|Author:||J. F. (Joseph Frederick) Cody|
The Maori warrior in New Zealand first came to prominence during the land wars of the 19th Century. During these conflicts, they were known as fierce opponents, as well as courageous allies. Subsequently, and especially based on the Treaty of Waitangi, the Maori felt that they owed special allegiance to the Queen, to the ... read more
Museum collections are a treasure trove of objects, each with the capacity to tell a compelling story or stories. Many objects in Te Manawa's collection speak of a deep curiosity for the world 'out there and beyond', while others evoke an intense sense of belonging to the Manawatu. Significant insight about both local communi... read more
The Meeting Place is an examination of relationships between Maori and Pakeha focusing predominantly on the period between 1814 and 1840 when, author Vincent O'Malley argues, both peoples lived / inhabited a 'middle ground' - in the historian's Richard White's phrase - in which neither could dictate the political, economic or... read more
The process of mutual discovery between Maori and Pakeha developed from unpredictable encounters to more stable relationships leading up to the Treaty of Waitangi. How did a fluid middle ground give way to a world in which Pakeha dictated the terms? O'Malley's survey is unprecendented in its scope and use of sources.
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|Author:||Te Maire Tau|
Natanahira Waruwarutu was a child at the time of the capture of Kaiapoi Pa by Te Rauparaha's Ngati Toa warriors in 1832. The early years of his life, recounted here in the original Maori text and an accompanying translation, saw great change in the Maori communities of Waitaha (Canterbury) and Akaora. Otako leaders set asid... read more
Beyond Betrayal delves into New Zealand's pioneering history, and asks why such promising partnerships descended into decades of distrust. After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, a succession of governors resisted missionary advice, despite their local knowledge and peacemaking skills, and influenced a raft of misunderstandi... read more
Written by master carver and Maori instrument maker Brian Flintoff, this book includes a background to the tunes played on these instruemnts, and the families of natural sounds with which they are associated. There are sections covering the various types of instruments, such as flutes, gourds, wood and shell trumpets and bull... read more
Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the text summarises all important elements, influences and features of pre-European Maori life.
|Author:||A W Reed|
The first paperback edition of this classic A.W. Reed title remains true to the original vision - to create a highly accessible reference to the traditional life and customs of Maori. Taonga Tuku Iho translates to 'treasures from the past that have been handed down to us'. This superb resource of information about early Maori... read more
A Maori war canoe being paddled at full speed is an awesome sight. Thanks to the renaissance in canoe building, more and more traditional waka taua are on the waterways, and feature in major events like the Queen's Jubilee. Waka Taua gives a concise introduction to all aspects of the war canoe: its history, recent revival, ty... read more
|Author:||Linda Tuhiwai Smith|
This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research – specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of researc... read more
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Kura Koiwi is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff’s career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to carving.
Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people’s work, this book explains the mythology and symbolism behind his work, and in doing... read more
In 1877, the NZ Supreme Court decided the case of Wi Parata vs. Bishop of Wellington, centred on the ownership and use of the Whitireia Block near Porirua, which had been granted by Ngati Toa to the Anglican Church for a school that was never built. Refusing jurisdiction over the case, the Court also denied the legal relevanc... read more
|Author:||Jacinta Ruru & Janet Stephenson & Mick Abbott (eds.)|
Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from differing backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change to be found amongst our sacred, historic, rural, urban and coastal landscapes. All engage with the underlying q... read more
Maori society was in disarray in the early nineteenth century. While slavery in the deep south of the USA was terrible, in New Zealand it was brutal, with unexpected death and cannibalism a constant threat. There was mass killing. In the years following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, British forces imposed peace, bri... read more
Commonsense questions about the Treaty of Waitangi 'The Treaty is a fraud' used to be a catch-cry of Maori activists - now, perhaps it should be shouted by Pakeha, argues David Round in this controversial new book. Following on from his thought-provoking series of articles on the Treaty and environmental issues in The Press, ... read more
|Author:||Linda Tuhiwai Smith|
This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research – specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of research metho... read more
Finalist Picture Book
New Zealand Children's Book Awards 2013
It’s almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November - the invasion of Parihaka in 1881.
Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers 2011, as judged by Keri Hulme, Katie Wolfe, Erima Henare and Reina Whaitiri. The book will contain the stories from the 18 finalists for Best Short Story written in English, the five finalists for the Best Short Story in Maori an... read more
Peter Gossages Maui series is well-known and loved. The six titles in the series have been repackaged and redesigned for a new generation of readers, without losing the integrity of the initial artwork. The books follow Maui's birth, his abandonment by his mother and his search for her, his search for his father and discove... read more