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  • From Tamaki-Makau-Rau to Aucklandby Russell Stone

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    The isthmus between two harbours on which modern Auckland now stands and which Maori called Tamaki-makau-rau was a virtual population void when Hobson bought it in 1840 from the resident owners as the site of his new capital. But it was reputed in former times to be the most densely settled region in Aotearoa. From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland explains... more...

  • The Future of Tokelauby Judith Huntsman; Kelihiano Kalolo

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    The Future of Tokelau is a sequel to Judith Huntsman and Antony Hooper's Tokelau: A Historical Ethnography (1997), and follows the history of that small Pacific nation from the 1970s up to the recent referendum in which Tokelauans decisively voted against independence. This is an extraordinary story ? a dramatic narrative ? sometimes taking place under... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 21.88

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest lived people on the face of the globe for eighty 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 twentieth century? Through lively text and quantitative... more...

  • His Way: a Biography of Robert Muldoonby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    His Way is the only authorised biography of New Zealand prime minister Robert Muldoon ? one of the dominant political figures of the last half-century in that country. His Way was 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... more...

  • The Ideal Society and Its Enemiesby Miles Fairburn

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The Ideal Society and its Enemies is a challenging and provocative study of the nature of settler society in nineteenth-century New Zealand, in which Fairburn focuses attention on the lives of the common people and presents a rigorous and original description of the place and time. His views differ radically from those of previous historians. His work... more...

  • Julius Vogelby Raewyn Dalziel

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Julius Vogel (1835?99) dominated New Zealand politics in a way that no man had done before him and few have done since. He was behind the policy that transformed New Zealand from a collection of sparsely settled and isolated provinces into a unified nation, he cultivated trade connections and was an advocate of greater colonial autonomy and equal rights... more...

  • Kinds of Peaceby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Admirably clear and concise in its account of the aftermath of the land wars, Kinds of Peace examines the political, religious and other reactions among Maori towards the coming of peace. It considers the effect of the wars on the Maori people of Waikato, Taranaki, and Hawkes Bay, and draws heavily on Maori sources. Special emphasis is given to leaders... more...

  • Kiwi Keithby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    New Zealand's leading political biographer and author of the bestselling biography of Robert Muldoon now writes a definitive life of another prime minister, Keith Holyoake. One of our great farming politicians, Holyoake was Prime Minister for over eleven years chiefly in the 1960s, Governor General from 1977 to 1980 and an MP for over 40 years. Though... more...

  • Korero Tahi: Talking Togetherby Joan Metge

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Korero Tahi: Talking Together is a handbook and companion piece to Dame Joan Metge's earlier work Talking Past Each Other. In Korero Tahi she presents a procedure for managing group discussion which borrows from and draws on Maori tikanga (protocol). It is designed for use in settings where Maori from different iwi or Pakeha from different ethnic groups... more...

  • The Making of New Zealandersby Ron Palenski

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    The Making of New Zealandersis an account of how transplanted Britons and others turned themselves into New Zealanders, a distinct group of people with their own songs and sports, symbols and opinions, political traditions and sense of self. Looking at the arrival of steamships and the telegraph, at 'God's Own' and the kiwi, rugby and votes for women,... more...