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 NZ History

Auckland is at a turning point. At current growth rates it will pass two million
people sometime during the decade beginning 2022, at which point social and
infrastructure problems will begin to compound.
This book is for two groups of people: new residents ... read more

Turning Point Auckland

First published in 1958, this is the classic collection of myths relating to that cradle of Maori culture, Rotorua - with relevance across New Zealand Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most visited cities. It is impossible to avoid the area's Maori history and, in... read more

Legends of Rotorua And The Hot Lakes

Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. The Camera in the Crowd does th... read more

The Camera in the Crowd: Filming New Zealand in Peace and War, 1895-1920

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 NZ History

Slavery in the popular imagination has always been associated with the enslavement of Africans, and with good reason. Slavery however, is universal and not something that only white people did to black people. Throughout history, slavery has been practiced in many dif... read more

Pakeha Slaves, Maori Masters

A truly unique insight into the impact the Second World War had on the iwi of the central North Island and Bay of Plenty districts (including Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhoe, Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Maru and Ngati Paoa) f... read more

Ake Ake Kia Kaha E! Forever Brave!: B Company 28th Maori Battalion 1939-1945
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 NZ History

New Zealands military contribution to the First World War was a massive effort for a small country. The figure most often quoted is that from October 1914 through to October 1918, just over 100,000 New Zealanders embarked for military service overseas. But that number d... read more

For King and Other Countries

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 NZ History

Acclaimed historian Matthew Wright explores the evolution of New Zealand's most historically significant document, the Treaty of Waitangi, from its origins to its place in the present day. From the early cultural collisions between Maori and Pakeha that led to this landmar... read more

Waitangi: A Living Treaty
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 NZ History

Reading Level:very good
Awards:Longlisted  for the 2019 Royal Society Te Aparangi Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards   

When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mother's effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century hu... read more

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pakeha History

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 NZ History

The Battle of Pukehinahina-Gate Pa was a defining moment in New Zealand history. It brought together forces representing the British Empire's military machine, political manoeuvering and settler land hunger, Maori notions of sovereignty and self-determination, Christian ideals... read more

Victory at Gate Pa

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 NZ History

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's first voyage. Captain James Cook first set s... read more

The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill

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 NZ History

Awards:Shortlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - Illustrated Non Fiction 2019   

The Sāmoan Islands are virtually unique in that tattooing has been continuously practised with indigenous techniques: the design of the full male tattoo, the pe'a, has evolved in subtle ways since the nineteenth century, but remains as elaborate, mean... read more

Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing

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 NZ History

Awards:Finalist for the Non-fiction Elsie Locke Award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018.

The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand's history that many people wish they knew more about. The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It explains th... read more

The New Zealand Wars