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The Penguin History of New Zealand

The Penguin History of New Zealand

  • Author: Michael King
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1459623754
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 724
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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 franchise, the movements and the conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. The Penguin History of New Zealand, a new book for a new century, tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges in an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. This book, a triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, was an unprecedented best-seller from the time of its first publication in 2003.

A History of New Zealand Women

A History of New Zealand Women

  • Author: Barbara Brookes
  • Publisher: Bridget Williams Books
  • ISBN: 0908321465
  • Category: History
  • Page: 554
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What would a history of New Zealand look like that rejected Thomas Carlyle’s definition of history as ‘the biography of great men’, and focused instead on the experiences of women? One that shifted the angle of vision and examined the stages of this country’s development from the points of view of wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts? That considered their lives as distinct from (though often unwillingly influenced by) those of history’s ‘great men’? In her ground-breaking History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes provides just such a history. This is more than an account of women in New Zealand, from those who arrived on the first waka to the Grammy and Man Booker Prize-winning young women of the current decade. It is 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 necessary for colonial society to succeed. Concepts of home, marriage and family brought by settler women, and integral to the developing state, transformed the lives of Māori women. The small scale of New Zealand society facilitated rapid change so that, by the twenty-first century, women are no longer defined by family contexts. In her long-awaited book, Barbara Brookes traces the factors that drove that change. Her lively narrative draws on a wide variety of sources to map the importance in women’s lives not just of legal and economic changes, but of smaller joys, such as the arrival of a piano from England, or the freedom of riding a bicycle.

The History of New Zealand

The History of New Zealand

  • Author: Tom Brooking
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313323560
  • Category: History
  • Page: 250
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Chronicles the history of this South Pacific island nation from its earliest Maori settlers to the present, covering its geography, key figures, intertribal relations, the effects of European contact, and its prospects for the future.

Making Peoples

Making Peoples

A History of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: James Belich
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824825171
  • Category: History
  • Page: 497
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This immensely readable book, full of drama and humor as well as scholarship, is a watershed in the writing of New Zealand history. In making many new assertions and challenging many historical myths, it seeks to reinterpret our approach to the past. The first of two planned volumes, Making Peoples begins with the Polynesian settlement and its development into the Maori tribes in the eleventh century. It traces the great encounter between independent Maoridom and expanding Europe from 1642 to 1916, including the foundation of the Pakeha, the neo-Europeans of New Zealand, between the 1830s and the 1880s. It describes the forging of a neo-Polynesia and a neo-Britain and the traumatic interaction between them. The author carefully examines the myths and realities that drove the colonialization process and suggests a new "living" version of one of the most critical and controversial documents in New Zealand's history, the Treaty of Waitangi, frequently descibed as New Zealand's Magna Carta. The construction of peoples, Maori and Pakeha, is a recurring theme: the response of each to the great shift from extractive to sustainable economics; their relationship with their Hawaikis, or ancestors, with each other, and with myth. Essential reading for anyone interested in New Zealand history and in the history of new societies in general.

Patched

Patched

The History of Gangs in New Zealand

  • Author: Jarrod Gilbert
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1775581373
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 384
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For more than five decades, gangs have played a pivotal role in New Zealand crime life, beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s. Based on 10 years of gang research, this book chronicles the rise of the Hell’s Angels and other bike gangs in the 1960s, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power in the 1970s, and organized crime during the last decade. With descriptions of such events as the Devil’s Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch’s first gang war and Black Power members surrounding Prime Minister Rob Muldoon at Wellington’s Royal Tiger Tavern, it also discusses the significance of colors and class. With accounts from gang members, police, and politicians, this violent and sometimes horrifying book transports its readers to a tough yet revealing part of New Zealand life.

A History of New Zealand

A History of New Zealand

  • Author: Keith Sinclair
  • Publisher: Lane, Allen
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 351
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A Concise History of New Zealand

A Concise History of New Zealand

  • Author: Philippa Mein Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107402174
  • Category: History
  • Page: 348
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The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.

A History of New Zealand Literature

A History of New Zealand Literature

  • Author: Mark Williams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316546195
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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A History of New Zealand Literature traces the genealogy of New Zealand literature from its first imaginings by Europeans in the eighteenth century. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the growth of, and challenges to, a nationalist literary tradition, the essays in this History illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of New Zealand literature, surveying the multilayered verse, fiction and drama of such diverse writers as Katherine Mansfield, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism, biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand literature. A History of New Zealand Literature is of pivotal importance to the development of New Zealand writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

A History of New Zealand

A History of New Zealand

  • Author: Keith Sinclair,Raewyn Dalziel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780140298758
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 396
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This vivid and entertaining history of New Zealand by the late Keith Sinclair has long been regarded as a classic, one of the most authoritative studies of this country's history. First published in 1959, A History of New Zealand has been brought up to date in this revised edition by Raewyn Dalziel, Professor of History at the University of Auckland. It brings the story up to the end of the 1990s and the election of the Labour Government in the second MMP General Election.

