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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket is a loose fit; it has fading, light discolouring, surface rubbing, and a few light age spots. There is light browning to the inside of the front and back cover and to the first and last 2 pages. The pages are clean and bright. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 262 x 288 mm.
Pages: 287
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 1983 first edition


Maori: A photographic and social history
By Michael King

This book, text and photographs, is the most comprehensive history of the Maori people of New Zealand yet published. It combines the startling conclusions of contemporary scholarship with a range of pictures illustrating almost every aspect of Maori life since the advent of photography.

Maori presents new evidence on the origins of the Polynesian people, on how and when the ancestors of the Maori came to New Zealand, and on the nature of Maori culture. The bulk of the book is a stimulating account of how Maori life changed in response to a European presence, and of why Maori culture survived in the face of enormous odds against it.

For the first time in this field, photographs are used not as decoration, but as evidence analysed by an experienced social historian.

This book will inform those who are not familiar with Maori life and surprise those who thought they were. It is a startling overview of where New Zealand has come from and where it is heading. It establishes new directions in New Zealand and Pacific history.


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