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'A Bloody Difficult Subject': Ruth Ross, te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Making of History

One historian's research and the transformation of te Tiriti in New Zealand life. Ruth Ross is hardly a household name, yet most New Zealanders today owe the way they understand the Treaty of Wai..

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A Harsh and Rugged Life: Stories and Memories of Rocklands Sheep Station est 1859

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A History of New Zealand in 100 Objects

New Zealand history through a new lens - 100 objects offer 100 entry points into the powerful, captivating stories of our shared past. Authored by award-winning historian Jock Phillips, The..

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A History of New Zealand Women

"A comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens. Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure ..

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A Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu's treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown

The Ngai Tahu settlement, like all other Treaty of Waitangi settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand, was more a product of political compromise and expediency than measured justice. The Ngai Tahu claim, T..

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A Mingling of Hope and Fear

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Aftermaths: Colonialism, Violence and Memory in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Aftermaths explores the life-changing intergenerational effects of colonial violence in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Written by leading scholars of colonial and Indigenous historie..

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ANZAC Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War: 2016

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Ask That Mountain : The Story of Parihaka

Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement ..

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Bateman Illustrated History of New Zealand: Expanded Third Edition

In this third, revised and expanded edition of Illustrated History, noted historian Matthew Wright brings New Zealand's turbulent and exciting past to life, tracing our journey from the arrival of Pol..

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Blood and Dirt: Prison Labour and the Making of New Zealand *Ockham 2024 Longlist*

'Picture, for a minute, every artwork of colonial New Zealand you can think of. Now add a chain gang. Hard labour men guarded by other men with guns. Men moving heavy metal. Men picking at the earth. ..

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BWB Text: Barefoot Years

'The myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise; traversing memory's infinite field.' Martin Edmond's Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attemp..

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BWB Text: First Migration

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BWB Text: Introducing He Whakaputanga; He Tohu

The content of this short book is derived directly from the larger illustrated publication, foregoing all illustrations to suit the BWB Texts format. He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tir..

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BWB Text: Introducing Te Tiriti o Waitangi; He Tohu

The content of this short book is derived directly from the larger illustrated publication, foregoing all illustrations to suit the BWB Texts format. In 1840, over 500 Maori leaders put their nam..

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BWB Text: Introducing Women's Suffrage; He Tohu

The content of this short book is derived directly from the larger illustrated publication, foregoing all illustrations to suit the BWB Texts format. In 1893 New Zealand became the first country ..

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BWB Text: Kainga: People; Land and Belonging

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BWB Text: Ko Taranaki Te Maunga (was Parihaka)

In 1881, colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast. In an attempt to quell the non-violent direct action taken by the community against land confiscations, the government s..

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BWB Text: Rebuilding the Kainga

"Home can and should be a source of wellbeing, a place that connects us to our whanau, community, land, culture and history." Pre-nineteenth-century Maori society was complex: rich tribal economi..

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Concise History of New Zealand 2E

New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million..

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Death Among Good Men: First World War Reflections from New Zealand Major General Lindsay M Inglis

Lindsay Merritt Inglis was a young man who found a talent for soldiering with the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force, commanding a Machine Gun company and rising to the rank of Major. From Egypt to..

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Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars Matter Today

Long-awaited short and reorganised version of The Musket Wars * Brilliantly written and clearly explained, with fact boxes * Detailed maps and plentiful illustrations Ron Crosby brilliantly rewrites h..

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Fragile Foundations: The Application of English Criminal Law to Crimes Committed in New Zealand between 1826 and 1907

The arrival of Europeans in Aotearoa brought about an inevitable clash between the laws and values of Maori societies and those of the newcomers. Like a subduction zone between two tectonic plate..

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Good as Gold: New Zealand In The 1980s

In the 1980s, life in New Zealand became brighter, louder, faster and wilder. While the decade is remembered for its big hair, bright clothing and excessive shows of wealth, it was also a time of soci..

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He Reo Wahine: Maori Women's Voices from the Nineteenth Century

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He Tau Makuru: 50 Years of Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival

Te Matatini (the many faces) is the world's largest celebration of contemporary Maori performing arts - the Olympics of kapa haka. This national kapa haka festival is held in Aotearoa New Zealand ever..

