Blog Archives

An end to the “musket wars”, Rawiri Taonui

Taua – Musket wars, land wars, or tikanga? Warfare in Maori society in the early nineteenth century Angela Ballara Penguin, $59.95, ISBN 0143018892 Reviewing R D Crosby’s The Musket Wars: A History of Inter-iwi Conflict 1806-1845 (New Zealand Books, March…
Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in History, Non-fiction, Review

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…
Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in History, Māori, Non-fiction, Politics & Law, Review

Making iwi, Jeffrey Sissons

Iwi: The Dynamics of Maori Tribal Organisation from c.1769 to c.1945 Angela Ballara Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0 86473 328 3 What a dynamic, marvellously complex world Maori kinship is! Little wonder that there were those in the past…
Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in History, Māori, Non-fiction, Review

Playing colonists at their own game, Angela Ballard

Agents of Autonomy: Maori Committees in the 19th Century Vincent O’Malley Crown Forest Rental Trust ISBN 0 9583708 0 X Hikurangi to Homburg Helen M Hogan Clerestory Press, $39.95 ISBN 0 9583706 0 5 To review these two books together…
Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in History, Māori, Non-fiction, Review

Aspects of Maori history, Angela Ballara

Te Haurapa: An Introduction to Researching Tribal Histories and Traditions Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal, Bridget Williams Books and Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, 1992, $17.95 He Rourou Iti: Selected speeches of Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Miria Simpson (ed),…
Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Māori, Non-fiction, Review
Search the archive
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Filter by Categories
Architecture
Art
Autobiography
Awards
Biography
Byline
Children
Comment
Contents
ebooks
Economics
Editorial
Education
Essays
Extract
Fiction
Gender
Graphic novel
Health
History
Imprints
Language
Lecture
Letters
Letters
Literature
Māori
Media
Memoir
Music
Natural History
Non-fiction
Obituaries
Opinion
Pacific
Photography
Plays
Poem
Poetry
Politics & Law
Psychology
Religion
Review
Science
Short stories
Sociology
Sport
War
YA Reviewers
Young adults
Recent issues: subscriber-only access

    Subscribe to NZ Books to access the issues above

    Search by category