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            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific
              

            Tangata o le Moana: New Zealand and the People of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Mallon, Sean; Edited by Mahina-Tuai, Kolokesa; Salesa, Damon Ieremia

            • RRP: $79.99
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            This illustrated history tells the amazing story of Pacific people and their relationships with, and contributions to, New Zealand society. In a great feat of exploration and migration, Pacific Islanders became the first people to step foot on these shores some 800 years ago. Tod...ay, New Zealand is home to the largest population of Pacific Islanders anywhere in the world, and New Zealand has a long history with the other islands of the Pacific, their people and their cultures. Yet how many New Zealanders consider themselves Pacific Islanders, despite this shared geography and past? How many know the amazing history of New Zealands Pacific people? Tangata o le Moana is the first book to present that history. It tells the stories of Pacific people past and present, in all areas of life on the street, on the sports field, in the recording studio, on the political stage, and beyond. There are highs, and there are lows from the dawn raids of the 1970s to Tana Umaga becoming first Samoan captain of the All Blacks. And alongside tales of legendary figures like Kupe and historical figures like the navigator priest Tupaia, there are previously untold stories, too like the first-person accounts of Pacific people who visited and settled here in the 1800s, at a time when New Zealands leaders dreamed of creating their own empire in the Pacific, or the Pacific Islands soldiers who fought and died for New Zealand in the two world wars. Across fifteen chapters written by leading historians and writers, every aspect of New Zealands relationship with Pacific people is covered from migration to tourism, economics to politics, sport to the arts. Drawing on diverse sources and handsomely illustrated with specially commissioned maps, historical and contemporary photos, archival documents and images of evocative museum objects, Tangata o le Moana presents a very colourful, deeply human record of the story of New Zealand as a Pacific place
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            ISBN 9781877385728
            Published NZ 20 Apr 2012
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
             

            Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine (Hardback)

            By Manaugh, Geoff; Twilley, Nicola

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 21

            A riveting, thought-provoking and very timely account of the idea and the reality of quarantine around the world, examining not only the history but the implications of a system that our lives rely on.

            ISBN 9781509867400
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna

            The Hero's Way: Walking with Garibaldi from Rome to Ravenna (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Parks, Tim

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            This is a widely appealing idea for a travel/history book from the bestselling author of Italian Ways, in which Tim follows the hair-raising journey of Garibaldi, revolutionary and future architect of a united Italy, 250-miles on foot from Rome to Ravenna across the Appenines, to... look at Italy past and present.In the summer of 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi, legendary hero of guerrilla wars in South America, and future architect of a united Italy, was finally forced to concede defeat in his defence of a revolutionary Roman republic. After holding the city for four long months against overwhelming foreign forces, it was clear that the only surrender could prevent slaughter and destruction at the hands of a huge French army. But Garibaldi was determined to turn defeat into moral victory. On the evening of July 2 he led 4000 men out of the city to continue the struggle for national independence elsewhere. Hounded by both French and Austrian armies, constantly changing direction and often marching at night, he crossed the mountainous Appenines and after endless skirmishes and adventures arrived in Ravenna on August 2 with just 250 survivors. Despite a well-advanced pregnancy, his Brazilian wife Anita insisted on accompanying him and by the time the group commandeered fishing boats on the Adriatic coast in an attempt to reach the revolutionary republic of Venice, which was still holding out against the Austrians, she was seriously ill. When the boats were intercepted by the Austrian navy and forced to beach, Anita died and had to be hurriedly buried in a shallow grave. Garibaldi's companions split up. Most were rounded up and executed, but the hero himself escaped, travelling back across Italy in disguise until he could finally embark from Genova, first for Africa, then the USA. Ten years later, his revolutionary campaign in Sicily would be the catalyst that brought about the unification of Italy.
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            ISBN 9781787302167
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Healing Our History 3rd Edition
               

            Healing Our History 3rd Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Consedine, Robert; Consedine, Joanna

