New Zealand was catapulted kicking and screaming from the stone age to the space age within 200 years of Captain Cook setting foot there… and they’re still arguing about it!
Who really got to New Zealand first? Which version of the Treaty of Waitangi is the most accurate translation? Did the Treaty ever set up a ... read more
|Author:||Russell J. Beck|
Pounamu, or jade, is one of New Zealand's most treasured natural resources, celebrated for its rich beauty and significance to the Maori people. Pounamu Treasures: Ng? Taonga Pounamu is a simple and stylish collection of object photographs that honours the stone in its many forms. Respected pounamu specialists Russell Beck an... read more
How have two very different marginalised groups in New Zealand society - Maori and Chinese - interacted over the last 150 years? This important book, the result of a major grant from the Marsden Fund, looks at the relationship between the tangata whenua and the country's earliest and largest non-European immigrant group for t... read more
Early British settlement of new Zealand, and particulary systematic settlement, is seen through the eyes of ordinary people who came at the outset in the context of the circumstances and forces in Britain which shaped their emigration, their contibutions upon arrival and whether their legacies and charadteristics have endured... read more
Maori form a significant proportion of the modern New Zealand Army, and Maori officers have achieved the very highest commands, their unique culture is deeply embedded in its tradition and daily routines; celebrated by Maori (indigenous) and pakeha (non-indigenous) soldiers alike. The exploits of the 28th (Maori) Battalion in... read more
Finalist in the General Non-Fiction category. During the nineteenth century the Urewera was a remote but enticing wilderness except for the Maori who lived there, for them it was a sheltering homeland. In 1866-67 large areas were taken by confiscation or forced cession.At the end of the fighting in 1872 the Urewera became ... read more
|Author:||Nicholas Thomas (ed) (photography Mark Adams; interviews James Schuster & Lyonel Grant)|
Tene Waitere of Ngati Tarawhai (1854-1931) was the most innovative Maori carver of his time; his works reached global audiences decades before the globalisation of culture became a fashionable topic. Rauru is the highlight of a famous anthropological museum in Germany. Hinemihi, the carved house featured in one section of thi... read more
During seven years of travel to seven continents and thirty countries, Chris Rainier photographed the traditions od tattooing, scarifications, piercing and other forms of body-altering art, origins of which date to the dawn of mankind. Here in Ancient Marks: the Sacred Origins of Tattoos and Body Marking, Rainier presents mor... read more
|Author:||Te Ara online encyclopedia|
Designed for the visitors market this book combines great photos of scenic New Zealand with maps, Maori art and history. Contributors include some of New Zealand's top historians. A guide to the main Maori tribes written especially for visitors and students, combining great photos of scenic New Zealand with maps, Maori art ... read more
A look into our recent past when New Zealand was beginning to move away from a purely rural economy to an urban society. This is conveyed through a collection of more than 250 photographs selected by William Main which were made in the first half of the 20th century. Nearly all the people featured in this book are unknown. Th... read more
|Author:||Hilary and John Mitchell|
The 3rd Volume of the "Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka" series. Published by Wakatu Incorporation and Huia Publishers Ltd. Contains Maori baptisms, Marriages, censuses, signatories, owners of occupation, tenths and landless native reserves etc. Invaluable for those with whakapapa connections to Te Tau Ihu (Nelson-Marlborough) Some b... read more
Breaks new ground in telling the fascinating story of the Maori Battalion's war, with the focus firmly on C Company whose members were drawn from Tairawhiti, a region on the east coast of the North Island. Personal recollections and eyewitness accounts, many anecdotes and hundreds of photographs are woven through this history... read more
P.M.E. Williams spent a lifetime recording the use of plant material for medicinal purposes by Maori.
He makes no recommendations but indicates which plants were used for various problems, colourfully interspersing his notes with anecdotal evidence. He had a long association with the Ngapuhi people and it has been from... read more
This comprehensive history of Aotearoa New Zealand written entirely from Maori viewpoints using Maori customary structures takes a fresh look at what Maori history is and how it is different from that formerly portrayed. As a postcolonial history, it provides a range of fresh views on events in the past. Written by sixteen Ma... read more
A new edition of this iconic book includes new larger format and photographs rescanned from Marti Friedlander's originals. It is an indepth photographic study of the ancient art of moko.
|Author:||Nicola Wheen and Janine Hayward (editors)|
Here leading scholars from the fields of law, history, Maori studies and politics provide a comprehensive account of the settlement process. The contributors examine the history of Treaty claims and the impact of Treaty settlements. The major settlements are considered, and their impact on the management and ownership of key ... read more
"This is the story of the meeting of two very different peoples and the steady building of the one nation promised by Hobson at the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi ... The conflict between some Māori and the government was a direct consequence of cultural stresses and the rebellion of a few tribes against the new aut... read more
From one of the leading Maori scholars of his generation and one of our greatest photographers comes this beautifully illustrated work that serves as a fine overview of leadership and challenges for Maori today
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 context.
New Zealanders in all walks of life need to have a basic knowledge about the Treaty of Waitangi. But gaining an understanding of the Treaty is not an easy matter, with information mostly available through text books.
The Treaty of Waitangi answers that need with a short, balanced introduction to the nation's foundi... read more