... more...

  • Adventure Guide to New Zealandby Bette Flagler

    Hunter Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99

    Written by a local, this guide covers every region and town, with in-depth information on the Maori culture, the remarkable places to stay and eat, vineyard tours, cooking schools, thermal springs, albatross and whale encounters, scenic drives, and more. Canoe the Whanganui River, ride in a hot air balloon, hike the Waikaremoana Track, explore Whirikana... more...

  • An Afternoon in Summerby Kathy Giuffre

    Awa Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    In an attempt to escape from her stressful life as a single working mother of two young boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long trip for four in a tropical paradise. At the last minute, her boyfriend announces he isn't joining them, and Kathy finds herself in an unlivable house in Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Her... more...

  • Arawata Billby Ian Dougherty

    Exisle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Arawata Bill (1865–1947) was a pioneering folk hero, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making new tracks in unexplored areas. His feats of endurance and tenacity, coupled with his charming eccentricity, have captured the imagination of generations, and Denis Glover immortalised him in his famous poem, ‘Arawata Bill’. A Californian... more...

  • Being Maori-Chineseby Manying Ip

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Being Maori-Chinese uses extensive interviews with seven different families to explore historical and contemporary relations between Maori and Chinese, a subject which has never been given serious study before. A full chapter is given to each family which is explored in depth often in the voices of the protagonists themselves. This detailed and personal... more...

  • Calton Hillby Stuart McHardy; Donald Smith

    Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 8.99

    Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh's beauties, describes Calton Hill as 'the Glory of Edinburgh'. 'It presents us,' enthused Cockburn,'with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city? it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.'Following on from the success of Arthur's Seat,... more...