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A Concise History of New Zealand
   

A Concise History of New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Mein Smith, Philippa

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The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.

ISBN 9781107402171
Barcode 9781107402171
Published 1 December 2011 by Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Series Cambridge Concise Histories
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ISBN-13 9781107402171
ISBN-10 1107402174
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 1 December 2011
International Publication Date 16 February 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Mein Smith, Philippa
Series Cambridge Concise Histories
Category Australasian & Pacific History
History of Other Lands
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 370
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress New Zealand - History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 993
Catalogue Code 227633

Description of this Book

New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans - and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha - to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments - the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior - showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.

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Author's Bio

Philippa Mein Smith is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury. 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 co-author of A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (2000) and Remaking the Tasman World (2008).

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