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  • 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...

  • Treasuryby Malcolm McKinnon

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Treasury is the official commissioned history of our most important department of state, founded with the nation in 1840. It is a rich and textured story: it shows the perennial jousting of officials with ministers, the rise and fall of the accountants and the rise and rise of the economists. It shows the impact of changes in the political scene and... more...

  • The Meeting Placeby Vincent O'Malley

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Here Vincent O'Malley examines the 'meeting place' negotiated by Maori and Pakeha from 1642 to 1840. How did Maori and Pakeha negotiate a meeting place? Would Maori observe the Sabbath? Should Pakeha fear the power of tapu? Whose view of land ownership and control would prevail? How would Maori rangatira and Pakeha leaders establish the rules of political... more...

  • Walter Nashby Keith Sinclair

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Walter Nash (1882?1968) was among the most influential of the group of Labour Party leaders who created the welfare state. He was a member of parliament for almost 40 years and he was one of New Zealand political leaders known internationally. Keith Sinclair's engrossing biography traces Walter Nash's development from his youth through to his determination... more...

  • Over the Mountains of the Seaby David Hastings

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Over the Mountains of the Sea is a lively, well-illustrated and very readable book that draws on shipboard diaries and archival sources to give a vivid picture of the voyage out to New Zealand during the crucial Vogel period. Using information on individual ships, voyages and passengers, author David Hastings follows the narrative of the voyage and... 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...

  • Final Approachesby Gerald Hensley

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Final Approaches is a memoir by a distinguished senior civil servant, written in a tradition of wit, elegance, learning and intelligence more familiar in Europe than in our own literary history. In a career that engaged with international and national dramas at every turn Hensley writes not about himself but about people, the famous and the forgotten;... more...

  • From Tamaki-Makau-Rau to Aucklandby Russell Stone

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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 Tribes of Muriwhenuaby Dorothy Urlich Cloher; Shane Jones; Merimeri Penfold

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    The Tribes of the Muriwhenua is described by the author as a 'story of beginnings, evolution and consolidation, applied to the people who make up the tribes of the Muriwhenua'. It is the history of the Far North and the iwi Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Ngai Takoto, Te Rarawa and Ngati Kahu. For each iwi, Cloher gives whakapapa and a variety of lively and... more...

  • The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflictby James Belich

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    The New Zealand Wars is a powerful revisionist history. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the 'Victorian interpretation of racial conflict' to acknowledge those qualities, this account of the New Zealand Wars changed how the country's history was understood. Belich undertakes a complete reinterpretation... more...