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  • Sir Joseph Wardby Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Sir Joseph Ward (1856?1930) was the leading political figure during the forty-year life of the Liberal Party in New Zealand. He was a member of Ballance's first Cabinet, twice Prime Minister (1906?12 and 1928?30), and was still a Cabinet Minister at the time of his death. This lively biography is the story of an ambitious first-generation New Zealander... more...

  • Being Maori-Chineseby Manying Ip

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Being Maori-Chinese uses extensive interviews with seven different families to explore historical and contemporary relations between Maori and Chinese, a subject which has never been given serious study before. A full chapter is given to each family which is explored in depth often in the voices of the protagonists themselves. This detailed and personal... more...

  • Waihou Journeysby Caroline Phillips

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    As the Waihou river wends its way across the Hauraki Plains to the Firth of Thames it passes through an immensely rich archaeological landscape. This land was the birthplace of many of New Zealand models of Maori culture history, ideas that now date back 40 years and that have scarcely been questioned since. Waihou Journeys is an investigation of the... more...

  • Chiefs of Industryby Hazel Petrie

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Chiefs of Industry is the first book to explore the entrepreneurial activity of Maori in the early colonial period. It focuses on two industries, coastal shipping and flourmilling, where Maori were spectacularly successful in the 1840s and 1850s ? the 'golden age' of Maori enterprise. Historian Hazel Petrie shows how quickly and effectively Maori society... more...

  • Matters of the Heartby Angela Wanhalla

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. Before becoming a soldier, Soutar's life revolved around his farm at Whakatane, where he lived with his Maori wife Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by a clergyman'. Matters of the Heart introduces us to couples like Philip and Kathleen to unravel the long history of interracial relationships... 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...

  • Maori Origins and Migrationsby M.P.K. Sorrenson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    Since Europeans first set foot in New Zealand they have speculated about where the Maori people came from, how they made their way to New Zealand and how they lived when they arrived here. Theories have abounded: some of them have hardened into accepted truth. The result has been an accumulation of Pakeha myths about Maori origins. The process of this... more...

  • A Show of Justiceby Alan Ward

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    First published in 1974, A Show of Justice remains the essential and definitive text on official policies towards the Maori people in the nineteenth century. Professor Ward shows how an understanding of the past explains why Maori today, formally equal under the law, continue having to demand rights assured under the Treaty of Waitangi and why major... more...

  • Julius Vogelby Raewyn Dalziel

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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...

  • Na to Hoa Aroha, from Your Dear Friendby Sir Apirana Ngata; Sir Peter Buck; M.P.K. Sorrenson

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    The leading historian Keith Sorrenson has collected in three volumes the complete correspondence (174 letters in all) between two distinguished twentieth-century Maori scholars and statesmen, Sir Apirana Ngata and Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa). Volume Three of Na to Hoa Aroha also contains an epilogue and an index to the works. 'The letters confirm... more...