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              Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa
                

              Maori Philosophy: Indigenous Thinking from Aotearoa (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stewart, Dr Georgina

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              This book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy, covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This book addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world, epistemology, the form in which M...aori philosophy is conveyed, and whether or not Maori philosophy has a teleological agenda. The book introduces key texts, thinkers and themes and includes pedagogical features including: - A Maori-to-English glossary; - Accessible English translations of primary source material; - Teaching notes, and reflections on how the studied material engages with contemporary debates - End-of-chapter discussion questions that can be used in teaching - Comprehensive bibliographies and guided suggestions for further reading. Knowledge, Self and World in Maori Philosophy is an ideal text for students studying World Philosophies, or anyone who wishes to use indigenous philosophies or methodologies in their own research and scholarship.
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              ISBN 9781350101654
              Released AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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              Moonlite: The Tragic Love Story of Captain Moonlite and the Bloody End of the Bushrangers
                

              Moonlite: The Tragic Love Story of Captain Moonlite and the Bloody End of the Bushrangers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Linnell, Garry

              • RRP: $34.99
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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              They cut his thick beard from his face a few days ago and now the rope will have to do its work around the stubble on his neck. It's early on the morning of 20 January 1880 as Andrew George Scott, one of Australia's last genuine bushrangers, is led to the gallows. Nosey Bob, the ...Sydney hangman, has been told Scott's weight and height. He's also measured the drop and checked the rope a dozen times. A man can't be too sure these days. He's botched a few hangings over the years, has Bob, his victims writhing and squirming for ages at the end of the rope. This one he needs to get right. Can't have the tabloids and the public saying he stuffed up when it came to stretching the neck of Captain Moonlite. Scott, the self-declared Captain Moonlite, is a shadow of the man who, along with his gang, had held up the Wantabadgery station, 30 miles out of Gundagai, just a few months earlier. He is gaunt and lean and there is fear in his eyes. Around one of his fingers he wears a ring woven from the hair of the true love of his life, James Nesbitt, a young man he had met in prison a few years earlier. The business at Wantabadgery where Moonlite's gang had held up to 40 people hostage ended with a shootout with the police - a bad one - and Nesbitt had been gunned down during the firefight. No-one could quite believe what happened next. That was the end of Moonlite. He fell to his knees and cradled Nesbitt in his arms, weeping inconsolably and kissing him passionately. In prison Moonlite has penned a letter that will not be found for more than a century. My dying wish is to be buried beside my beloved James Nesbitt, the man with whom I was united by every tie which could bind human friendship, he writes. We were one in hopes, in heart and soul and this unity lasted until he died in my arms. The story of Captain Moonlite is largely unknown in Australia. Yet it is one of the most incredible tales to emerge out of the 19th century when a young and largely lawless nation was held to rans
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              ISBN 9780143795773
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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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
              • $29.99
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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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              Polynesian Island Myths
                

              Polynesian Island Myths (Paperback, New edition)

              Edited by Jackson, J. K.

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $22.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Oct 20

              The Polynesia triangle covers Easter Island, Hawaii, New Zealand and the many isles in between. The legends of the region are based on the creation of land, fish, sea, valleys and the volcanic outcrops scattered across the long stretches of the Pacific. The beautiful myths of the... ancient Polynesians are brought together in this new collection.
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              ISBN 9781839642241
              Released AU 1 Oct 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The World's Greatest Myths and Legends
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              There's a Weta on my Sweater
                

              There's a Weta on my Sweater (Hardback)

              By McMillan, Dawn; Illustrated by Thatcher, Stephanie; Translated by Roberts, Ngaere

              • RRP: $28.99
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              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 20

              * Irresistible rhymes and drawings * Bilingual English and Maori, in classy hardback * Companion volume to There's a Tui in our Teapot! Weta and friends, including beetle, centipede, stick insect and huhu, come to school with the kids. But they don't want to stay in the classroom...! Can Koro help his mokopuna keep the critters safe?
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              ISBN 9780947506766
              Published AU 3 Nov 2020
              Publisher Oratia Media
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Hiakai
                

              Hiakai (Hardback)

              By Fiso, Monique

              • RRP: $54.99
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              • Pub Date
                18 Oct 20

              Monique Fiso is a modern-day food warrior, taking Maori cuisine to the world. After years overseas in Michelin-star restaurants, Monique returned to Aotearoa to begin Hiakai, an innovative pop-up venture that's now a revered, award-winning restaurant in Wellington. Monique has al...so gone on to feature on Netflix's 'The Final Table', alongside 19 other international chefs, with Hiakai being lauded by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, National Geographic, Forbes and TIME magazine, which named Hiakai in 2019 as one of the '100 Greatest Places' in the world. This book is just as unforgettable- ranging between history, tradition and tikanga, as well as Monique's personal journey of self-discovery, it tells the story of kai Maori, provides foraging and usage notes, an illustrated ingredient directory, and over 30 breath-taking recipes that give this ancient knowledge new life. Hiakai offers up food to behold, to savour, to celebrate.
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              ISBN 9780143772606
              Published AU 18 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea
                

              Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea (Paperback)

              By Roxborogh, T. K.

              • RRP: $21.99
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              • Pub Date
                29 Sep 20

              A one-legged boy stands up against a warring family of Maori gods to save the world.

              ISBN 9781775503972
              Published AU 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Huia Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              What Happened to the Moa HB
                

              What Happened to the Moa HB (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Barraud, Ned

              • RRP: $26.50
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              • Pub Date
                9 Oct 20

              This children's book unravels the fascinating story of what happened to the moa, our most legendary extinct bird. Written and gloriously illustrated by Ned Barraud.

              ISBN 9781988550138
              Published AU 9 Oct 2020
              Publisher Potton & Burton
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths
                

              Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths (Hardback)

              By Ihimaera, Witi

              • RRP: $45.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Oct 20

              From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows Tawhaki up the vines into th...e firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Maui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores . . . From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way. 'Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were.'
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              ISBN 9780143774990
              Published AU 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Whiti: Colossal Squid of the Deep
                

              Whiti: Colossal Squid of the Deep (Hardback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Cleal, Victoria; Illustrated by Te Aho-White, Isobel Joy

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
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              • Pub Date
                8 Oct 20

              The colossal squid has been the most popular exhibit at Te Papa since it arrived there in 2007. Now this appealing book for young readers tells the fascinating story of these creatures from the deep, through sparkling and informative text and amazing illustrations. A must-have na...tural history book for young readers and their whanau and teachers.
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              ISBN 9780995133808
              Published AU 8 Oct 2020
              Publisher Te Papa Press
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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