From Tamaki Makaurau Rau to Auckland

Author: Russell Stone
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775580725
Format: PDF
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Drawing on oral histories of the indigenous Maori peoples of the area, archaeological evidence, and early missionaries’ diaries and histories, this model of local history provides a comprehensive contextual history of the city of Auckland from first settlement of the area about 800 years ago up to 1840.

From T maki makau rau to Auckland

Author: R. C. J. Stone
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 9781869402594
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This book traces the history of the region from the beginnings of settlement about 800 years ago up to 1840. Following a strong narrative line, it uses parallel and often corroborative versions drawn from Maori oral traditions and Land Court records, and from the work of archaeologists and pre-historians. It provides an epitome of the pre-history of much of Aotearoa - New Zealand, and of the impact upon traditional life that was made by the first European settlers.

The Struggle for Tamaki Makaurau

Author: Paul Moon
Publisher: David Ling Publishing
ISBN:
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Maori Auckland is synonymous with Ngati Whatua, or so it seems. However, there is a much longer and far more contentious history of the area which challenges this assumption, and raises the possibility of several other tribes staking a claim for dominion over Auckland.This book offers a concise survey of Auckland's history in the centuries before European involvement. From the first Polynesian arrivals, through to the growth of the isthmus, and the devastating invasion that altered its entire political make-up in the mid-I 700s, The Struggle for Tamaki Makaurau uncovers a truly fascinating history of the region, and will cause many Aucklanders to see their city, and the current Treaty claims, in an entirely new light.

Tamaki makaurau

Author: Edith Phillips-Gibson
Publisher: Raupo
ISBN: 9780790010618
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The Auckland area has many wondrous landmarks, passageways, caves and pa sites. Accompanying these formations are equally wondrous tales of how they were formed, whether it be by natural forces or by the ancient Maori people who lived in the area. The myths and legends in this collection are retold here as they might have been in earlier times. There are stories of enemies sworn, of taniwha roaring, of lovers forlorn, of courageous people and of landmarks that are today explored by many visitors and residents of New Zealand's largest city.

Logan Campbell s Auckland

Author: Russell Stone
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775581136
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the tale of One Tree Hill and a mysterious suicide to the wreck of the HMS Orpheus, the personalities, feuds, and dramas of 19th-century Auckland are brilliantly brought to life in this charming collection. Drawn from the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of Auckland, each of the 15 tales illustrates what daily life was like in the young colony and combine to paint a vivid portrait of the city’s social and cultural history.

Makers of Fortune

Author: R. C. J. Stone
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775581160
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So many businesses rose and fell in nineteenth-century Auckland that the city was called a ‘graveyard of enterprise’. By far the most serious and general collapse came during the decade of depression and banking crises which overtook the whole colony after 1885. Auckland’s commercial elite, which had dominated the city’s business for a generation and had launched some of New Zealand’s most important financial institutions, was discredited. Some of its members were impoverished. In the 1890s this failure was explained in moralistic terms. It was seen as the just penalty for speculative rashness. Makers of Fortune suggests that although optimism was almost an Auckland trait and was incited by rapid city growth, other economic forces were also at work. There was, for one, the ease with which funds could be obtained from abroad. Many Auckland businessmen tried to make their way by the application of the Victorian ideal of self-help. Some succeeded; other failed after early success. Through contemporary newspapers and business and legal records Dr Stone has traced a story of the fates of individual industries, firms and entrepreneurs, which also illuminates the impulses of colonial business in general.