Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Pukapuka Te Whanganui-a-Tara : Books
Andersen, Johannes Carl
In particular, the Chapter: "Te Whanganui-a-Tara : phases of Maori occupation of Wellington Harbour c.1800-1840", by Angela Ballarat
Buick, Thomas Lindsay
1976 (reprint from 1911)
Te Rauparaha, Tamihana
Extracts from the writings of Tamihana Te Rauparaha, originally written in Maori.
"Maori tribal history and place names of the Paekakariki-Otaki District."
"Richard Barrett, arrived on a whaling ship from Sydney in 1829. He was one of New Zealand's key pioneers, marrying a high-born Maori woman and experienced first hand the conflict between Taranaki and Waikato Maori. He set up whaling stations and became a translator for the New Zealand company."
Kenneally, J. M.
"A pictorial review of selections from family albums, illustrating scenes, events, memories, comings and goings and occasions in the lives of the citizens of historic Lower Hutt and Petone, in the Province of Wellington, New Zealand."
2008 (Revised edition, originally published in 1983)
"Kapiti Island is situated off the Northern Coast heading out of Wellington. This book looks beyond the popular perceptions of the island making an authoritaive study of the Island, it's history and the possiblites for it's future." (Wheelers)
2010 (Revised edition, originally published in 1972)
Park, G. N.
2018 (Classic edition, originally published in 1995)
"First published in 1995, Nga Uruora took the study of New Zealand's natural environment in radical new directions. Geoff Park's research focuses on New Zealand's fertile coastal plains, country of rich opportunity for both Maori and European inhabitants, but a country whose natural character has vanished from the experience of New Zealanders today. Beginning with James Cook's Endeavour party on the Hauraki Plains, and then the New Zealand Company's arrival in the valley that became the Hutt, Park takes us through the river flatlands where the imperatives of colonial settlement transformed the original forests and swamps with ruthless efficiency. Nga Uruora's primary journey is to four auspicious places - Tauwhare on the Mokau River, Papaitonga in Horowhenua, Whanganui Inlet and Punakaiki on the South Island's West Coast - where small remnants of the plains forests' indigenous ecosystems of kahikatea and harakeke still survive. The histories of these places, what they mean to Maori, their ecological vulnerability and their significance for conservation are major concerns. Geoff Park ties these issues together through the experience of the places themselves, their magic, immediacy and beauty."
Smith, S. Percy
"The Māori history of the coast and its hinterland from traditional and European sources with emphasis on the early 19th century"--Bagnall.
Maori wars of the nineteenth century : the struggle of the northern against the southern Maori tribes prior to the colonisation of New Zealand in 1840
Smith, S. Percy
"This 1899-1901 publication (revised 1910) about the New Zealand 'Musket Wars' reveals how Europeans interpreted Māori oral traditions." (Catalogue)
Chapter: "A difficult and complicated question : the New Zealand Company's Wellington. Port Nicholson claim", by Rosemarie Tonk.
Wakefield, Edward Jerningham
1955 (Originally published in 1845)
Wards, Ian McLean
Published by Historical Publications Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs
Wilson, E. Wilson
The Treaty of Waitangi -- The early Northern land claimants -- The Office of Protector of Aborigines : the Maori land laws -- FitzRoys's waiver of the crown's right of pre-emption -- The New Zealand Company's settlers : Mr Spain's commission -- The waste lands problems : Earl Grey's instructions, 1846.
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