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Creeping confiscation, Alan Ward

I Shall Not Die: Titokowaru’s War, 1868-1869 James Belich Bridget Williams Books, $39.99, ISBN 9781877242496   In publishing a second edition of this work, first published in 1989, James Belich and Bridget Williams Books show their determination that knowledge and…
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Lofty ideals and fatal flaws, Alan Ward

Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921 Judith Binney Bridget Williams Books, $79.99, ISBN 9781877242441 This is arguably the most important book on Maori-Pakeha relations to be published in the last quarter-century, unlikely to be equalled in this generation. Its importance stems…
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Bestriding two worlds, Alan Ward

He Tipua: The Life and Times  of Sir Apirana Ngata Ranginui Walker Viking, $69.95, ISBN 0670911887 In the Foreword, Sir Henare Ngata, son of Sir Apirana, on Behalf of the Ngata family and the Ngati Porou people, thanks Dr Ranginui…
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The shiny, soft-cover Treaty Debate, Angela Ballara

Living Relationships: Kokiri Ngatahi. The Treaty of Waitangi in the New Millennium eds Ken S Coates, P G McHugh Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0 86473 330 5 An Unsettled History Alan Ward Bridget Williams Books, $34.95, ISBN 0 908912…
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The land as a traceable commodity, Wendy Pond

National Overview: Waitangi Tribunal Rangahaua Whanui Series Alan Ward GP Publications, $154.65 (3 volumes), ISBN 1 86956 209 7 In 1993 I attended the first Pacific island peoples’ science conference in Suva. At that time there were still western scientists…
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