• Two Worlds
    Two Worlds
    'Professor Salmond has written a remarkable book. Remarkable for its meticulous research, for its ability to grip the reader's attention; but most of all, remarkable that no-one has done anything quite like it before in the exploration of New Zealand history.'-Naylor Hillary, The Press Two Worlds is Anne Salmond's award-winning account of the first points of contact between Maori and European explorers. It is a provocative, penetrating examination of those dramatic first meetings, casting them in a completely new light - a work of trail-blazing significance.'The book as a whole, it must be said, is a stunningly comprehensive and polished work of scholarship that will be welcomed by academic and general readers. It is one of the most important volumes on Maori-Pakeha relations ever published and will provide a baseline from which future work in this area will be measured.'-Michael King, Metro

    ISBN: 9780143772163
    Publication date: 26/02/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Salmond, Anne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Unearthly Landscapes: Nz's Early Cemeteries, Churchyards and Urupa
    Unearthly Landscapes: Nz's Early Cemeteries, Churchyards and Urupa
    By the nineteenth century the ancient parish churchyards of Britain, burdened with generations of dead, were unable to cope with the strain of rising numbers of corpses. Public concern about health problems eventually put an end to the local parish churchyard burial, and by the time settlers set sail for New Zealand new, larger "modern" cemeteries were being established on the edges of towns. Immigrants brought with them a range of burial traditions, and of course Maori, already long established, had their own rituals. Over time, the various customs borrowed from one another to form a uniquely New Zealand way. In this beautifully written and illustrated book, Stephen Deed sets out to reconnect the historic cemeteries we see today with the history of this country and its people.

    ISBN: 9781927322185
    Publication date: 19/11/2015
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Deed, Stephen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Wealth and New Zealand
    Wealth and New Zealand
    The most recent NBR Rich List has revealed the biggest proportional increase in wealth since the list first appeared in 1986. But what do these figures mean and what else do we know about New Zealand's fortunes?Following his groundbreaking work on income inequality, Max Rashbrooke examines how wealth shapes New Zealand experience. Drawing on previously unpublished data, this award-winning writer explores what constitutes wealth in New Zealand - where, how and why it is held. In doing so, he addresses how wealth has come to be so unevenly distributed, and why this imbalance is something we can no longer ignore.

    ISBN: 9780908321575
    Publication date: 09/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Rashbrooke, Max
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Wild Wind from the North Hongi Hikas 1823 Invasion of Rotorua
    Wild Wind from the North Hongi Hikas 1823 Invasion of Rotorua
    Hongi Hika's invasion of the Rotorua area in 1823 is one of the most dramatic and daring assaults in New Zealand history. Armed with muskets, Hongi's forces had roamed the North Island seeking utu (revenge) for past slights. Te Arawa, inland and with their island stronghold of Mokoia on Lake Rotorua, felt impregnable. They did not count on Hongi's determination - which led to an epic portage of canoes to the lake shores, from which an attack on Mokoia became inevitable. A Wild Wind from the North not only tells the story with Stafford's flair and sense of drama, but is also richly illustrated, including modern photos of the locations depicted. Launch of the book in 2007 occasioned a major meeting of Ngapuhi and Te Arawa that aided reconciliation for the past conflict.

    ISBN: 9780947506230
    Publication date: 11/05/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Stafford, Don
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Womens Suffrage Petition 1893
    Womens Suffrage Petition 1893
    In May 2017 the exhibition He Tohu opens at the National Library in Wellington. This celebrates three founding documents in New Zealand’s history – He Whakaputanga: The Declaration of Independence (1835), the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) and the Women’s Suffrage Petition (1893). The originals of these documents will be on display at the National Library, in a wonderful exhibition that tells the history of the times and the story of the documents themselves.

    BWB is producing three slim paperbacks showcasing each of the documents, published in conjunction with the National Library and Archives New Zealand. Each book will be focussed on the document itself, and feature a facsimile of the document (or part of it). The documents are framed by an introduction from leading scholars (Claudia Orange, Vincent O’Malley and Barbara Brookes), and a Maori perspective on the document in te reo. Short biographies of many signatories are included – showing the wide range of people who signed. The books are printed in full colour so that the richness of these significant, old documents is shown.

    ISBN: 9781988533087
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brookes, Barbara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon: Agnes Moncrieff's Letters from China, 1930-1945
    You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon: Agnes Moncrieff's Letters from China, 1930-1945
    In April 1938 Agnes Moncrieff, in her role as the YWCA of New Zealand's foreign secretary to the YWCA of China, wrote to her mother, 'You do not travel in China at the full moon if you can help. There are always air raids.' Nessie, as she preferred to be called, was an indomitable spirit and source of strength for many women in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. There from 1930-1945, she is the only New Zealander to ever be seconded to the YWCA of China. These fascinating excerpts drawn from hundreds of her typed and handwritten letters tell of a remarkable woman, her experiences living and working in China, her observations of Chinese and Japanese military strategies, and her horror at what was taking place around her. A story of fortitude and adventure published on the centenary of her enrolment at Victoria University of Wellington, You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon collects some of Nessie's most captivating letters with notes from her friend, Barbara Francis.

    ISBN: 9781776560882
    Publication date: 08/06/2017
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Francis, Barbara
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
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