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A Concise History of New Zealand
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1. Waka across a watery world; 2. Beachcrossers 1769-1839; 3. Claiming the land 1840-60; 4. Remoter Australasia 1861-90; 5. Managing globalisation 1891-1913; 6. 'All flesh is as grass' 1914-29; 7. Making New Zealand 1930-49; 8. Golden weather 1950-72; 9. Latest experiments 1973-96; 10. Treaty revival 1973-99; 11. Shaky ground: seismic shifts 2000-11.

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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.

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).

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