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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Holding the balance

Holding the balance

a history of New Zealand's Department of Labour, 1891-1995

  • Author: John E. Martin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780908812615
  • Category: History
  • Page: 478
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New Zealand Sculpture

New Zealand Sculpture

A History

  • Author: Michael Dunn
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1869402774
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 190
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The book includes a general bibliography and reading lists for each major artist.

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 life

A history of New Zealand life

  • Author: William Parker Morrell,David Oswald William Hall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
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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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Now in paper 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. Given New Zealand's small population, short history, and great isolation, the history of the archipelago has been saddled with a reputation for mundanity. According to James Belich, however, it is just these characteristics that make New Zealand a historian's paradise: a laboratory whose isolation, size, and recency is an advantage, in which the grand themes of world history are often played out more rapidly, more separately, and therefore more discernably, than elsewhere. 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.

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.

On a Roll

On a Roll

A History of Gambling and Lotteries in New Zealand

  • Author: David Grant
  • Publisher: Victoria University Press
  • ISBN: 9780864732668
  • Category: Gambling
  • Page: 336
  • View: 6791
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This substantial social history explores the culture and significance of gambling. It is well presented, fully illustrated with photographs, cartoons, and memorabilia, and comprehensively end-noted and indexed. The author, a professional historian, has also written 'Out In The Cold', about conscientious objectors.

Voice and Vision

Voice and Vision

A History of Broadcasting in New Zealand

  • Author: Patrick Day,Broadcasting History Trust
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 9781869402334
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
  • View: 3617
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The second volume of the history of New Zealand broadcasting; the first volume was 'The Radio Years'. Explores from the 1950s to the present day, the introduction of television, the release of broadcasting from government control, personalities, technology, politics, and major social issues. Illustrated with historical photographs. Hard cover.

A History of the Charismatic Movements in New Zealand

A History of the Charismatic Movements in New Zealand

Including a Pentecostal Perspective and a Breviate of the Catholic Apostolic Church in Great Britain

  • Author: James E. Worsfold
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catholic Church in New Zealand
  • Page: 368
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Hand-book for Emigrants, and Others

Hand-book for Emigrants, and Others

Being a History of New Zealand, Its State and Prospects, Previous and Subsequent to the Proclamation of Her Majesty's Authority : Also Remarks on the Climate and Colonies of the Australian Continent

  • Author: John Bright
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 212
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A Book in the Hand

A Book in the Hand

Essays on the History of the Book in New Zealand

  • Author: Penny Griffith,Peter Hughes,Alan Loney
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 9781869402310
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
  • View: 6132
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As we find ourselves in a technological revolution and the computer screen takes over the printed page, the history of the book has become a subject of study throughout the world. This collection of 15 essays looks at at a wide variety of topics from the history of the printed word in New Zealand.

A history of custodial and related penalties in New Zealand

A history of custodial and related penalties in New Zealand

  • Author: Patricia Webb
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 197
  • View: 617
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New Zealand's Vietnam War

New Zealand's Vietnam War

A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy

  • Author: Ian McGibbon
  • Publisher: Exisle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1877568538
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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This landmark publication provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War, and will remain the standard reference work on the subject for decades. Its publication completes the programme of official war histories that began in 1945. Ian McGibbon's primary focus is what New Zealand did in South Vietnam. He traces in detail the operations carried out by New Zealand forces and seeks to illuminate the experience of New Zealand soldiers fighting in a guerrilla war. The command structure, logistic support and operational context of fighting within a primarily Australian framework are all covered. He addresses controversial aspects such as friendly fire incidents, atrocity allegations and veterans' grievances, including over Agent Orange. Maori participation in V Force was substantial and its impact is assessed. Although the book is inevitably weighted towards the military, the efforts of civilians in South Vietnam are also covered in depth. The surgical team operated from 1963 until their evacuation from Qui Nhon just days before North Vietnamese columns entered the city. Not forgotten are the efforts of courageous civilians like Sister Mary Laurence and of Red Cross volunteers to alleviate misery among refugees. The book also describes the dramatic end of New Zealand's involvement in South Vietnam – with the surgical team and the New Zealand Embassy evacuated by RNZAF Bristol Freighters just before the communist victory. Finally, McGibbon surveys the war's troubled aftermath, culminating in the Prime Minister's apology to veterans in 2008.

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.