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A concise history of New Zealand

Author: Philippa Mein Smith
Publisher: Port Melbourne, VIC ; Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge concise histories.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippa Mein Smith
ISBN: 9781107402171 1107402174
OCLC Number: 730004070
Notes: Previous edition: New York : 2005.
Description: xix, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Waka across a watery world --
Beachcrossers 1769-1839 --
Claiming the land 1840-1860 --
Remoter Australasia 1861-1890 --
Managing globalisation 1891-1913 --
"All flesh is as grass" 1914-1929 --
Making New Zealand 1930-1949 --
Golden weather 1950-1972 --
Latest experiments 1973-1996 --
Treaty revival 1973-1999 --
Shaky ground : seismic shifts 2000-2011 --
Glossary of Maori words --
Timeline.
Series Title: Cambridge concise histories.
Other Titles: History of New Zealand
Responsibility: Philippa Mein Smith.

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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.  Read more...
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