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Australia's Immigrants: 1788-1988

by Geoffrey Sherington

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.


Aboriginals and the Mining Industry: Case Studies of the Australian Experience

by David Cousins & John Nieuwenhuysen

Aboriginals and the Mining Industry reviews the participation of Aborigines in mining company employment. It examines the contribution of land rights legislation to protecting Aboriginal interests, and it asks...


Best Australian Yarns: and other true stories

by Jim Haynes

An omnibus from Jim Haynes about the true essence of what makes us Australians - our yarns, collected from every walk of life.


Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930¿1970: The Getting of Bookselling Wisdom

by Jason D. Ensor

‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s...


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)...


The Whimpering of the State: Policy After Mmp

by Brian Easton

A successor to the widely read The Commercialisation of New Zealand, this book by a leading independent commentator continues the story of the New Zealand reforms, giving a trenchant and critical account of...


Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric New Zealand and Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities

by Bruce McFadgen

Evidence from several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, demography, history, and the Maori oral tradition, are combined in this analysis of the many volcanic periods that shaped New Zealand....


He Pitopito Korero No Te Perehi Maori: Readings from the Maori-Language Press

by Jenifer Curnow & Jane McRae

This anthology reproduces full-length news articles, letters, advertisements, and obituaries from 19th-century Maori-language newspapers alongside their English-language translations. An excellent resource for...


'Hauhau': The Pai Marire Search for Maori Identity

by Paul Clark

To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Māori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view....


Compulsory Arbitration in New Zealand: The First Forty Years

by James Holt

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894. Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over...


Colonial Constructs: European Images of Maori, 1840-1914

by Leonard Bell

How did the European settler perceive Māori? What images of Māori society and culture did European artists create for their distant audiences? What preconceptions and aesthetic models lay behind early European...


Big Coal: Australia's Dirtiest Habit

by Guy Pearse, David McKnight & Bob Burton

A look at the underbelly of an industry whose power continues to soar even as its expansion feeds catastrophic climate change, this work dissects the Australian coal industry’s influence to publicly, and behind...


Trust Me: Australians and Their Politicians

by Jackie Dickenson

A lively look at the deep distrust between Australians and the people they elect to office, this book showcases the long history of such an uneasy relationship. From the 1850s to the 2013 election, Jackie Dickenson...


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...