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

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    James Belich?s book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the new Zealand Wars . . . explains how we came by the version and why it is all wrong, and substitutes his own interpretation. It is a vigorous and splendidly stylish contribution to our historiography. the New Zealand... more...

  • At the Margin of Empireby Jennifer Ashton

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    In telling the story of John Webster?s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. more...

  • Entanglements of Empireby Tony Ballantyne

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 21.88

    The first Protestant mission to New Zealand, established in 1814, saw the beginning of complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Entanglements of Empire is a deft reconstruction of the cross-cultural translations of this early period. Misunderstanding was rife: the physical body itself became the most contentious site of... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer 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...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand, and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history, and culture of the Ngapuhi people?a profound... more...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people a profound... 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...

  • Ko te Whenua te Utu / Land Is the Priceby M. P. K. Sorrenson

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson?one of New Zealand?s leading historians and himself of mixed Maori and Pakeha descent?has dived deeper than anyone into the story of two peoples in New Zealand. In this new book, Sorrenson brings together his major writing from the last 56 years into a powerful whole?covering topics from the origins of... more...

  • Talking Past Each Otherby Patricia Kinloch; Joan Metge

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Where numbers of different cultural groups come together, misunderstandings and tensions can arise, even where there is the greatest goodwill on both sides. Sometimes even those involved are unable to explain why. In this book the authors set out to explore the situations and contexts in which cross cultural misunderstandings can occur. Talking Past... more...

  • In and Out of Touchby Joan Metge

    Victoria University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Whakamaa is a Maori word without an English counterpart. This book investigates this central Maori cultural concept in terms of both individual experience and cultural misunderstanding. more...