Encounters The Creation Of New Zealand

Author by : Paul Moon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
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Description : 'Throughout its human history, New Zealand has been interpreted and experienced in often radically different ways. Each wave of arrivals to its shores has left its own set of views of New Zealand on the country - applying a new coat of mythology and understanding to the landscape, usually without fully removing the one that lies beneath it.' Encounters is the wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity, how it has emerged and evolved through generations. In this genre-busting book, historian Paul Moon delves into how the many and conflicting ideas about New Zealand came into being. Along the way, he explores forgotten crevices of the nation's character, and exposes some of the mythology of its past and present. These include, for example, the earliest Maori myths and the 'mock sacredness' of the All Blacks in the twenty-first century; the role of nostalgia in our national character, both Maori and Pakeha; whether the explorer Kupe existed; the appeal of the Speight's 'Southern Man'; and ruminations on New Zealand art and landscape. What results is an absorbing piece of scholarship, an imaginative and exuberant epic that will challenge preconceptions about what it means to be a New Zealander, and how our country is understood. Lyrical, breathtaking and provocative, and illustrated with artworks throughout, Encounters offers an extraordinary insight into thebeginnings of our country.


Mazzaroth Or The Constellations By F Rolleston Followed By Mizraim Or Astronomy Of Egypt

Author by : Frances Rolleston
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The Ramayan Of Valmeeki In The Original Sungskrit The First Book

Author by : Vālmīki
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The Koran

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Proverbs In Porcelain And Other Verses

Author by : Austin Dobson
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Dreamthorp

Author by : Alexander Smith
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The History Of Mexico

Author by : Francesco Saverio Clavigero
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Notes And Sketches Of New South Wales

Author by : Mrs. Charles Meredith
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Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author by : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Languange : en
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Rambles Round Glasgow

Author by : Hugh MacDonald
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