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 NZ History

Awards:Longlisted for the Booksellers Aotearoa New Zealand Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021

A BOOK FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS WHO FEEL CONNECTED TO THE SEA.
This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the Americas Cup defence comes ... read more

Aotearoa Endless Sea - Our Story Told Through the Taonga of the National Maritime Museum

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 NZ History

Reading Level:near fine

A CENTURY OF AUCKLANDERS HELPING AUCKLANDERS. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham features over 100 photographs and takes readers inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lin... read more

Agency of Hope - The Story of the Auckland City Mission 1920-2020

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 NZ History

Awards:Longlisted for the General Non-Fiction Award -- Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021

Not in Narrow Seas is a major contribution to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. It covers everything from the traditional gift-based Māori economy to the Ardern government's attempt to deal with the economic challenges of global war... read more

Not In Narrow Seas - The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand

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 NZ History

Reading Level:new

October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook’s intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedent... read more

100 Days That Mapped a Nation

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

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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

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

Reading Level:very good

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

Reading Level:very good
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 History of Samoan Tattooing