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A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands

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A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands gives the curious tourist not only a modern day portrait of New Zealand and the far flung islands, their political systems and economic diversity, but also looks at the early settling of this massive area which covers about a fifth of the whole surface of the earth. When European navigators first sailed into the region, they were astonished at the exotic shared culture and language of the natives, separated in many cases by terrifying stretches of open ocean. The story of the peopling of the South Pacific Islands and New Zealand is one of the world's great epics. The book also has practical information for visitors, an Historical Gazetteer, and is illustrated with relevant maps plus a Chronology of Events. Special topics covered include Firewalking in Fiji, the Musket Wars, the Haka, Polynesian Tattooing and the Jon Frum Cargo Cult of Vanuatu. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements — Preface — Introduction: Waterworld — 1: Brief history of the physical environment — 2: Early South Pacific cultures — 3: Special cases: Easter Islanders, Fijians, Maori — 4: Contact and commerce: the South Pacific Islands to around 1900 — 5: Christianity and colonization: the South Pacific Islands to around 1900 — 6: Maori musket wars, christianity, colonization: New Zealand to 1840 — 7: Settlements and wars: New Zealand to 1872 — 8: South Pacific Britannia: New Zealand 1861 to the early 1900s — 9: Making a nation: New Zealand to 1918 — 10: New Zealand from 1920s to 1945 — 11: Prosperous South Pacific nation: New Zealand 1945 to the 1980s — 12: Radical changes at home and abroad: New Zealand post-1980 — 13: Pacific way: South Pacific Islands since 1901 — Appendix 1: Firewalking in Fiji — Appendix 2: Treaty of Waitangi — Appendix 3: Haka: a living tradition — Appendix 4: Moro: Maori facial tattoo — Appendix 5: Largest islands, South Pacific — Monarchs, governors-general, governors, presidents, prime ministers — Chronology of major events — Further reading — Historical gazetteer — Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122537872
Publisher:
Interlink Books
Subject:
History
Author:
John H. Chambers
Author:
Chambers, John H.
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - South Pacific
Subject:
General
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - New Zealand
Subject:
New Zealand
Subject:
New Zealand History.
Subject:
Oceania History.
Subject:
Australia-New Zealand
Subject:
World History-Australia/New Zealand
Subject:
Travel-Australia and New Zealand
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2004
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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