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              Colonising New Zealand: A Reappraisal
                

              Colonising New Zealand: A Reappraisal (Hardback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Colonising New Zealand offers a radically new vision of the basis and process of Britain's colonisation of New Zealand. It confronts moral judgments about colonisation, and investigates the motives behind Britain's imperial expansion, both in a global context, and in relation to ...New Zealand.
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              ISBN 9780367534233
              Released NZ 6 Sep 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Modern History
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              A Savage Country: The untold story of New Zealand in the 1820s
                 

              A Savage Country: The untold story of New Zealand in the 1820s (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              "New Zealand in the 1820s had no government or bureaucratic presence; no newspapers were published; the literate population was probably no more than a couple of dozen people at any one time. Early explorers' assessments of New Zealand were haphazard at best - few knew what to ma...ke of this foreign land and its people ... Paul Moon details how so many of the events in this decade - the introduction of aggressive capitalism, the arrival of literacy and the beginnings of Maori print culture, intertribal warfare, Hongi Hika and the British connection, colonisation as a simultaneously destructive and beneficial force - influenced the nation's evolution over the remainder of the century"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780143567387
              Published NZ 26 Apr 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand
               

              The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              "Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Maori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change. Jules Dumont d'Ur...ville, Samuel Marsden, Ferdinand von Hochstetter and Charles Heaphy complement an array of lesser known but no less intrepid explorers - soldiers and sailors, travellers and settlers, missionaries, artists and officials - all of whom ventured from their homelands in search of new horizons"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143570554
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem
                

              Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              From its earliest performances in the late 1860s, doubts have been expressed about the extent of the religiosity in Brahms' German Requiem. On the surface, such persistent questioning might seem unusual, particularly in our modern, more secular age. After all, Brahms specifically... designated his opus 45 work A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, and the roots of the term 'requiem' run deep in the Catholic tradition, as a mass for the dead. In addition, the texts selected by Brahms for the various movements of the German Requiem were all sourced exclusively from the Bible (ironically, unlike those used for the Catholic requiem), and it was first performed in a Cathedral, on Good Friday. On these bases, its specifically Christian orientation seems beyond dispute, at least from a lay perspective. The main basis for questioning to what extent the German Requiem is primarily a Christian work as opposed to what has loosely been described as a 'humanist' one with merely a Christian veneer revolves around the specific texts that Brahms chose for the work, and equally, those he rejected. This ambiguity surrounding the extent of the requiem's Christian nature is further compounded by more recent suggestions that the religiosity of the work (to whatever extent it exists) is less important or even incidental to the requiem's musical significance, and furthermore, that its text is better interpreted as a general consolation for the grieving rather than anything explicitly Christian. This work explores the text of the German Requiem from several angles and reveals that Brahms' selection of verses was closely in keeping with a specific German Protestant tradition of religious music extending back to Bach and even to Luther. The debate about the German Requiem's religiosity, that has lasted almost one and a half centuries, is now a step closer to being resolved through the findings contained in this monograph.
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              ISBN 9780994119209
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Campus Press
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              Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story
                 

              Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              Haane Manahi (died 1986) was a member of the Maori Battalion from New Zealand in World War II who was nominated for a Victoria Cross, but eventually received a special citation for bravery from the Queen. This is his biography by leading academic Pual Moon

              ISBN 9781869694203
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand in the Twentieth Century: The Nation, the People
                

              New Zealand in the Twentieth Century: The Nation, the People (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              "As the first history to encompass the entire century, New Zealand in the Twentieth Century can be said to be following on from the survey histories of the last century. However, this epic work is much more than a traditional chronology of events. Rather, it brings to life in viv...id detail the social, political, and cultural landscape of New Zealand in this period, and combines it with often intimate portrayals of people, places, ideas, and events that have defined us as a nation. The result is a magnificently panoramic portrait of the country which is both spirited and compelling. Alongside commerce, politics and racial integration sit the less obvious but equally relevant developments in clothing, religion, architecture, and music, together with how we played sports, shopped, drank and entertained ourselves, and how our ideas of families and communities transformed. From temperance to a people's prime minister, from the welfare state to rock'n'roll, from a dying race to a Maori renaissance, this book follows the growth and evolution of the nation. The result is a superbly researched and highly readable history of life in New Zealand throughout the twentieth century." -- Publisher's information.
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              ISBN 9781869508043
              Published NZ 4 Nov 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction
                

              Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $76.99
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              Possibly one of the most explosive books on an indigenous language ever published. This book shifts the terms of reference for the field of Maori language studies. Highly controversial but crucial to read.

              ISBN 9780994119261
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Campus Press
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              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
               

              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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              ISBN 9781350116658
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Southspace: A journey into South Auckland
               

              Southspace: A journey into South Auckland (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              ISBN 9780473388607
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2017
              Publisher Campus Press
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              FitzRoy: Governor in Crisis 1843-1845
                

              FitzRoy: Governor in Crisis 1843-1845 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              This covers the controversial career of New Zealand's second Governor, from the formative stages of his career through to his suicide. This account is based on many previously unused documents and provides an "original and stimulating perspective on a critical period in New Zeala...nd's colonial history, and the impact of one man on the country's development".
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              ISBN 9780908990702
              Published NZ 11 Sep 2000
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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