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Maori > Maori - History

Author:Monty Soutar
Awards:Winner of Nga Kupu Ora History Book Award 2009. Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2009 and NZ Society of Authors Best First Book Award Non-Fiction Category 2009.

This book 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 th... read more

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Renowned historian Michael King (1945-2004) presents a comprehensive and searching documentary of Maori culture and society, and Maori-Pakeha contact, conflict and co-operation. From the earliest daguerreotype around 1852 to the strong protest images of the 1990s, King records and analyses changes and upheaval in the commenta... read more

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The first publication tocome out of the online Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand project tells the story of the tangata whenua of Aotearoa, from their journeys across the vast Pacific Ocean to the histories of all the major iwi, including the contemporary issues they face today. No other book brings together in one place all... read more

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Author:Te Ara online encyclopedia
Awards:Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora History Book Award 2009.

Designed and priced for the visitors' market, this book combines great photos of scenic New Zealand with maps, Maori art and history. Visitors to New Zealand put Maori culture at the top of their 'must-see' list and this book will reinforce that experience. Written by the authoritative Te Ara team.

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'So they went forth, and they were given over to death by the guns.' - Rangipito, of Ngati Rahiri. In the two decades before the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand was ripped asunder by island-spanning waves of warfare, extreme violence and cannibalism. Great war parties surged the length of the land to avenge historic grie... read more

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This hugely popular and magnificently illustrated book, compiled by a group of Maori scholars from the University of Waikato, is the closest there has ever been to a 'complete' book on moko. Mau Moko examines the use of moko by traditional Maori, notes historical material including manuscripts and unpublished, oral sources, a... read more

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This book traces Maori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Maori had with paper and writing and the first relationships between Maori and Europeans in the earliest school. The book tells an image-led story about the earliest re... read more

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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

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The essential reference work on Maori voyaging canoes. Collects all published information on the topic into one volume. An essential item for libraries of New Zealand history.Attractive design with maps for easy reference.Includes special sections on Maui’s and Rata’s waka. Finally back in print after more than ... read more

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Originally published in 1963 (and reprinted every two to three years until the early 1980s), with a second edition published in 2002, the book has been edited and updated by Buddy Mikaere and repackaged with an attractive new softcover. The text is arranged in alphabetical entries that cover agriculture, fishing, gardening, h... read more

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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

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The 28th (Maori) Battalion was formed to embark with the second echelon in 1940. The Battalion had a distinguished fighting record, and the men were much respected and feared, making the Maori unit one of the best that this country has sent from these shores. After initially deploying to England, they re-embarked for the Midd... read more

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Bub and Nen Wehi have achieved what no other partnership has accomplished in a lifetime of kapa haka. With Nen’s tragic passing early in 2011 the family felt their parents’ story needed to be told. Ka Mau Te Wehi is a rare insight into Bub and Nen’s private lives and their journey to enhance the M?ori cultur... read more

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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

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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

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Starting with the beaching of his Mataatua Bay of Plenty ancestral canoe, Buddy Mikaere provides a highly readable historical overview of Maori in New Zealand and goes on to examine the impact of a changing urban world on the traditional way of life. He describes the renaissance of Maori culture and the revival of language an... read more

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Maori > Maori - Issues

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

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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

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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

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Maori > Maori - Language

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

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