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  • Coates of the Kaiparaby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    In the course of his political career Gordon Coates (1878?1943) experienced the extremes of popular adulation and contempt. Handsome, young and debonair, with the common touch, he was a successful minister in the early 1920s and seemed full of promise when he became Prime Minister in 1925 on the death of W.F. Massey. Ten years later, after serving... more...

  • A Sort of Conscienceby Philip Temple

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    A Sort of Conscience is a remarkably engaging study of the Wakefield family and the early settlement of British colonial societies. It draws on a rich store of sources to paint a portrait of a complex family whose influence crossed the globe. At once notorious and visionary, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his brothers played a key but controversial role... more...

  • Singer in a Songless Landby K. R. Howe

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    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 Maori 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...

  • His Way: a Biography of Robert Muldoonby Barry Gustafson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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...

  • 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...