Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka

General History/Miscellaneous Books

A Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King – The latest offering from a pre-eminent historian.   
$40
The Story of the Treaty – Claudia Orange’s book which takes a fresh look at the treaty’s origin’s, history and meaning. (2nd edition)
$30
Making Peoples – a history of the New Zealanders, from the Polynesian settlement to the end of the 19th century by James Bellich.  It confronts historical myths and challenges to interpret our past.
$47.50
Pakeha Maori – The extraordinary story of the Europeans who lived as Maori in early New Zealand. Trevor Bentley.
$32
Captured by Maori – white female captives, sex and racism on the 19th century New Zealand frontier.  It includes Betsy Boughton captured in Whangaroa.
$36
New Zealanders at War – edited by Gavin McLean, Ian McGibbon and Kynan Gentry
$40
New Zealand in the Twentieth Century by Paul Moon – A fascinating and vibrant history of the NZ experience in the twentieth century
$50
The Meeting Place – Maori and Pakeha encounters, 1642-1840 by Vincent O’Malley
$50
People, People, People – A brief history of New Zealand – “New Zealand in the year 1200 was a land of trees and birds – and no people. The two main islands were covered nearly entirely in deep, dark, cool forest. New Zealand was entirely unknown to any people anywhere in the world.”
$30
A Short History of New Zealand – Succinct, lively, well referenced and completely up to date”
$30
Te Wiremu – Henry Williams – Early Years in the North. Edited by Caroline Fitzgerald from his letters and journals 1823-1840. A personal account of living in NZ during this fascinating time in history.
$45
The Quest for Origins – (revised 2008 ed) – Prof. K R Howe’s examination of the discovery, exploration and settlement of NZ and the Pacific.
$31
An Unsettled History – Treaty claims in New Zealand today by Alan Ward. An analysis of the claim process that seeks to deal with historic breaches of the treaty.
$35
The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict. James Belich revisits a turbulent period in our history.  $45
Guns and Utu – A short history of the Musket Wars by Matthew Wright
$42
The Legacy of Guilt – A life of Thomas Kendall by Judieth Binney
$50
Battlefields of the New Zealand Wars: A Visitors Guide David Green takes the reader on a guided tour, both by car and on foot, through the often ignored history that surrounds us. Heavily illustrated
$42.50
Charles Darwin Voyage of the Beagle – a reprint of Charles Darwin’s journal in shortened form.
$30
Early Auckland Births & Deaths compiled by Shirley Kendall.  A CD with 4000 records arranged alphabetically.
$25