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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.

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.

Leprosy and Empire

Leprosy and Empire

A Medical and Cultural History

  • Author: Rod Edmond
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139462873
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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An innovative, interdisciplinary study of why leprosy, a disease with a very low level of infection, has repeatedly provoked revulsion and fear. Rod Edmond explores, in particular, how these reactions were refashioned in the modern colonial period. Beginning as a medical history, the book broadens into an examination of how Britain and its colonies responded to the believed spread of leprosy. Across the empire this involved isolating victims of the disease in 'colonies', often on offshore islands. Discussion of the segregation of lepers is then extended to analogous examples of this practice, which, it is argued, has been an essential part of the repertoire of colonialism in the modern period. The book also examines literary representations of leprosy in Romantic, Victorian and twentieth-century writing, and concludes with a discussion of traveller-writers such as R. L. Stevenson and Graham Greene who described and fictionalised their experience of staying in a leper colony.

Making Peoples

Making Peoples

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

  • Author: James Belich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780143007043
  • Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Page: 497
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Slipping Into Paradise

Slipping Into Paradise

Why I Live in New Zealand

  • Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
  • Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0345466349
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 248
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A tribute to the author's adopted home in New Zealand describes his decision to relocate to a lush bay area near Auckland, where his family and he thrived in the wake of its natural flora and fauna, dolphin-filled waters, and wildlife. By the author of The Pig Who Sang to the Moon. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Making of New Zealand Cricket, 1832-1914

The Making of New Zealand Cricket, 1832-1914

  • Author: Greg Ryan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714653549
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 257
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This book examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European settlement in New Zealand - such as the systematic colonization schemes of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the gold discoveries of the 1860s. This book examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European settlement in New Zealand - such as the systematic colonization schemes of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the gold discoveries of the 1860s.

All Day at the Movies

All Day at the Movies

  • Author: Fiona Kidman
  • Publisher: Gallic Books
  • ISBN: 1910709387
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle family, first encountered in Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to start a new, independent life for herself and her daughter – but the tragic repercussions of her decision will resonate long after Irene has gone. Each of Irene’s children carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives, played out against a backdrop of great change – new opportunities emerge for women, but social problems continue to hold many back. Headstrong Belinda becomes a successful filmmaker, but struggles to deal with her own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the past. A sweeping saga covering half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past

The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict

The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict

  • Author: James Belich
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1869408276
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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James Belich’s book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the new Zealand Wars . . . explains how we came by the version and why it is all wrong, and substitutes his own interpretation. It is a vigorous and splendidly stylish contribution to our historiography. – the New Zealand Listener This is not just a good book. It is a remarkable book. – Professor Keith Sinclair First published in 1986, James Belich’s groundbreaking book and the television series based upon it transformed New Zealanders’ understanding of the ‘bitter and bloody struggles’ between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the ‘Victorian interpretation of racial conflict’ to acknowledge those qualities, Belich’s account of the New Zealand Wars offered a very different picture from the one previously given in historical works. Maori, in Belich’s view, won the Northern War and stalemated the British in the Taranaki War of 1860–61 only to be defeated by 18,000 British troops in the Waikato War of 1863–64. The secret of effective Maori resistance was an innovative military system, the modern pa, a trench-and-bunker fortification of a sophistication not achieved in Europe until 1915. According to the author: ‘The degree of Maori success in all four major wars is still underestimated – even to the point where, in the case of one war, the wrong side is said to have won.’ This bestselling classic of New Zealand history is a must-read – and Belich’s larger argument about the impact of historical interpretation resonates today.

New Zealand's London

New Zealand's London

A Colony and its Metropolis

  • Author: Felicity Barnes
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1775581292
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists—throughout the last 150 years, people, objects and ideas have gone back and forth between New Zealand and London, defining and redefining the relationship between this country and the colonial center that many New Zealanders once called home. Exploring the relationship between a colony and its metropolis from Wakefield to the Wombles, it answers questions, including How did New Zealanders define themselves in relation to the center of British culture? and How did New Zealanders view London when they walked through King’s Cross or saw the city in movies? By focusing on particular themes—from agricultural marketing to expatriate writers—this discussion develops a larger story about the construction of colonial and national identities.

The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives

The Eight Hour Day and Working Life

  • Author: Peter Love,Lyn Beaton,Margo Beasley,Drew Cottle,Angela Keys,Helen Masterman-Smith,Charles Fahey,John Lack,Julie Kimber ,Patricia Grimshaw,Nell Musgrove,Shurlee Swain,Claire Higgins,Rob Hitchcock,Val Noone,Ben Maddison,Bobbie Oliver,Mikael Ottosson,Calle Rosengren,Kerry Taylor,Jeff Rich,Barbara Webster
  • Publisher: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • ISBN: 0980388309
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 218
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On 21 April 1856 Melbourne building workers won an industry-wide agreement to establish the Eight Hour Day. In the 150 years since then the slogan ‘Eight Hours Labour, Eight Hours Recreation, Eight Hours Rest’ has symbolised workers’ efforts to take control over the time of their lives and, in doing so, strike a civilised balance between work, rest and play. It was an assertion that they were not simply ‘operatives’ in a labour market, but also family members and citizens in what they hoped could become a civilised community. This book offers historical perspectives on that continuing campaign to give readers a long-term context for our current debates over the work/life balance and power in the workplace.

