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Buying the Land, Selling the Land

Winner of the Montana New Zealand Book Award for History 2009 This book is a study of Crown Maori land policy and practice in the period 1869-1929, from the establishment of the Native Land Court power until the cessation by Gordon Coates of large-scale Crown purchasing. In the intervening period virtually the main function of the Native De..  More

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Castaway on the Auckland Isles

Originally published 1866, by Lockwood and Co.Thomas Musgrave's account of the wreck of the Grafton.On November 12, 1863 the Grafton left Australia. On the 18th they met with foul weather that threw them off course, but nevertheless they arrived at Campbell Island dropping anchor on December 2nd. They found no tin on the island and so Musgrave deci..  More

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Early Wellington

Originally published 1928, by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited..  More

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Extract from New Zealand As It Might Have Been 2

This extracted chapter from NEW ZEALAND AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 2 contains Patrick Evans' essay about Katherine Mansfield, and offers one whimsical view of what could have happened had she returned to New Zealand to live permanently, rather than remaining in Europe. The full NEW ZEALAND AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 2, containing sixteen additiona..  More

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Fairy Folk Tales of the Maori

Originally published 1925, by Whitcombe and Tombs Limited ..  More

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From Silence to Voice - The Rise of Maori Literature

Before the 1970s, Maori existed in New Zealand literature as figures created by Pakeha writers. The Maori renaissance of the 1970s changed all that. Fiction writers led by Ihimaera and Grace challenged earlier stereotypes and inherited literary forms, creating a new body of writing that has redefined the Maori in literature. Until now no single ..  More

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From Tasman To Marsden: A History of Northern New Zealand from 1642 to 1818

Originally published 1914, by J. Wilkie & Co., Ltd. General Printers and Publishers,..  More

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Future State

New Zealand’s public sector has consistently rated well internationally on a variety of measures of comparative government performance. In the 1980s New Zealand achieved a step change in public sector reform when it introduced a distinctive and widely applauded model of public management. Despite attempts at continuing improvement, however..  More

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Hero Stories of New Zealand

Originally published 1935, by Harry H. Tombs Limited ..  More

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Historic Poverty Bay and the East Coast, N.I., N.Z

Originally published 1949, by J. A. Mackay ..  More

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Historical Records of New Zealand, Vol. I

Originally published 1908, by By Authority: John Mackey, Government Printer...  More

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History Matters: Teaching and learning history in New Zeland

History Matters reflects the dynamic nature of teaching and learning history in New Zealand secondary classrooms. It demonstrates not only the wealth of enthusiasm and expertise within the history teaching community,but also a commitment by teachers to developing a research literature on historical thinking that is ‘for teachers and by tea..  More

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History of New Zealand, Volume I

Originally published 1883, by Chapman and Hall, Limited. ..  More

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History of New Zealand, Volume II

Originally published 1883, by Chapman and Hall, Limited. ..  More

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History of New Zealand, Volume III

Originally published 1883, by Melville, Mullen & Slade ..  More

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Maori and the State: Crown-Maori Relations in New Zealand/Aotearoa 1950-2000

This book is the companion volume to the author’s State Authority, Indigenous Autonomy, which covered Crown–Maori relations in first half of twentieth-century New Zealand. Focussing on a complex series of interactions between the principal institutions of both state and indigeneity, Maori and the State analyses Maori aspirations ..  More

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Naseby: A History

The colourful story of the picturesque goldfields town of Naseby in Central Otago, New Zealand. The book covers the rich and often entertaining history of the town from its original settlement, which followed the discovery of gold in 1863, through until 2013. Through its 150 year history the town has changed from a being bustling goldfields town wi..  More

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New Zealand As It Might Have Been 2

In 2006 NEW ZEALAND AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN introduced a new way of looking at New Zealand’s national experience – its history, society and politics, even its rugby – as 15 authors considered what could have been rather than simply what was. Now this new book offers a further 17 portraits of ‘New Zealand as it mig..  More

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Ngapuhi Speaks

Ngāpuhi Speaks  - a challenge to the history we’ve received Ngāpuhi Speaks is an independent report about He Wakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (1835) & Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840), published in November, 2012.  It summarises and assesses the Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu evidence given at the Initial Hearing of their Wai..  More

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Pioneering the Pumice

Originally published 1939, by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited..  More

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Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand

The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of the land his expedition named Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. How did he and the many canoes that followed find their way without modern navigational techniques through perilous seas in wooden canoes? By examining myth, star charts and contemporary Polynesian seafaring, Jeff..  More

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Raupatu: The Confiscation of Maori Land

This ground-breaking collection of essays by leading scholars – Bryan Gilling, James Belich, John C. Weaver, Alan Ward, Michael Allen, Mark Hickford, Vincent O’Malley, Judith Binney, Dion Tuuta, Alex Frame and Richard S. Boast – examines the confiscation of Maori land in nineteenth-century New Zealand and the broader imperial c..  More

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Revolution: The 1913 Great Strike in New Zealand

Many of New Zealand’s leading historians came together in a conference in 2003 to re-explore the 1913 Great Strike. The result is a challenging clash of perspectives: the reader will see this great strike through the eyes of the state, the police, the strikers, the militants, the moderates, the ruling and working classes. The contributors deba..  More

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