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              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
                

              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $39.99
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              • Pub Date
                2 Nov 20

              One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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              ISBN 9781350116658
              Released AU 2 Nov 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
                

              The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Hardback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $130.00
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              One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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              ISBN 9781350116641
              Released AU 3 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem
                

              Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $71.50
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              From its earliest performances in the late 1860s, doubts have been expressed about the extent of the religiosity in Brahms' German Requiem. On the surface, such persistent questioning might seem unusual, particularly in our modern, more secular age. After all, Brahms specifically... designated his opus 45 work A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, and the roots of the term 'requiem' run deep in the Catholic tradition, as a mass for the dead. In addition, the texts selected by Brahms for the various movements of the German Requiem were all sourced exclusively from the Bible (ironically, unlike those used for the Catholic requiem), and it was first performed in a Cathedral, on Good Friday. On these bases, its specifically Christian orientation seems beyond dispute, at least from a lay perspective. The main basis for questioning to what extent the German Requiem is primarily a Christian work as opposed to what has loosely been described as a 'humanist' one with merely a Christian veneer revolves around the specific texts that Brahms chose for the work, and equally, those he rejected. This ambiguity surrounding the extent of the requiem's Christian nature is further compounded by more recent suggestions that the religiosity of the work (to whatever extent it exists) is less important or even incidental to the requiem's musical significance, and furthermore, that its text is better interpreted as a general consolation for the grieving rather than anything explicitly Christian. This work explores the text of the German Requiem from several angles and reveals that Brahms' selection of verses was closely in keeping with a specific German Protestant tradition of religious music extending back to Bach and even to Luther. The debate about the German Requiem's religiosity, that has lasted almost one and a half centuries, is now a step closer to being resolved through the findings contained in this monograph.
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              ISBN 9780994119209
              Published AU 1 Feb 2015
              Publisher Campus Press
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              A Savage Country: The untold story of New Zealand in the 1820s
                 

              A Savage Country: The untold story of New Zealand in the 1820s (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $34.99
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              "New Zealand in the 1820s had no government or bureaucratic presence; no newspapers were published; the literate population was probably no more than a couple of dozen people at any one time. Early explorers' assessments of New Zealand were haphazard at best - few knew what to ma...ke of this foreign land and its people ... Paul Moon details how so many of the events in this decade - the introduction of aggressive capitalism, the arrival of literacy and the beginnings of Maori print culture, intertribal warfare, Hongi Hika and the British connection, colonisation as a simultaneously destructive and beneficial force - influenced the nation's evolution over the remainder of the century"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780143567387
              Published AU 26 Apr 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand
               

              The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              "Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Maori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change. Jules Dumont d'Ur...ville, Samuel Marsden, Ferdinand von Hochstetter and Charles Heaphy complement an array of lesser known but no less intrepid explorers - soldiers and sailors, travellers and settlers, missionaries, artists and officials - all of whom ventured from their homelands in search of new horizons"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780143570554
              Published AU 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story
                

              Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $48.00
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              Haane Manahi (died 1986) was a member of the Maori Battalion from New Zealand in World War II who was nominated for a Victoria Cross, but eventually received a special citation for bravery from the Queen. This is his biography by leading academic Pual Moon

              ISBN 9781869694203
              Published AU 29 Oct 2010
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              New Zealand in the Twentieth Century (2 Volumes Set)
                 

              New Zealand in the Twentieth Century (2 Volumes Set) (Paperback, [Large Print])

              By Moon, Paul

              • RRP: $109.99
              • $109.99
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              As the first history to encompass the entire century, New Zealand in the Twentieth Century can be said to be following on from the survey histories of the last century. However, this epic work is much more than a traditional chronology of events. Rather, it brings to life in vivi...d detail the social, political, and cultural landscape of ...
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              ISBN 9781459631120
              Released AU 4 Nov 2011
              Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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              Series Read How You Want
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              When Darkness Stays: Hohepa Kereopa and a Tuhoe Oral History
               

              When Darkness Stays: Hohepa Kereopa and a Tuhoe Oral History (Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              This extraordinary book unsettling, harrowing, and ultimately redemptive is based on the time the author spent with the T?hoe tohunga, H?hepa Kereopa. It plunges deep into a cultural landscape that has almost vanished, bringing to light insights that are enriching and sometimes s...hocking. The work climaxes with a staggering oral history that has never appeared in print until now, and which reveals one of the most tragic and distressing events in the country's colonial era.
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              ISBN 9781927305676
              Published AU 8 Sep 2020
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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              Hone Heke: Nga Puhi Warrior
                

              Hone Heke: Nga Puhi Warrior (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              A 'captivating account of the life of the Nga Puhi warrior chief Hone Heke. It is set against a background of political turmoil and ethnic tension, and at almost every turn, the reader will be surprised by the remarkable events and circumstances that engulfed New Zealand in the m...id 1840s".
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              ISBN 9780908990764
              Published AU 1 Jan 2002
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Path to the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Ara Ki Te Tiriti
                

              The Path to the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Ara Ki Te Tiriti (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Moon, Paul

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              A 'richly researched account of the origins of the Treaty of Waitangi" that provides a 'refreshing view of the inception and aftermath...'. Paul Moon is a senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology and the author of several books on aspects of New Zealand history.

              ISBN 9780908990832
              Published AU 26 Jun 2002
              Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
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