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100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa

Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his TV ONE show 'Why We Buy' and his Radio New Zealand National series 'This Way Up'. Riria Hotere (Ngati Maniapoto and Te A..

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Arawata Bill:  Story of Legendary Gold Prospector William James O'Leary

Arawata Bill (1865-1947) was a pioneering folk hero. He spent decades in the unforgiving mountain country of New Zealand's South Island, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making new tracks i..

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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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Christchurch:The Transitional City, Part IV

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City at the Centre: The History of Palmerston North

A RICHLY ILLUSTRATED HISTORY CELEBRATING 150 YEARS. City at the Centre tells the story of a small town carved out of the bush that once cloaked the Manawatu plains, whose growth was driven by the rail..

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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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Dead Letters: Censorship and subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920

In 1918, from deep within the West Coast bush, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been stea..

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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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From Taranto to Trieste

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Great Tales from New Zealand History

Forty-six diverse, absorbing stories which reveal the often forgotten colour and vibrancy of our country's past. Who really did discover New Zealand? Who were the real villains at Parihaka? Have we wr..

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Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000

A monumental new account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863-64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Maori and Pakeha relations by s..

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He Korero: Words Between Us : First Maori-Pakeha Conversations on Paper

This book traces Maori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Maori had with paper and writing and the first..

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

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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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Hei Taonga Ma Nga Uri Whakatipu: Treasures for the Rising Generation: The Dominion Museum Ethnological Expeditions 1919-1923

A landmark book about four remarkable museum expeditions that contributed to a recovery of Maori society. From 1919 to 1923, at Sir Apirana Ngata's initiative, a team from the Dominion Museum tra..

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History of New Zealand Women

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Long Time Coming, A:  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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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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Mataatua Whare: Te Wharenui I Hoki Mai

Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away..

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Merchant, Miner, Mandarin:  life & times of the remarkable Choie Sew Hoy

In 1869, a businessman from China's Guangdong Province first set foot on New Zealand soil at Port Chalmers. It was the beginning of an illustrious career that would change the shape of commerce and in..

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Migration, Ethnicity and Madness: New Zealand 1860-1910

Migration, Ethnicity, Madness: New Zealand 1860-1910 provides a social, cultural, and political history of migration, ethnicity, and madness in New Zealand between 1860 and 1910. Its key aim is to ana..

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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 Wars & the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict

Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of 'Victorian interpretation' to acknowledge those qualities, Belich's account of the New Zealand Wars offered a very dif..

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New Zealand Wars | Nga Pakanga o Aotearoa, The

The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation's history. Fought between the Crown and various groups of Maori between 1845 and 1872, the..

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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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Okay Boomer: New Zealand In The Swinging Sixties

OK Boomer! New Zealand in the Swinging Sixties looks at Politics, Sport, Wining & Dining, fashion, night life and everything 60s in a highly illustrated format. Based on the hugely successful Weekly N..

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Outcasts of the Gods?: The Struggle Over Slavery in Maori New Zealand

Tracing ideas of freedom and unfreedom in Maori society, this book is the first history of Maori war captives. 'Us Maoris used to practise slavery just like them poor Negroes had to endure in America...

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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 Slaves, Maori Masters: The forgotten story of New Zealand's White Slaves

Slavery in the popular imagination has always been associated with the enslavement of Africans, and with good reason. Slavery however, is universal and not something that only white people did to blac..

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Penguin History of New Zealand

New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the f..

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Polynesia, 900-1600: overview of the history of Aotearoa, Rekohu, and Rapa Nui: 2021

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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Prehistoric Man in Palliser Bay

Prehistoric Man in Palliser Bay presents, in 14 papers by 9 authors, the results of a pioneering, multifaceted, archaeological research programme carried out between 1969 and 1972 in the south-eastern..

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Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand is the first comprehensive text on health promotion in New Zealand. Primarily written for students, practitioners and policy makers in the health sector, it wi..

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Protest Tautohetohe: Resistance, Persistence and Defiance

For a small, peaceful democracy in the South Pacific, New Zealand has had its fair share of major protest issues, and over the decades New Zealanders have become adept at mobilising around causes...

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Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s

The decades of the 1950s and 60s continue to exert a powerful fascination, and in New Zealand, these postwar years have been remembered in popular culture as a golden age. But what was life really lik..

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September 12: The Third Test and Final Protest of the 1981 Springbok Tour: 1981

* Self-published and available in limited quantities via a limited number of selected retail outlets, 'September 12' is published in September/October 2021 * A high quality artist's book with 100 A4..

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Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland

In a city that has forgotten and erased much of its history, there are still places where traces of the past can be found. Deep histories, both natural and human, have been woven together over h..

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Short History of the NZ Wars

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Story of a Treaty

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Take Me To The Nevis

This book combines the writings of Gavine Campbell, who first went to the Nevis as a young school teacher in 1927 and stories of people who braved the challenges the Nevis threw at them. Gavine marrie..

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Tangata O Le Moana : New Zealand & the People of the Pacific

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Te Kupenga: 101 stories of Aotearoa from the Turnbull Library

Published to mark 100 years since the establishment of the famous Alexander Turnbull Library, one of New Zealand's great storehouses, this energetic, comprehensive book approaches the history of A..

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Te Maiharoa and the promised land

In 1848, eight million hectares of land in Te Waipounamu - the South Island - was purportedly sold for just GBP2000. Hipa Te Maiharoa was a charismatic prophet who in the 1870s led his people in the..

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Te Whatu Taniko: Taniko Weaving: Technique and Tradition

Sir Hirini Moko Mead's book on taniko weaving, Te Whatu Taniko, Taniko Weaving: Tradition and Technique is recognised as a key reference work to this important tradition of Maori craft. First publishe..

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Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds

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Text Kainga: People, Land and Belonging

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The Photo on the Wall: The search for a missing WWII airman

Like many of her generation, Wendy St George grew up with an awareness that her Taranaki family had lost someone in World War Two. Her uncle Ted Saywell was never talked about but his photo was on the..

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Time to Make a Song and Dance: Cultural Revolt in Auckland in the 1960s

The 1960s was a period of radical conflict, when the desire for a new, socially defiant freedom affected every aspect of NZ culture: theatre, the visual arts, Maori activism, rock 'n roll, literature,..

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Touring Edwardian New Zealand

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