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Wearmouth & Jarrow: Northumbrian Monasteries in an Historic Landscape

by Sam Turner, Sarah Semple & Alex Turner

Presenting the results of new research on the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow—among the most sophisticated centers of learning and artistic culture in 7th- and 8th-century Europe, and the home of Bede—and...


The State in New Zealand, 1840-198: Socialism Without Doctrines?

by Michael Bassett

In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating...


The New Zealand Economy: An Introduction

by Ralph Lattimore & Shamubeel Eaqub

What drives economic growth in New Zealand? How has New Zealand been impacted by globalization and the financial crisis? What will shape future productivity and competitiveness? In this book, leading economists...


The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs

by Michael Bassett

Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial...


The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 16421840

by Vincent O'Malley

An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakeha—or European settlers—and the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups...


The Making of New Zealanders

by Ron Palenski

Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown...


Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand

by Jarrod Gilbert

For more than five decades, gangs have played a pivotal role in New Zealand crime life, beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s. Based on 10 years of gang research, this book chronicles the rise...


Nga Moteatea: An Introduction / He Kupu Arataki

by Jane McRae & Heni Jacob

The songs of New Zealand’s Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. An introduction to the classic collection first compiled in the 1920s...


New Zealand's London: A Colony and Its Metropolis

by Felicity Barnes

Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists—throughout the last 150 years, people, objects and ideas have gone back and forth between New Zealand and London, defining...


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...


Making Sheep Country: MT Peel Station and the Transformation of the Tussock Lands

by Robert Peden

From the 1840s through World War I, the South Island of New Zealand was transformed as large tracts of land were claimed, native vegetation was burned, and large-scale sheep farming was established for wool...


Mad on Radium: New Zealand in the Atomic Age

by Rebecca Priestley

Although New Zealander Lord Rutherford was the first to split the atom, the country has since been known around the world for its nuclear-free stance. In this engaging and accessible book, an alternative history...


Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home

by Glyn Harper

Revealing and often heartbreaking, this collection of letters offers a powerful firsthand account of a pivotal event in New Zealand history: World War I's Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Grouped in chronological...


Heaphy: Explorer, Artist, Settler

by Iain Sharp

Richly illustrated with Charles Heaphy's remarkable paintings and drawings as well as photographs and maps from the period, this engaging work tells the story of Heaphy's life and his art. A draughtsman, explorer,...


Friendly Fire: Nuclear Politics & the Collapse of Anzus, 19841987

by Gerald Hensley

In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government’s antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling...


Extra! Extra!: How the People Made the News

by David Hastings

From the mid-19th-century rivalry between the New Zealander and the Southern Cross to the 20th-century dominance of the New Zealand Herald and the Auckland Star, the story of Auckland’s newspapers is an engrossing...


Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, 19181964

by Chris Bourke

Bringing to life the musical worlds of New Zealanders both at home and out on the town, this history chronicles the evolution of popular music in New Zealand during the 20th century. From the kiwi concert parties...


A Simple Nullity?: The Wi Parata Case in New Zealand Law & History

by David V. Williams

When the New Zealand Supreme Court ruled on Wi Parata v the Bishop of Wellington in 1877, the judges infamously dismissed the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi. During the past 25 years, judges, lawyers, and...


Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment in Southern New Zealand

by Peter Holland

During the 19th century, New Zealand's South Island underwent an environmental transformation at the hands of European settlers. They diverted streams and drained marshes, burned native vegetation and planted...


Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976

by Daniel Weimer

Since its declaration in the early 1970s, the American drug war has spanned the globe in a quest to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Explaining the conceptual framework within which policymakers...