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Cambridge Concise Histories: A Concise History of New Zealand

Cambridge Concise Histories: A Concise History of New Zealand

New history of New Zealand placing this rugged land in its global and regional context.

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ISBN 9780521542289
Barcode 9780521542289
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781107402171
Published 15 May 2005 by Cambridge University Press
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Author(s) By Mein Smith, Philippa
Series Cambridge Concise Histories
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ISBN-13 9780521542289
ISBN-10 0521542286
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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 15 May 2005
International Publication Date 27 April 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Mein Smith, Philippa
Series Cambridge Concise Histories
Category History
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 445g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress New Zealand - History.
NBS Text School Textbooks & Study Guides: Literature, Arts & Humanities
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education
Dewey Code 993
Catalogue Code 226202

Description of this Book

New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. In this new account of New Zealand's history, Philippa Mein Smith considers this rugged and dynamic land from its break from Gondwana 80 million years ago to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from late settlement by Polynesian voyagers, very late colonisation and settlement by Europeans, and the interactions that made these people Maori and Pakeha, to struggles over land, and efforts through time to manage global forces. This is a history that places New Zealand in its global and regional context, linked to Britain, immersed in the Pacific, and part of Australasia. Distinctively, this book unravels the ways in which key moments have contributed to the founding of the country's national myths.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '... 'a broadening of the histories that have already been written'.' Contemporary Review

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Author's Bio

Philippa Mein Smith is Associate Professor of History at the University of Canterbury where she researches and teaches New Zealand and Australian history. She is the author of Maternity in Dispute: New Zealand 1920-1939 (1986), Mothers and King Baby: Infant Survival and Welfare in an Imperial World: Australia 1880-1950 (1997) and A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (with Donald Denoon, 2000), for which she had a co-residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Centre in Bellagio, Italy.

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