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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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            The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab
             

            The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wheeler, Marina

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            • Pub Date
              30 Mar 21

            Through her mother's memories, accounts from her Indian family and her own research in both India and Pakistan, constitutional and human rights lawyer, Marina Wheeler, explores how the peoples of these new nations struggled to recover and rebuild their lives.

            ISBN 9781473677753
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Past Mistakes: How We Misinterpret History and Why it Matters

            Past Mistakes: How We Misinterpret History and Why it Matters (Hardback)

            By Mountain, David

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            From the fall of Rome to the Wild West, Mountain brings colour and perspective to historical mythmaking

            ISBN 9781785786624
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab
             

            The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab (Hardback)

            By Wheeler, Marina

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              9 Feb 21

            Through her mother's memories, accounts from her Indian family and her own research in both India and Pakistan, constitutional and human rights lawyer, Marina Wheeler, explores how the peoples of these new nations struggled to recover and rebuild their lives.

            ISBN 9781473677746
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery

            The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taylor, Michael

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            For two hundred years, the abolition of slavery in Britain has been a cause for self-congratulation - but no longer. In 1807, Parliament outlawed the slave trade in the British Empire, but for the next quarter of a century, despite heroic and bloody rebellions, more than 700,000 ...people in the British colonies remained in slavery.
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            ISBN 9781847925725
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Vintage
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            By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

            By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet (Hardback)

            By Dalton, Trent

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            Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, The First Fleet tells the story of the the... epic voyage which led to the founding of our nation, as told from the point of view of the people who took part - willingly or unwillingly - in it. Drawn from historical sources of the time, including letters and journals, The First Fleet brings these this epic voyage, and the people who went on them, to vivid life. This is not dry history of dates and names. These are gripping stories of real people, from the lowest to the highest. From terrified nine year old chimney sweep and convict John Hudson to conscientious Lieutenant Ralph Clark, pining after his wife and son, these are the people who made our history, and these are their stories - of death, duty, glory, lust, violence, escape, mutiny - and a great southern land...
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            ISBN 9781460757413
            Published NZ 16 Nov 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

            The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall (Paperback)

            By Parsons, Timothy

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            A grand account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment, The Rule of Empires explores the historical reality of subjugation and exposes the true limits of imperial power.

            ISBN 9780199931156
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies
               

            Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Paperback)

            By Miller, Robert J.; Ruru, Jacinta; Behrendt, Larissa; Lindberg, Tracey

            North America, New Zealand, and Australia were colonized by England under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. This book analyses how England applied this doctrine to gain control over the lands, property, government, and human rights... of Indigenous peoples, and how this control continues to this day.
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            ISBN 9780199651856
            Released NZ 17 Jan 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Treaty of Waitangi: How New Zealand Became a British Colony
               

            The Treaty of Waitangi: How New Zealand Became a British Colony (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Buick, T. Lindsay

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            This 1914 work, reissued in its second edition (1933), examines how New Zealand joined the British Empire in 1840.

            ISBN 9781108039963
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2011
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania
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            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire
             

            Time's Monster: History, Conscience and Britain's Empire (Hardback)

            By Satia, Priya

            • RRP: $80.99
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            For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial gover...nance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed. Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it. Time's Monster reveals the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia's is an urgent moral voice.
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            ISBN 9780241464120
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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