The History of New Zealand

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - History - 250 pages
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With its closest neighbor some 1,200 miles away, New Zealand is one of the most geographically isolated countries in the world. Its remoteness led to its relatively late settlement. Brooking traces New Zealand from its earliest Maori settlers to issues in 2003, covering intertribal relations, the effects of European contact, the challenges of globalization, and more. The volume includes a timeline of historical events, biographical entries of notable people in the history of New Zealand, a glossary of Maori terms, and a bibliographic essay.

With its closest neighbor some 1,200 miles away, New Zealand is one of the most geographically isolated countries in the world. Its remoteness led to its relatively late settlement. Brooking traces New Zealand from its earliest Maori settlers to issues in 2003, covering intertribal relations, the effects of European contact, the challenges of globalization, and more. The volume includes a timeline of historical events, biographical entries of notable people in the history of New Zealand, a glossary of Maori terms, and a bibliographic essay.

This concise, engagingly written volume is ideal for students and general interest readers seeking information on New Zealand's history.

 

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User Review  - Lesley - Goodreads

Read, but didn't finish before it had to be returned to the library. This was fairly dry. Maybe it was dry because New Zealand's history is dry... but I choose not to believe that any nation's history ... Read full review

Contents

Geography Environment Peoples and Government
1
Eastern Polynesians become Maori
11
An Australasian Colony and an Apprenticeship in Race Relations 17921840
23
Building a Better Britain at Someone Elses Expense 18401870
43
Boom and Bust 18701890
67
Britains Experimental Farm18911914
77
The Most Loyal Dominion Loses Its Way 19141935
97
The Struggle for Greater Independence 19351973
119
Coping with a Decolonizing World 19741984
143
Facing the Challenges of Globalization 19842002
153
Notable People in the History of New Zealand
179
Maori Names and Terms
211
Bibliographic Essay
217
Index
231
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About the author (2004)

Tom Brooking specializes in New Zealand and comparative rural and environmental history. New Zealand political history and the historical links between New Zealand and Scotland. This research has focused upon environmental transformation and the role of colonising peoples in that process, especially farming and its economic and environmental impacts. He has published seven books by himself and co-authored two others. His three most recent books are Making a New Land Environmental Histories of New Zealand, Unpacking the Kists:The Scots in New Zealand and Richard Seddon: King of God's Own which made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015.

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