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            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living
             

            Life as a Casketeer: What the Business of Death Can Teach the Living (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A celebration of life and death. A book to make you laugh and cry. A deep, funny and personal story about the lives of New Zealand's favourite undertakers, Francis and Kaiora Tipene. Born and raised in Northland, the married couple and parents to five boys now star in the third s...eries of their own reality television show The Casketeers, a show about day-to-day life (and death) at their Auckland funeral business, Tipene Funerals. This is Francis and Kaiora's story, a story about a modest yet richly cultural Maori upbringing in the communities of Pawarenga and Kaitaia, the trials and tribulations of their love and marriage, the joy of raising five sons, and the dedication and mahi required to grow a business. It's also a book about traditions of tangihanga, tikanga Maori and Polynesian ways of morning the dead. Inspirational, hilarious, and wise: this is a book to make you see dying, grief and remembrance in a totally new light.
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            ISBN 9781775541486
            Published NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane
              

            Te Manu Huna a Tane: The hidden bird of Tane (Hardback)

            Photographs by Gillam, Jennifer; Edited by Hansen, Eugene; Contributions by Ormsby-Rihari, Raewyn; Rihari-Rawiri, Tiwai

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              12 Jun 20

            This special photo book documents a wananga or class for three generations of women from Ngati Torehina Ki Mataka to learn the customary practice of pelting North Island brown kiwi so their feathers can be used for weaving.

            ISBN 9780995123069
            Published NZ 12 Jun 2020
            Publisher Massey University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

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            `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
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            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
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            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia
             

            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

            • RRP: $48.00
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            Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of conti...nents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet. Discover how the Yakut people survive in the Arctic temperatures of Siberia, or why tattoos are so important in Maori culture. Learn about the Mbendeje people's hunting sign language that lets them silently creep up on unsuspecting prey. People and Places: a children's encyclopedia allows you to explore different cultures through illuminating photography and bitesize chunks of information. The perfect companion to geography and culture projects for school-aged children, this book is a treasure trove of facts and information about the people that make up our world.
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            ISBN 9780241364420
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            I Te Timatanga
             

            I Te Timatanga (Paperback, New title)

            By Gossage, Peter; Translated by Mataira, Katarina

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            The story of Rangi and Papa and the creation of the earth and the heavens. Maori language version.

            ISBN 9781869436124
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age Children
            Series Maori
            Language (Maori)
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            Ask That Mountain: The Story of Parihaka
              

            Ask That Mountain: The Story of Parihaka (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 9th New edition)

            By Scott, Dick

            • RRP: $45.00
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            Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers... in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. Ask That Mountain draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand.
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            ISBN 9780143010869
            Published NZ 24 Nov 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World
              

            Te Taiao: Maori and the Natural World (Paperback)

            Other primary creator Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Te Ara

            • RRP: $49.99
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            In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and neces...sary skills they needed to survive here.
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            ISBN 9781869537753
            Published NZ 18 Nov 2010
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau
             

            Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Matamua, Rangi

            • RRP: $35.00
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            In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing inter...est in Maori astronomy.
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            ISBN 9781775503262
            Published NZ 31 Aug 2017
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (Maori)
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            The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountains
             

            The Kingdom of Women: Life, Love and Death in China's Hidden Mountains (Hardback)

            By WaiHong, Choo

            • RRP: $36.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Mar 20

            In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the 'Kingdom of Women', where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where po...wer lies in the hands of women. All decisions and rights related to money, property, land and the children born to them rest with the Mosuo women, who live completely independently of husbands, fathers and brothers, with the grandmother as the head of each family. A unique practice is also enshrined in Mosuo tradition - that of 'walking marriage', where women choose their own lovers from men within the tribe but are beholden to none.
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            ISBN 9780755606887
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Te Koparapara: An Introduction to the Maori World
              

            Te Koparapara: An Introduction to the Maori World (Paperback)

            Edited by Reilly, Michael; Duncan, Suzanne; Leoni, Gianna; Paterson, Lachy; Ratima, Matiu

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            Te Koparapara is an authoritative and accessible introduction to the past, present and future of the Maori world for students and general readers.

            ISBN 9781869408671
            Published NZ 10 May 2018
            Publisher Auckland University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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