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A Concise History of New Zealand

Citation

Mein Smith, PL, A Concise History of New Zealand, Cambridge University Press, Australia, pp. 348. ISBN 9781107402171 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2013 Philippa Mein Smith

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Abstract

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.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:New Zealand, history
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:New Zealand History
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding New Zealand's Past
Author:Mein Smith, PL (Professor Philippa Mein Smith)
ID Code:93593
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Humanities
Deposited On:2014-08-09
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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