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            The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history. Current Treaty issues and Maori/Pakeha relationships can only be understood within the wider story of New Zealand. As we understand and honour our history, we can acknowledge the need for restoration,... healing and right relationships. The public response to previous editions of this bestselling book by Robert Consedine and his daughter Joanna Consedine has been strong and overwhelmingly positive. This 2012 edition updates and expands on the critical issues: the foreshore and seabed debate, Maori access to political power, and the emergence of the Maori Party; the remarkable growth of the Maori economy, self-determination, Maori language and the developments in Maori education; constitutional issues, and the benefits of the Treaty settlement process. New Zealand and all New Zealanders have much to celebrate - and many challenges ahead. Drawing on Robert's unique experience as a leading Treaty educator, the powerful message of this book illustrates how each and every New Zealander across all cultures can discover a new sense of personal and national identity, grounded in an authentic Treaty relationship.
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            ISBN 9780143567691
            Published NZ 28 Mar 2012
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City

            Alexandria: The Quest for the Lost City (Hardback)

            By Richardson, Dr Edmund

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            For centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished. In 1833 it was discovered in Afghanistan by the unlikeliest person imaginable: Charles Masson, deserter, traveller, pilgrim, doctor, archaeologist, spy, and eventual...ly one of the most respected scholars in Asia, and the greatest of nineteenth-century travellers. On the way into one of history's most extraordinary stories, he would take tea with kings, travel with holy men and become the master of a hundred disguises; he would see things no westerner had glimpsed before and few have glimpsed since. He would spy for the East India Company and be suspected of spying for Russia at the same time, for this was the era of the Great Game, when imperial powers confronted each other in these staggeringly beautiful lands. Masson discovered tens of thousands of pieces of Afghan history, including the 2,000 year old Bimaran golden casket, which has upon it the earliest known face of the Buddha. He would be offered his own kingdom; he would change the world, and the world would destroy him. This is a wild journey through nineteenth-century India and Afghanistan, with impeccably researched storytelling that shows us a world of espionage and dreamers, ne'er-do-wells and opportunists, extreme violence both personal and military, and boundless hope. At the edge of empire, amid the deserts and the mountains, it is the story of an obsession passed down the centuries.
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            ISBN 9781526603784
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            A Short History of the American Revolutionary War
             

            A Short History of the American Revolutionary War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conway, Stephen

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            • Pub Date
              18 Nov 21

            The American war against British imperial rule (1775-1783) was the world's first great popular revolution. Ideologically defined by the colonists' formal Declaration of Independence in 1776, the struggle has taken on something of a mythic character. From the Boston Tea Party to P...aul Revere's ride to raise the countryside of New England against the march of the Redcoats; and from the American travails of Bunker Hill (1775) to the final humiliation of the British at Yorktown (1781), the entire contest is now emblematic of American national identity. Stephen Conway shows that, beyond mythology, this was more than just a local conflict: rather a titanic struggle between France and Britain. The Thirteen Colonies were merely one frontline of an extended theatre of operations, with each superpower aiming to deliver the knockout blow. This bold new history recognizes the war as the Revolution but situates it on the wider, global canvas of European warfare.
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            ISBN 9781350147119
            Released NZ 18 Nov 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Short Histories
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            Colonising New Zealand: A Reappraisal
              

            Colonising New Zealand: A Reappraisal (Hardback)

            By Moon, Paul

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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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            In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters
             

            In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters (Hardback)

            By Goldstone, Nancy

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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 21

            A vivid and sprawling family saga following Maria Theresa of Austria and her daughters, including the infamous Marie Antoinette.

            ISBN 9781474609890
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
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            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain
             

            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain (Hardback)

            By Hunt, Tristram

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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Josiah Wedgwood, perhaps the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age. From his kilns and workshops in Stoke-on-Trent, he revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology and design, manufacturing efficiency and re...tail flair. He transformed the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool, Bath and Dublin but of America and the world, and helping to usher in a mass consumer society. Tristram Hunt calls him 'the Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century.' But Wedgwood was radical in his mind and politics as well as in his designs. He campaigned for free trade and religious toleration, read pioneering papers to the Royal Society and was a member of the celebrated Lunar Society of Birmingham. Most significantly, he created the ceramic 'Emancipation Badge', depicting a slave in chains and inscribed 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' that became the symbol of the abolitionist movement. Tristram Hunt's hugely enjoyable new biography, strongly based on Wedgwood's notebooks, letters and words of his contemporaries, brilliantly captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood and his extraordinary contribution to the transformation of eighteenth-century Britain.
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            ISBN 9780241287897
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
             

            Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (Hardback)

            By Cooper, Anderson; Howe, Katherine

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 22

            Anderson Cooper chronicles the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty--his mother's family--the Vanderbilts.

            ISBN 9780062964618
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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