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  • 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 Making of New Zealandersby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown shipping, railway, and telegraph networks as well as at the Maori and kiwi experiences, not to mention the emergence of rugby teams, this book accounts... more...

  • New Zealand's Londonby Felicity Barnes

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists?throughout the last 150 years, people, objects and ideas have gone back and forth between New Zealand and London, defining and redefining the relationship between this country and the colonial center that many New Zealanders once called home. Exploring the relationship... more...

  • Sir Joseph Wardby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Sir Joseph Ward (1856?1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906?12 and 1928?30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the time of his death. This lively biography is the story of an ambitious first-generation New Zealander... 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...