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Waitangi & Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law & Legitimation

by F. M. Brookfield

This landmark study examines issues surrounding New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi, focusing on recent Fiji revolutions and indigenous customary rights to the seabed and foreshore. In this revised edition, the...


Arawata Bill: The Story of Legendary Gold Prospector William James O'Leary

by Ian Dougherty

Arawata Bill (1865-1947) was a pioneering New Zealand folk hero. He spent decades in the unforgiving mountain country of North-west Otago and South Westland, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making...


New Zealand's Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War

by John Crawford & Ian McGibbon

This book is a collection of essays arising out of the 'Zealandia's Great War' conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians...


New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy

by Ian McGibbon

This landmark publication provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War, and will remain the standard reference work on the subject for decades. Its publication...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


The Voices of War: Australians Tell Their Stories From World War I to the Present

by Michael Caulfield

Drawn from engagements ranging from World War I through to operations in East Timor and Iraq, these stories are taken from the Australians at War Film Archive, a collection of the memories of more than 2000...


The Vietnam Years: From the Jungle to the Australian Suburbs

by Michael Caulfield

The Vietnam War was the longest and most divisive war in our history. Almost 60,000 Australians served and more than 500 were killed. At home, thousands protested against the war and conscription and hundreds...


Daughters of Erebus

by Paul Holmes

How 287 people died in the air crash on Mt Erebus. What caused the crash and who covered it up


Kiwi Battlefields

by Ron Palenski

The history behind the major battlefields in which New Zealand soldiers fought


Settlers: New Zealand Immigrants from England, Ireland & Scotland 18001945

by Jock Phillips & Terry Hearn

Analyzing everything from shipping records to death registers, this book takes an in-depth look at New Zealand's European ancestors, exploring the origins of the island's national identity. Using individual...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...


Makers of Fortune: A Colonial Business Community and Its Fall

by R. C. J. Stone

So many businesses rose and fell in nineteenth-century Auckland that the city was called a ‘graveyard of enterprise’. By far the most serious and general collapse came during the decade of depression and...


Logan Campbell's Auckland: Tales from the Early Years

by Russell Stone

From the tale of One Tree Hill and a mysterious suicide to the wreck of the HMS Orpheus, the personalities, feuds, and dramas of 19th-century Auckland are brilliantly brought to life in this charming collection....


Interdependence and Foreign Policy: New Zealand in the World Since 1935

by Malcolm McKinnon

Independence and Foreign Policy is the first interpretive study of New Zealand foreign policy to cover the period 1935–91. Based on years of detailed research, it draws extensively on relevant sources both...


Innovation and Independence: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

by John Singleton, Arthur Grimes & Gary Hawke

This study of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand reveals why the Bank's presence in the national life is strong; illustrates how it is internationally renowned for its mandate to eliminate inflation, having...


Chiefs of Industry: Maori Tribal Enterprise in Early Colonial New Zealand

by Hazel Petrie

Drawing on a wide range of sources in both English and Maori, this study explores the entrepreneurial activity of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori in the early colonial period. Focusing on the two industries—coastal...


Changing Times: New Zealand Since 1945

by Jenny Carlyon & Diana Morrow

From the “golden weather” of postwar economic growth, through the globalization, economic challenges, and protest of the 1960s and 1970s, to the free market revolution and new immigrants of the 1980s and...


Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes

by Martin Edmond

Imaginative and cerebral, this volume recounts the fantastic history of the antipodes—namely Australia and New Zealand—from the Western perspective over the course of the past five millennia. Tracing the fiction...


Te Iwi Maori: Population Past, Present and Projected

by Ian Pool

Te Iwi Maori presents an engrossing survey of the history of the Māori population from the earliest times to the present, concentrating particularly on the demographic impact of European colonisation. It also...


Over the Mountains of the Sea: Life on the Migrant Ships 18701885

by David Hastings

Drawing upon more than 80 personal diaries and journals of those on board, this resource explores the rich experience and the trials and tribulations of hopeful Anglo-Celtic pilgrims headed to Australia and...