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            Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
             

            Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            By Gossage, Peter

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            A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evo...cative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature. These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Maui - the quick-witted and the trickster - whose exploits include slowing the sun in its course across the sky, fishing up the North Island/Te Ika a Maui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal. Maui and Other Legends contains eight essential legends. In this volume you will find timeless favourites such as How Maui Found his Mother, Battle of the Mountains, Pania of the Reef and many more. The treasury includes: How Maui Found his Mother How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone The Fish of Maui How Maui Slowed the Sun How Maui Found the Secret of Fire How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death Battle of the Mountains Pania of the Reef
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            ISBN 9780143309291
            Published NZ 3 Oct 2016
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa
             

            Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa (Hardback)

            By Farrell, Joseph

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            The story of the last years of the author of Treasure Island and Jekyll and Hyde, lived out in the earthly paradise of the Samoan Islands

            ISBN 9780857059956
            Released NZ 12 Sep 2017
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
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            The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders
              

            The Cambridge History of the Pacific Islanders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Denoon, Donald; Meleisea, Malama; With Firth, Stewart; Linnekin, Jocelyn; Nero, Karen

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            An authoritative and comprehensive history of the Pacific islanders from 40,000 BC to the present day.

            ISBN 9780521003544
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2004
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971 - 1981
             

            Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa New Zealand 1971 - 1981 (Paperback)

            By Anae, Melani; Tamu, Leilani; Iuli, Lautofa; Edited by Burgoyne, Leilani

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            "Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in ...New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s. The Panthers organised prison visit programmes and sporting and debating teams for inmates; provided a halfway-house service for young men released from prison; ran homework centres; and offered 'people's loans', legal aid and food banks that catered for 600 families at their height. Drawing on interviews, memoirs, poetry, newspaper articles and critical analysis, Polynesian Panthers is a thought-provoking account of this period in New Zealand"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781775502050
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2015
            Publisher Huia Publishers
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            Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
              

            Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific (Paperback)

            By Thompson, Christina

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            `Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan `Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude `Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World For more than a millennium, Polynesians ...have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonise these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind. For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
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            ISBN 9780008339050
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Don'T Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific
              

            Don'T Spoil My Beautiful Face: Media, Mayhem and Human Rights in the Pacific (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robie, David

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            A comprehensive "hidden stories of the Pacific" media and communication book about many of the region's major issues of the past two decades such as the Fiji coups, Papua New Guinea's Bougainville war and resource development crises, nuclear testing and health challenges, environ...mental degradation and climate change. The author writes with insight and personal experience of all the events covered. It is the first book by the author since his Mekim Nius: South Pacific Media, Politics and Education (published at the University of the South Pacific, 2004).
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            ISBN 9781877484254
            Published NZ 24 Apr 2014
            Publisher Little Island Press Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Favourite Maori Legends
             

            Favourite Maori Legends (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Reed, A. W.; Revised by Calman, Ross

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            * A classic edition of myths and legends, updated by leading Maori editor * Great stories that focus on spirits, taniwha and human heroes * Timeless characters from Hutu and Pare to Ihenga and Rona * Beautiful original illustrations by Roger Hart

            ISBN 9780947506223
            Published NZ 19 Jan 2017
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story of Maori Carving Tools
             

            Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story of Maori Carving Tools (Paperback)

            By Fugill, Clive

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            Author Clive Fugill, a master carver with a lifetime of experience, tells the story of tools from mythic origins through the migrations to New Zealand up to the present day, covering all main tools - their materials, manufacture and use - supported by over 80 beautiful line drawi...ngs and colour photos.
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            ISBN 9780947506131
            Published NZ 10 Nov 2016
            Publisher Oratia Media
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            Polynesian Festival
              

            Polynesian Festival (Paperback, Illustrated edition)

            Photographs by Tamua, Evotia

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            A photographic essay of the ASB PolyFest by Evotia Tamua which covers over 15 years of the event and shows the gamut of performance groups and schools participating in the annual festival.

            ISBN 9781877484001
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2008
            Publisher Little Island Press Ltd
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            Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand
             

            Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Evans, Jeff

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            By examining myth, star charts and contemporary Polynesian seafaring, Jeff Evans traces the methods by which Polynesian explorers made their epic voyages, and retraces the historic sailing of the traditional canoe Hawaiki-nui with no modern aids from Tahiti down to New Zealand.

            ISBN 9780947506407
            Published NZ 26 Apr 2017
            Publisher Oratia Media
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