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First Contact: Tasman's Arrival in Taitapu, 1642

First Contact: Tasman's Arrival in Taitapu, 1642

An account of the dramatic visit of Dutch ships led by Abel Tasman to Golden Bay at the top of the South Island in 1642, and the meeting of Maori and European worlds.

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ISBN 9781927277027
Published 28 May 2014 by Bridget Williams Books
Available in EPUB format
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Language en
Author(s) By Salmond, Anne
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ISBN-13 9781927277027
ISBN-10 1927277027
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint BWB Texts
Publication Date 28 May 2014
International Publication Date 1 May 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Salmond, Anne
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
History Of Specific Groups
Social Sciences
Indigenous Peoples
Geographical Discovery & Exploration
Travel & Holiday
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 34
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 494204

Description of this Electronic Book

As the Dutch replied in darkness with shouts and trumpet calls from the decks of their ships, the warriors must have been mystified by these creatures who entered into their rituals, yet used exotic instruments and spoke an unintelligible tongue.

With the publication of her book Two Worlds, Anne Salmond introduced a penetrating rewriting of our traditional views of first contacts between the Maori and European worlds, helping us to view these meetings with fresh eyes.

In this account of the dramatic visit of Dutch ships led by Abel Tasman to Golden Bay at the top of the South Island in 1642 Professor Salmond shows how giving equal weight to both sides of the encounter can shed fascinating new light on the actions and motives of both parties.

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Author's Bio

Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland. One of New Zealand's most prominent anthropologists and historians, Professor Salmond is the author of the award-winning works Two Worlds: First Meetings Between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772; Between Worlds: Early Exchanges between Maori and Europeans, 1775-1815; The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas; Aphrodite's Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti; and Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas. In 1995 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to New Zealand history. She was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2008, and in 2009 she was elected as a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) for her excellence in scientific research.

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