The Penguin History of New ZealandBook - 2003
New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce a full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and the conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. emerges is an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonizing New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a fatal impact, coped heroically with colonization and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. colony transformed itself into an independent nation, open to and competing with technological and cultural influences sweeping the globe.
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books, c2003.
Branch Call Number: 993 KIN
Characteristics: 570 p. : maps ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: History of New Zealand