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  • The Father and His Giftby R.C.J. Stone

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Few New Zealand biographies are so rich in social and personal detail. Written with the vivid touches of a novelist, The Father and his Gift completes the story of Sir John Logan Campbell, venerated in old age as the Father of Auckland, and presents a compelling portrait of Auckland. The final volume of Logan Campbell's life story traces his struggles... more...

  • His Wayby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    This the only authorized biography of New Zealand?s prime minister, Robert Muldoon?one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. Based on many hours of conversation with Muldoon himself as well as colleagues, friends, and family, and wide access to the prime minister?s official and private papers and diaries, this... more...

  • The Nationbuildersby Brian Easton

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 23.99

    This is a collection of linked essays on individuals and companies from 1931 to 1984 who contributed in major ways to building the New Zealand nation. It captures the intertwining of the lives of politicians, their advisers, and those influence them, as well as the ideas and experiences that drove them. While it focuses on economic strategy, the book... more...

  • Country of Writingby Dr. Lydia Wevers

    Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    This pioneering examination of travel writing about New Zealand in the colonial period discusses a wide range of writing that helped place New Zealand on the literary map, while providing an oblique history of the young nation in the 19th century. Exploring early newspaper accounts; the journals of missionaries, traders, and adventurers; and the guidebooks... more...

  • Singer in a Songless Landby K. R. Howe

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on M?ori and Polynesian studies, a controversial 'socialist' and secretary of the Department of Labour, and a key player in attempts to form a united political labour movement in New Zealand.... more...

  • The Ideal Society and Its Enemiesby Miles Fairburn

    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...

  • Origins of the Maori Warsby Keith Sinclair

    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...

  • Logan Campbell's Aucklandby Russell Stone

    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...

  • The Dominion of Signsby Nick Perry

    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...

  • Kiwi Keithby Barry Gustafson

    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...