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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!

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 Short History of the New Zealand Wars

A Short History of the New Zealand Wars

  • Author: Gordon McLauchlan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869539627
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 192
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Insightful and accessible book of interest to New Zealanders wanting to find out more about the New Zealand wars and their consequences for our country.

A Concise History of New Zealand

A Concise History of New Zealand

  • Author: Philippa Mein Smith
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107663369
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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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 years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans - and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.

A Short Short History of New Zealand

A Short Short History of New Zealand

  • Author: Gordon McLauchlan
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: 9780143007876
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 158
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Gordon McLauchlan knows New Zealand intimately and affectionately and has set out in this book to provide readers with an accessible overview of our history. For students, new citizens or anyone needing a quick top-up of historical information.

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.

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.

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
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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.

The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1890

The History of Australia and New Zealand from 1606 to 1890

  • Author: Alexander Sutherland,George Sutherland
  • Publisher: London : Longmans, Green ; Melbourne : G. Robertson
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Australia
  • Page: 248
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Going Public

Going Public

The Changing Face of New Zealand History

  • Author: Bronwyn Dalley,Jock Phillips
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 9781869402266
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
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Short think-pieces by leading writers that explore connections between aspects of public history and New Zealand history in general. Subjects include new media, Treaty claims research, official war history, government history, the origins of public history, heritage, history and popular culture and state-funded reference histories.

The Oxford History of New Zealand

The Oxford History of New Zealand

  • Author: Geoffrey Rice
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195582574
  • Category: History
  • Page: 755
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When The Oxford History of New Zealand was first published in 1981 it was acclaimed as the standard reference. The turbulent 1980s have changed much about the way we see New Zealand and its history. Some of these new ways of regarding the past have arisen, directly or obliquely, from the activities of the Waitangi tribunal and the wealth of scholarship, Maori and Pakeha, which now surrounds the treaty of Waitangi. Others come from the events of the 1980s, with their profound social, political, and economic consequences. This new edition provides coverage of the last decade, and takes account of recent historical writing. Six new chapters have been added, and many others have been enlarged or updated, making this a substantially revised and expanded second edition. As before, the book draws upon the work of archaeologists, social scientists, economists, historians, and critics, to provide a comprehensive account of New Zealand's past from the first Polynesian settlement to the present day. Like its predecessor, it is essential reading for every student, scholar, and teacher of New Zealand history, and for the general reader, curious to know about New Zealand's past.

A Short History of the Canterbury College (University of New Zealand) with a Register of Graduates and Associates of the College

A Short History of the Canterbury College (University of New Zealand) with a Register of Graduates and Associates of the College

  • Author: University of Canterbury,Sir James Hight
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Universities and colleges
  • Page: 317
  • View: 6973
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End of an era

End of an era

a short history of New Zealand education boards

  • Author: New Zealand Education Boards' Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 86
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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.

The New Zealand Wars

The New Zealand Wars

A Brief History

  • Author: Matthew Wright
  • Publisher: Libro International
  • ISBN: 9781877514685
  • Category: History
  • Page: 88
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The best basic introduction to this important episode in British colonial history; summarizes complex history in simple terms suitable for readers from intermediate age onwards

People, People, People

People, People, People

A Brief History of New Zealand

  • Author: Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781869538132
  • Category: New Zealand
  • Page: 80
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A story of New Zealand and its people, from 1200 through to 2000. A short, very accessible snapshot of New Zealand's history written with tourists and anyone new to the country in mind.