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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 Note: the final index for this title can be downloaded here. 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..  More

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Not in Narrow Seas: The Economic History of Aotearoa New Zealand

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 warming, and is the first economic history to underline the central role of the environment, beginning with the geolog..  More

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Passionless People Revisited

In 1976 journalist Gordon McLauchlan wrote his most famous work, The Passionless People – a best-selling social commentary on New Zealand, where he probed the murky recesses of our national pscyhe. In The Passionless People Revisited he looks back at how New Zealanders have changed, or otherwise, over the last four decades in a book that promises t..  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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Sketches of Early Colonisation in New Zealand and its Phases of Contact with the Maori Race

Originally published 1907, by Whitcombe and Tombs Limited ..  More

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Some Interesting Occurrences in Early Auckland: City and Provinces

Originally published 1955, by Whitcombe and Tombs Limited ..  More

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Temperance and Prohibition in New Zealand

Originally published 1930, by The Epworth Press..  More

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The Castaways of Disappointment Island

Originally published 1911, by S. W. Partridge & Co., Ltd.Herbert Escott-Inman's The Castaways of Disappointment Island is the true story of the wreck of the Dundonald near the Auckland Islands, a group of sub-antarctic islands lying 180 miles south of New Zealand, in 1907.The Dundonald sank on 7th March 1907 after running ashore on the west sid..  More

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The Changing Fortunes of Childcare 2003-2013

Ngā Āhuatanga Hurihuri o te Tiaki Tamariki: The Changing Fortunes of Childcare 2003-2013 updates the story of the NZ Childcare Association charting, challenging, influencing and negotiating early childhood policy, particularly as it has affected the childcare sector. ..  More

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The Commercial Hotel

When John Summers moved to a small town in the Wairarapa and began to look closely at the less-celebrated aspects of local life – our club rooms, freezing works, night trains, hotel pubs, landfills – he saw something deeper. It was a story about his own life, but mostly about a place and its people. The story was about life and death in New Zealand..  More

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The Early Canterbury Runs: Containing the First, Second and Third (new) Series

Originally published 1946, by Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd ..  More

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The Jubilee History of Nelson: From 1842 to 1892

Originally published 1892, by Bond, Finney, and Co...  More

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The Long White Cloud

Originally published , by George Allen & Unwin Ltd Ruskin House Museum Street..  More

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The Maori Situation

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

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The Old Whaling Days

Originally published 1913, by Whitcombe and Tombs Limited..  More

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The Past and Present of New Zealand with its Prospects for the Future

Originally published 1868, by William Macintosh and Henry Ireson Jones..  More

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The Treaty of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand, a subject of endless discussion and controversy, and is at the centre of many of this nation’s major events, including the annual Waitangi Day celebrations and protests. Yet many New Zealanders lack the basic information on the details about the Treaty. Ross Calman’s boo..  More

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