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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • From Tamaki-Makaurau-Rau to Aucklandby Russell Stone

    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...

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

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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 Companion tells the story of the Treaty and Maori... more...

  • Te Puna - A New Zealand Mission Stationby Angela Middleton

    Springer 2009; US$ 49.95

    Presents an archaeological examination of a New Zealand mission station, and as such, makes a contribution to New Zealand historical archeology and history. This book situates the case study in a global context, making a significant contribution to the international field of mission archeology. more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer in 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...

  • 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...

  • Pocket Adventures New Zealandby Bette Flagier

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 8.99

    An activity guide packed with detail on everything from horseback riding and camping to fishing, cruising, hiking and more. Chapters are organized regionally and make it easy to look up local accommodations and eateries, inland and water adventures, and there are even small local maps for quick consultation. more...