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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 Concise History of New Zealand

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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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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A Short History of Farming in New Zealand

Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand. From the early migrant farmers and regional produce..

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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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Becoming Aotearoa: A new history of New Zealand

This is a book for our times, a big and bold new general history of Aotearoa New Zealand, which takes the March 2019 Christchurch mosque killings as the starting point for telling a fresh story about ..

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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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First Encounters: The Early Pacific and European Narratives of Abel Tasman's 1642 Voyage

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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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Founding Documents of Aotearoa NZ

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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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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 Tales from Rural New Zealand

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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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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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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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How We All Got Here: The history of the Rugg and Hanna families of Kumara

Europeans settled vast tracts of land across the globe during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Gold had not previously been extracted from many of these locations and strikes occurred one afte..

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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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Interesting Times: Some New Zealanders in Republican China

The era of Republican China began with the fall of the Qing (Manchu) Dynasty in 1912, and came to an end in 1949, when Mao Tse-tung declared the People's Republic of China. The 37 years in betwee..

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Invasion Of Waikato The  Te Riri ki Tainui

The Waikato War is a pivotal event in the history of Aotearoa. In this accessible introduction, Vincent O'Malley explains the enduring impact of these conflicts, continuing his remarkable work on ..

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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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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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Nailed Boots and Crinoline Gowns

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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: New Zealand's Forgotten History of Racial Segregation

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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