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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 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.

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 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.

Unter dem Tagmond

Unter dem Tagmond

Roman

  • Author: Keri Hulme
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596512492
  • Category:
  • Page: 959
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Women Together

Women Together

A History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand : Ngā Rōpū Wāhine O Te Motu

  • Author: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. Historical Branch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Women
  • Page: 610
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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.

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.

Die Farbe der Träume

Die Farbe der Träume

Roman

  • Author: Rose Tremain
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 345877470X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 459
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Ein Neuanfang soll es werden, als Harriet mit ihrem Mann Joseph im 19. Jahrhundert von England nach Neuseeland auswandert. Aber die erhoffte Liebe bleibt aus, genauso wie der Wohlstand, den sie sich erträumten. Als Joseph dem Goldfieber verfällt, bricht er Hals über Kopf auf und läßt seine Frau allein zurück. Doch Harriet gibt nicht auf und nimmt ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand. Voller Abenteuerlust und Freiheitsdrang reist sie ihrem eigenen Traum entgegen ...

Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand

  • Author: Angela Wanhalla
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1869407717
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. Before becoming a soldier, Soutar's life revolved around his farm at Whakatane, where he lived with his Maori wife Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by a clergyman'. Matters of the Heart introduces us to couples like Philip and Kathleen to unravel the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. That history runs from whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early nineteenth century through to the growth of interracial marriages in the later twentieth. It stretches from common law marriages and Maori customary marriages to formal arrangements recognised by church and state. And that history runs 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 us being 'one people' with the 'best race relations in the world'. In the history of intimate relations between Maori and Pakeha, public policy and private life were woven together. Matters of the Heart reveals much about how Maori and Pakeha have lived together in this country and our changing attitudes to race, marriage and intimacy.

Sport and the New Zealanders

Sport and the New Zealanders

A History

  • Author: Greg Ryan,Geoff Watson
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1776710045
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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A history of New Zealanders and the sports that we have made our own, from the Māori world to today’s professional athletes. '. . . those two mighty products of the land, the Canterbury lamb and the All Blacks, have made New Zealand what she is in spite of politicians’ claims to the contrary’, wrote Dick Brittenden in 1954. ‘For many in New Zealand, prowess at sport replaces the social graces; in the pubs, during the furious session between 5pm and closing time an hour later, the friend of a relative of a horse trainer is a veritable patriarch. No matador in Madrid, no tenor in Turin could be sure of such flattering attention.’ Why did rugby become much more important than soccer in New Zealand? What role have Māori played in our sporting life? Do we really ‘punch above our weight’ in international sport? Does sport still define our national identity? Viewing New Zealand sport as activity and as imagination, Sport and the New Zealanders is a major history of a central strand of New Zealand life.

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.

Murihiku

Murihiku

A History of the South Island of New Zealand and the Islands Adjacent and Lying to the South, from 1642 to 1835

  • Author: Robert McNab
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108039995
  • Category: History
  • Page: 550
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The third, 1909 edition of McNab's influential 1905 history of European contact with New Zealand's South Island before 1840.

Punjabis in New Zealand

Punjabis in New Zealand

A History of Punjabi Migration, 1890-1940

  • Author: W. H. McLeod
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: East Indians
  • Page: 199
  • View: 1987
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From Crank Handles to Hydraulics

From Crank Handles to Hydraulics

A History of Cranes in New Zealand

  • Author: Crane Association of New Zealand (Inc),John Carter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781877572661
  • Category: Cranes, derricks, etc
  • Page: 300
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Cranes of various shapes and sizes have helped shape our nation dating back from around 1840 and todayrank as the most familiar item of equipment involved on construction and other sites throughout the country. This book is the first ever produced in New Zealand detailing how cranes and other lifting devices have evolved over the decades. People from all walks of life continually marvel at the size of the units, their general make-up, the tasks they are capable of performing and the skill of those people working with the cranes. For this reason technical detail has been kept to a minimum giving the publication universal appeal to even those with only the remotest or even no real interest in cranes. This 300-page, hardcover, high quality book is a balanced mix of text, photos and illustrations. It is an easy read for people of all ages and includes how cranes assisted in the colonisation of New Zealand via the ports and railways and mentions of some of the country's historical events which necessitated the use of cranes.

Contributions to the Early History of New Zealand

Contributions to the Early History of New Zealand

Settlement of Otago

  • Author: Thomas Morland Hocken
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110803943X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 410
  • View: 9006
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This 1898 publication covers the history of European settlement in Otago, New Zealand, in the years preceding the gold rush.

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
  • View: 6904
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