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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Auckland University Press 2002; US$ 31.99
Drawing on oral histories of the indigenous Maori peoples of the area, archaeological evidence, and early missionaries? diaries and histories, this model of local history provides a comprehensive contextual history of the city of Auckland from first settlement of the area about 800 years ago up to 1840. more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
Sir John Logan Campbell is known as the Father of Auckland; he is synonymous with that city. As this first volume of his biography shows, however, he was not particularly enamoured of a pioneering life or of the settlement in which he led it. His purpose in coming to New Zealand and remaining here was to make enough money to live the life of a leisured... more...
- Auckland University Press 2011; US$ 31.99
The first comprehensive guide to key documents and notable quotations on New Zealand?s Treaty of Waitangi, this volume explores the relationship between the Maori and the Pakeha—New Zealanders who are not of Maori descent. Sourced from government publications, newspapers, letters, diaries, poems, songs, and cartoons, this enlightening anthology provides... more...
- 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...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and the main port of entry for international visitors. It is a sprawling, modern, busy city but not nearly so densely populated as other global cities of its same geographic size. The 60 square kilometers (23 square miles) that make up the region are home to 1¼ million people - one-third of New Zealands... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99
Known as The Birthplace of a Nation, Northlands natural beauty is equaled by its fascinating history and culture. Northland is home to Hokianga Harbour, where Kupe, the legendary Maori explorer first arrived in his waka or war canoe. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi, an historic agreement between Maori and the British Crown, was drafted... more...
- 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...