Replenishing the Earth

Replenishing the Earth

The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

  • Author: James Belich
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199604541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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Why are we speaking English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the explosive settlement of the American West and its forgotten twin, the British West, comprising the settler dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. This book will reshape understandings of American, British, and British dominionhistories in the long 19th century. It is a story that has such crucial implications for the histories of settler societies, the homelands that spawned them, and the indigenous peoples who resisted them, that theirfull histories cannot be written without it.

Joints and Connective Tissues

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

  • Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729582175
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1280
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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

  • Author: Tanja Bueltmann
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688773
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This book makes an original contribution to the growing body of knowledge on the Scots abroad, presenting a coherent and comprehensive account of the Scottish immigrant experience in New Zealand.

Better Britons

Better Britons

Reproduction, National Identity, and the Afterlife of Empire

  • Author: Nadine Attewell
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442667079
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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In 1932, Aldous Huxley published Brave New World, his famous novel about a future in which humans are produced to spec in laboratories. Around the same time, Australian legislators announced an ambitious experiment to “breed the colour” out of Australia by procuring white husbands for women of white and indigenous descent. In this study, Nadine Attewell reflects on an assumption central to these and other policy initiatives and cultural texts from twentieth-century Britain, Australia, and New Zealand: that the fortunes of the nation depend on controlling the reproductive choices of citizen-subjects. Better Britons charts an innovative approach to the politics of reproduction by reading an array of works and discourses – from canonical modernist novels and speculative fictions to government memoranda and public debates – that reflect on the significance of reproductive behaviours for civic, national, and racial identities. Bringing insights from feminist and queer theory into dialogue with work in indigenous studies, Attewell sheds new light on changing conceptions of British and settler identity during the era of decolonization.

Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

  • Author: Gerri Kimber
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748669124
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 256
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This volume addresses issues raised by Katherine Mansfield's nomadic rootlessness as an 'extraterritorial' writer. Contributions draw on postcolonial and diasporic frameworks to examine Mansfield's insights into colony and empire.

Sorrows of a Century

Sorrows of a Century

Interpreting Suicide in New Zealand, 1900-2000

  • Author: John C. Weaver
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773589953
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
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In Sorrows of a Century, John Weaver describes how personal relationships, work, poverty, war, illness, and legal troubles have driven thousands to despair. His study is set in twentieth-century New Zealand where - in spite of high standards of living and a commitment to social welfare - citizens have experienced the profound losses and stresses of the human condition. Focusing on New Zealand because it has the most comprehensive and accessible coroners' records, Weaver analyzes a staggering amount of information to determine the social and cultural factors that contribute to suicide rates. He examines the country's investigations into sudden deaths, places them within the context of major events and societal changes, and turns to witnesses' statements, suicide notes, and medical records to remark on prevention strategies. His extensive survey of twelve thousand cases also provides an insightful assessment of psychiatry and psychology in the last century. In reviewing the motives and methods of suicide, Weaver points out the complications facing deterrence. Moving beyond the timeless present of the social sciences and the irrationality emphasized in psychology, Sorrows of a Century marshals testimony to highlight the historical context and rational conduct behind suicide.

At the Margin of Empire

At the Margin of Empire

John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900

  • Author: Jennifer Ashton
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 1775587797
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 276
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In telling the story of John Webster's long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand.

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

Realism, Allegory, and the Representation of Contested Pasts

  • Author: H. Dalley
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137450096
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 226
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The Postcolonial Historical Novel is the first systematic work to examine how the historical novel has been transformed by its appropriation in postcolonial writing. It proposes new ways to understand literary realism, and explores how the relationship between history and fiction plays out in contemporary African and Australasian writing.

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.

“Through the long corridor of distance”

“Through the long corridor of distance”

Space and Self in Contemporary New Zealand Women’s Autobiographies

  • Author: Valérie Baisnée
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9401211108
  • Category: History
  • Page: 156
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Examined in this study are twentieth- and twenty-first century autobiographies and memoirs by major New Zealand women writers. Brought together for the first time in a single study, texts by Sylvia Ashton–Warner, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Ruth Park, and Ruth Dallas are analysed with the aid of spatial concepts that probe unexplored aspects of their life-narratives. Drawing on recent and revised concepts of place and space in cultural geography, philosophy, and sociology, the book ac¬knowledges the link between identities and locations in a non-essentialist way by pinpointing the various forms of inhabit¬ing and being in space. It refutes the idea of autobiographies as pure self-referential texts, and shows how these works deploy their own horizon of reference. Valérie Baisnée is currently a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Paris Sud. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include the personal writings and poetry of twentieth-century women, with a particular focus on New Zealand women writers. She has contributed to several published books and journals on women’s autobiographies and diaries, and she is the author of Gendered Resistance: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras (1997).