Category: Australia Oceania

  • The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840 by Vincent O'Malley

    By Vincent O'Malley

    An account concentrating on the encounters among the Maori and Pakeha—or ecu settlers—and the method of mutual discovery from 1642 to round 1840, this New Zealand historical past e-book argues that either teams inhabited a center flooring during which neither may possibly dictate the political, fiscal, or cultural ideas of engagement. by means of taking a look at fiscal, non secular, political, and sexual encounters, it bargains a strikingly various photo to conventional debts of imperial Pakeha strength over a static, resistant Maori society. With clean insights, this booklet examines why typically worthwhile interactions among those cultures started to merge and the explanations for his or her next death after 1840.

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  • The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky

    By Barbara Delinsky

    Within the lady round the corner, manhattan occasions bestselling novelist Barbara Delinsky offers her most attractive novel so far, a narrative of belief, jealousy, and the fight to maintain love alive. On an enthralling cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut, 3 close-knit locate their long-cherished concord undone whilst a beautiful, more youthful neighbor, widowed a yr in the past and possibly nonetheless unattached, turns into pregnant. who's the daddy? may it's one of many husbands? one after the other, the flip inward, taking inventory in their marriages and of the loyalties that maybe were taken an excessive amount of without any consideration. In every one case this shut scrutiny finds a weak spot, and for every spouse the location turns into the type of situation that forces her to make your mind up, one who will bring about both the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage. choked with suspense, surprises, and the type of insights into the minds and hearts of her characters that experience gained Barbara Delinsky an incredible and constant following, the girl round the corner is an inventive portrait of suspicion and deception, religion and love.
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  • The Andreou Marriage Arrangement by Helen Bianchin

    By Helen Bianchin

    Loukas Andreou: a strength to be reckoned with in business…and within the bed room, as rumor has it. an identical guy who, to Alesha Karsouli's horror, she needs to marry in response to the phrases of her father's will.

    Alesha reluctantly concedes to a paper marriage the place she and Loukas will satisfy social responsibilities but lead separate lives. yet Loukas wishes more…a spouse who's doting in public. And the single solution to make that association look actual is that if she's his keen bride in private

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  • From Tamaki-Makau-Rau to Auckland: A History of Auckland by Russell Stone

    By Russell Stone

    The isthmus among harbours on which sleek Auckland now stands and which Maori referred to as Tamaki-makau-rau used to be a digital inhabitants void while Hobson received it in 1840 from the resident proprietors because the website of his new capital. however it used to be reputed in former occasions to be the main densely settled sector in Aotearoa. This e-book explains that paradox. It strains the background of the quarter from the beginnings of payment approximately 8 hundred years in the past as much as 1840. It makes use of parallel and sometimes corrobative types drawn from Maori oral traditions and Land courtroom documents, and from the paintings of archaeologists and pre-historians.
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  • Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of by Steven Roger Fischer

    By Steven Roger Fischer

    On an extended stretch of eco-friendly coast within the South Pacific, enormous quantities of huge, emotionless stone heads stand defend opposed to the ravages of time, battle, and disorder that experience tried over the centuries to beat Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer bargains the 1st English-language background of Easter Island in Island on the finish of the realm, a desirable chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the long-lasting monumentality of the island's stone guards. A small canoe with Polynesians introduced the 1st people to Easter Island in seven-hundred CE, and while boat shuttle within the South Pacific tremendously lowered round 1500, the Easter Islanders have been compelled to conform so that it will live to tell the tale their isolation. variation, Fischer asserts, was a continual thread within the lifetime of Easter Island: the 1st eu viewers, who considered the awe-inspiring monolithic busts in 1722, trigger hundreds and hundreds of years of violent battle, exchange, and disease—from the smallpox, wars, and nice loss of life that decimated the island to the overdue nineteenth-century Catholic missionaries who attempted to "save" it to a despotic Frenchman who declared sole declare of the island and used to be quickly killed by way of the rest 111 islanders. The rituals, leaders, and religions of the Easter Islanders developed with all of those occasions, and Fischer is simply as responsive to the island's cultural advancements as he's to its overseas invasions. Bringing his heritage into the trendy period, Fischer examines the colonization and annexation of Easter Island through Chile, together with the Rapanui people's push for civil rights in 1964 and 1965, through which they received complete citizenship and freedom of stream at the island. As trip to and curiosity within the island swiftly extend, Island on the finish of the area is an important background of this mysterious web site.
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  • Freud in the Antipodes: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis by Joy Damousi

    By Joy Damousi

    Psychoanalysis—one of crucial highbrow advancements of the 20th century—is probably as a lot a cultural adventure as a medical one. This groundbreaking ebook is the 1st to check the historical past and effect of Freudian principles in Australia. pleasure Damousi indicates that methods of knowing our emotional and inside lives have a outstanding and intricate historical past that demanding situations Australian stereotypes of shallow hedonism and emotional barrenness. by way of linking psychoanalysis with modernity, the publication is, in impression, another background oftwentieth century Australia.
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  • The Sound of Language: A Novel by Amulya Malladi

    By Amulya Malladi

    During this luminous tale of bravery, culture, and the facility of language, an Afghan lady and Danish widower shape an unforeseen alliance.Escaping the turmoil and heartbreak of war-torn Kabul, Raihana settles with far-off family members within the unusual, chilly, damp kingdom of Denmark. Homesick and heartbroken, Raihana bravely makes an attempt to begin a brand new existence, making an attempt challenging to not examine the destiny of her husband, who used to be taken prisoner by means of the Taliban and not heard from again.Soon after arriving, Raihana reveals herself in a language institution, suffering to benefit Danish, which she thinks feels like the humming of bees. to enhance her talking talents, Raihana apprentices herself to Gunnar, a contemporary widower who's progressively taking flight from the area round him, even neglecting the bee colonies he labored so not easy to domesticate along with his past due spouse. Over the process the bee season, Raihana and Gunnar forge an not going courting, regardless of the disapproval in their pals and family members. but if the violence Raihana notion she had left at the back of in Afghanistan rears its head, she and Gunnar are compelled to confront the ghosts of the earlier as they navigate the doubtful destiny. compliment for music of the Cuckoo Bird“Mesmerizing . . . a sprawling, beautiful intergenerational saga.”–Jacquelyn Mitchard.“An clever, soaking up novel.”–The Boston Globe
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  • Home in the Howling Wilderness: Settlers and the Environment by Peter Holland

    By Peter Holland

    During the nineteenth century, New Zealand's South Island underwent an environmental transformation by the hands of ecu settlers. They diverted streams and tired marshes, burned local crops and planted hedges and grasses, stocked farms with sheep and livestock and poured on fertilizer. via a variety of letter books, ledgers, diaries, and journals, this e-book finds how the 1st eu settlers realized approximately their new setting: speaking to Maori and different Pakeha, gazing climate styles and the moving populations of rabbits, examining newspapers, and going to lectures on the Mechanics’ Institute. As the hot Zealand setting threw up shock after shock, the settlers who succeeded in farming have been those that listened heavily to the surroundings. This wealthy and special contribution to environmental heritage and the literature of British colonial heritage and farming concludes—contrary to the assertions of a few North American environmental historians—that the 1st iteration of ecu settlers in New Zealand have been not at all unthinking brokers of swap.

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