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Encounters : the creation of New Zealand : a history

documentary heritage
  • Description

    "Historian Paul Moon delves into how the many and conflicting ideas about how 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."--Publisher information.

  • Place
  • Other Id

    DU417 MOO (Library of Congress Call Number)

    82835 (Cat ID)

    153475 (DBTextworks system ID)

    80903 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Encounters : the creation of New Zealand : a history
  • Primary Maker

    Paul Moon (Author)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    Penguin Group
  • Place
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    431 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm

  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

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  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Imagining New Zealand
    The land
    Imagined New Zealand.
  • Public Access Text

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-419) and index.

  • Collection Type
    Reading Room
  • Copyright
    All rights reserved
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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