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He Tohu Box Set

BWB’s books on three iconic New Zealand documents are now available as a box set in this stunning new slipcase! He Whakaputanga/The Declaration of Independence, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Women’s ..

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Healing Our History 3E

A powerful and humane book, Healing Our History eschews rhetoric and cuts to the true story of race relations in New Zealand. A powerful and humane book, Healing Our History eschews rhetoric and ..

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Heart of the City: The Story of Christchurch's Controversial Cathedral

From the days even before Christchurch was settled its cathedral has been the focus of ferocious public debate: Where should a cathedral be built? How would it be paid for? Should it be built in wood ..

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History of New Zealand and its Inhabitants

History of New Zealand and its Inhabitants is the English language translation of a lively, opinionated book by Dom Felice Vaggioli, an Italian monk who was one of the first Benedictine priests to be ..

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I Don't Believe in Murder: Standing up for peace in World War I Canterbury

More than 350 men were imprisoned in New Zealand during World War I for sedition or resisting military service. Among them were numerous Canterbury pacifists, motivated to resist the tide of militaris..

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In a South Island Churchyard

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Iron-Bound Coast, the

"The Iron-Bound Coast" is a New Zealand publishing gem, discovered by Bob Harvey while researching the history of Auckland's spectacular west coast. Prepared from the late Wally Badham's manuscripts, ..

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Jumping Sundays: The Rise and Fall of the Counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand *Winner Ockham 2023 Booksellers NZ Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction*

Award-winning writer Nick Bollinger's deep history of the transformation of New Zealand life wrought by the counterculture in the 1960s and '70s...

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Lives of Colonial Objects, The

The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them. In this collection of 50 essays the a..

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Making a New Land: Environmental Histories of New Zealand

Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zea..

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Musket Wars: A History of Inter-Iwi Conflict 1806 - 1845

First published in 1999, with an introduction by the late Michael King, The Musket Wars established Ron Crosby's reputation as a daring, original chronicler of New Zealand history. This best-selling h..

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New Zealand Nurses: Caring for our people 1880-1950

Author Pamela Wood's New Zealand Nurses draws on a wealth of nurses' personal stories to identify the values, traditions, community and folklore of the nursing culture from 1880 - when hospital reform..

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New Zealand's Empire

This edited collection investigates New Zealand's history as an imperial power, and its evolving place within the British Empire. It revises and expands the history of empire within, to and from New Z..

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Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on New Zealand  History

Harry Evison re-examines New Zealand colonial history in the light of a number of original documents, particularly the ten Ngai Tahu deeds by which the Crown acquired Maori title to the southern half ..

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No Maori Allowed

This is the story of New Zealand's most racist town. From 1952 to 1964, Pukekohe housed the only segregated Maori school in the history of the country. Tragically, hundreds of Maori infants and childr..

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Not in Narrow Seas : Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand

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Ongarue Railway Accident

On Friday 6 July 1923 the journey of two hundred passengers aboard the overnight Auckland – Wellington express, Train No.221, ended abruptly when it derailed near Ongarue, 160 miles (257.5 km) south..

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Our Untold Stories: Extraordinary Tales From New Zealand's Past

Our Untold Stories brings to light tales of human tragedies, bravery and daring endeavours, famous firsts and scandalous behaviour. Stories that reflect the enormous changes that have occurred in the ..

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Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860

Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history ..

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Pakeha Ta Moko: A History of the Europeans traditionally tattooed by Maori

Explore the hidden history of European men and women traditionally tattooed by Maori. In Pakeha Ta Moko, Trevor Bentley examines the extent and significance of Maori and Pakeha tattoo..

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Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of the Maori and Their Polynesian Ancestors

"Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at th..

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Polynesia, 900-1600: overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui

This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the 'Middle Ages' by western historians, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Rekohu (Ch..

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Savaged to Suit: Maori and Cartooning in New Zealand

M?ori and Cartooning in New Zealand is a pioneering study by Paul Diamond. In the earliest cartoons featuring M?ori, they appeared as fearsome savages; today they are likely to be drawn in corporate-w..

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Searching for 'Waratah': The Life and Works of William Henry Scott Hindmarsh

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Secret History: State Surveillance in NZ, 1900-1956

In 1900, a handful of New Zealand police detectives watched out for spies, seditionists and others who might pose a threat to state and society. The Police Force remained the primary instrument of suc..

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