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By Philippa Mein Smith

ISBN-10: 0521834384

ISBN-13: 9780521834384

ISBN-10: 1107402174

ISBN-13: 9781107402171

New Zealand used to be the final significant landmass, except Antarctica, to be settled via people. the tale of this rugged and dynamic land is superbly narrated, from its origins in Gondwana a few eighty million years in the past to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein Smith highlights the consequences of the country's smallness and isolation, from its overdue cost through Polynesian voyagers and colonisation by way of Europeans – and the exchanges that made those humans Maori and Pakeha – to the dramatic struggles over land and up to date efforts to regulate international forces. A Concise background of latest Zealand locations New Zealand in its worldwide and nearby context. It unravels key moments – the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Anzac touchdown at Gallipoli, the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior – exhibiting their function as nation-building myths and connecting them with the fewer dramatic forces, fiscal and social, that experience formed modern New Zealand.

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