History of New Zealand and Its Inhabitants

History of New Zealand and Its Inhabitants

  • Author: Felice Vaggioli,John C. Crockett
  • Publisher: Otago University Press
  • ISBN: 9781877133527
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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Vaggioli (an Italian monk, and one of the first Benedictine priests to be sent to New Zealand) published this history in 1896. Drawing on first-hand accounts, he describes the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Taranaki wars, the war in Waitkato. He also recorded details of the lives and customs of the Maori people he was evangelising and presents criticisms of both Protestantism and British Colonisation. This is the book's first translation into English.

A History of New Zealand Architecture

A History of New Zealand Architecture

  • Author: Peter Shaw
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869589585
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 247
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This updated and re-jacketed edition reviews the latest developments in New Zealand's rich architectural history and explores the way a country's architecture reflects the spirit and aspirations of its inhabitants.

Introduction to the History of New Zealand Education

Introduction to the History of New Zealand Education

  • Author: Elizabeth Rata,Ros Sullivan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781442510159
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 156
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INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND EDUCATION gives an overview of the New Zealand education system from the nineteenth century to the present. It shows that many educational issues of the past are still concerns today. The book is aimed at students of education, parents, and teachers, as well as members of the general public who are interested in how factors as diverse as poverty, secularism, sanitation, outdoor education, geographical isolation, and migration have all shaped the system to give it its 'kiwi' character. It covers a range of topics including unequal educational achievement, the history of teachers and teacher education, Maori education, and new settlers. Specific chapters describe changing attitudes to gender, disability, socio-economic class and ethnicity and how education is affected by these changes. All educational sectors are discussed: early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary. The book contains an introduction by New Zealand's eminent educational historian, Professor Roger Openshaw.

Fairness and Freedom

Fairness and Freedom

A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States

  • Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199832706
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 629
  • View: 8488
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Explores why the political similarities between New Zealand and the United States--including democratic politics, mixed-enterprise economies, a deep concern for human rights and the rule of law and more--have taken on different forms.

Shear Hard Work

Shear Hard Work

A History of New Zealand Shearing

  • Author: Hazel Riseborough
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869404536
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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Telling the story of shearers from the 1860s to the present day, this collection brings to life the world of the shearing shed for the first time. Shearers have played a key role in New Zealand life, and this book chronicles key changes in the business—from the mechanization of shearing to the expansion of the shearing season and the shrinking of the New Zealand flock. It explores the changing culture of shearing—the way Maori whanau turned themselves into successful shearing gangs, how women entered the sheds as wool handlers and wound up as world-record shearers, and how Ivan and Godfrey Bowen professionalized the business. Delving into the heart of rural New Zealand, this compilation illuminates larger themes in New Zealand history—interactions between Maori and Pakeha, rural and urban society, change and tradition—and introduces some extraordinary New Zealanders who work as shearers today.

Paradise Reforged

Paradise Reforged

  • Author: James Belich
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 1742288235
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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This book is the eagerly awaited companion to Professor James Belich's acclaimed Making Peoples, published in New Zealand, Britain and the United States in 1996. Making Peoples was hailed as a turning point in the writing of New Zealand history.Paradise Reforged picks up where Making Peoples left off, taking the story of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the end of the twentieth century. It begins with the search for 'Better Britain' and ends by analysing the modern Maori resurgence, the new Pakeha consciousness, and the implications of a reinterpreted past for New Zealand's future. Along the way the book deals with subjects ranging from sport and sex to childhood and popular culture.Critics hailed Making Peoples as 'brilliant' and 'the most ambitious book yet written on this country's past'. Paradise Reforged, its successor, adopts a similarly incisive, original sweep across the New Zealand historical landscape in confronting the myths of the past.

History of Australia and New Zealand From 1606 to 1890

History of Australia and New Zealand From 1606 to 1890

  • Author: Alexander Sutherland
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465544968
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 201
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Looking Back

Looking Back

A Photographic History of New Zealand

  • Author: Keith Sinclair,Wendy Harrex
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 240
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Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand

  • Author: Angela Wanhalla
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1775581217
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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From whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early 19th century to the growth of interracial marriages in the later 20th, Matters of the Heart unravels the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. It encompasses common law marriages and Maori customary marriages, alongside formal arrangements recognized by church and state, and shows how public policy and private life were woven together. It also explores the gamut of official reactions—from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to celebration of New Zealand’s unique intermarriage patterns as a sign of its progressive attitude toward race relations. This social history focuses on the lives and experiences of real Maori and Pakeha people and reveals New Zealand’s changing attitudes to race, marriage, and intimacy.

A Short History of New Zealand

A Short History of New Zealand

  • Author: Gordon McLauchlan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869538439
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 256
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A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup!