|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
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
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.
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
In this remarkable sequel to his ground-breaking Tohunga: Hohepa Kereopa (2003), historian Dr Paul Moon again travels deep into Tuhoe territory - and deep into its past - to uncover a wealth of material. This time he reveals his discussions with Hohepa Kereopa on traditional plants, cultivation, gardening, foods, medicines, a... read more
Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war ... read more
|Author:||Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand (Rangi McGarvey & Jock Phillips, editors)|
Reprint, previously published Sep 2006. Who are the Maori of New Zealand? How did they get here and how did they settle the country? What are the main tribal grounps in New Zealand and where are they based? "Maori Peoples of New Zealand" answers these important questions. The first publication tocome out of the online Te Ara... 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
This is a groundbreaking book which explores the incidence and effects of catastrophic events - tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - on Maori coastal communities in the pre- European period. It focuses in particular on a cluster of tsunamis in the late 1400s which had devastating effects from Northland to Otago on p... read more
|Author:||Te Ara online encyclopedia|
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.
Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the text summarises all important elements, influences and features of pre-European Maori life.
'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
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
|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
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
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. After a general introduction to Maori history, Te Ara focuses on the stories of iwi in five regions - Hokianga, Peo... read more
|Author:||Hugh Morrison et al (editor)|
This book examines encounters between the Christian church and Māori. Christian faith among Māori changed from the missionary endeavours of Pākehā settlers, to the development of indigenous expressions of Christian faith, to partnerships between Māori and Pākehā in the mainline churches, and the emergence of Destiny Church. T... 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
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