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A Concise History of New Zealand (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the effects of the country's smallness and isolation, from its late settlement by Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by Europeans and the exchanges that made these people Maori and Pakeha to the dramatic struggles over land and recent efforts to manage global forces. A Concise History of New Zealand places New Zealand in its global and regional context. It unravels key moments the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior showing their role as nation-building myths and connecting them with the less dramatic forces, economic and social, that have shaped contemporary New Zealand.

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The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.

Synopsis:

New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century.

About the Author

PHILIPPA MEIN SMITH is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury. She is the author of Maternity in Dispute: New Zealand 1920-1939 (1986), Mothers and King Baby: Infant Survival and Welfare in an Imperial World: Australia 1880-1950 (1997) and co-author of A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (2000) and Remaking the Tasman World (2008).

Table of Contents

1. Waka across a watery world; 2. Beachcrossers 1769-1839; 3. Claiming the land 1840-1860; 4. Remoter Australasia 1861-1890; 5. Managing globalisation 1891-1913; 6. 'All flesh is as grass' 1914-1929; 7. Making New Zealand 1930-1949; 8. Golden weather 1950-1972; 9. Latest experiments 1973-1996; 10. Treaty revival 1973-1999; 11. Shaky ground: seismic shifts 2000-2011.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781107402171
Author:
Smith, Philip M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Philippa Mein Smith
Author:
Mein Smith, Philippa
Location:
Melbourne
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 b/w illus. 5 maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General

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"Synopsis" by , The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana to the twenty-first century.
"Synopsis" by , New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century.
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