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The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia

by David Hill

On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on...


Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in...


Savage Harvest

by Carl Hoffman

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in remote New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world, and even Michael's powerful, influential family, guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling...


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...


Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand

by Angela Wanhalla

From whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early 19th century to the growth of interracial marriages in the later 20th, Matters of the Heart unravels the long history of interracial relationships...


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...


Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and Beyond, How the Australian Army Became the World's Most Deadly Jungle Fighting Force

by Adrian Threlfall

Australians are acknowledged as being among the best, if not the best, jungle fighters. This fascinating and revealing history explores how the Australian soldier evolved from being trained for and fighting...


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....


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...


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...


A Press Achieved: The Emergence of Auckland University Press 19271972

by Dennis McEldowney

Written by a former managing editor who is also a distinguished writer, this book charts the origins of the Auckland University Press up to its formal recognition in 1972. It provides a valuable document in...


World Famous in New Zealand: How New Zealand's Leading Firms Became World Class Competitors

by Colin Campbell-Hunt

How can NZ firms in a small economy at the edge of the world make it on the international stage? This pioneering study answers these questions based on close study of 10 world class NZ companies. By a respected...


Waihou Journeys: The Archaeology of 400 Years of Maori Settlement

by Caroline Phillips

Drawing on archaeology, Maori oral history, European accounts, this is a fascinating study of cultural change and development by Maori in a single region of New Zealand.


The New Zealand Family from 1840: A Demographic History

by D. Ian Pool, Arunachalam Dharmalingam & Janet Sceats

An authoritative demographic history of the New Zealand family from 1840–2005, this reference is a collection of statistics that interprets the changing role of the family and its members. Using detailed...


Maori Origins and Migrations: The Genesis of Some Pakeha Myths and Legends

by M. P. K. Sorrenson

Since Europeans first set foot in New Zealand they have speculated about where the Māori people came from, how they made their way to New Zealand and how they lived when they arrived here. Theories have abounded:...


Tuamaka: The Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Joan Metge & Hon Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie

From the point of view of a renowned anthropologist, this invaluable volume narrates the history of a multicultural New Zealand in which both Maori and non-Maori individuals cohabitate. Arguing that the Treaty...


The Tribes of Muriwhenua: Their Stories and Origins

by Dorothy Urlich Cloher, Merimeri Penfold & Shane Jones

This compilation of myths, legends, and oral histories from the far north of New Zealand is the story of the people who make up the tribes of Muriwhenua. The author provides whakapapa (genealogy and history)...