New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives: 2018


New Zealand and the Sea: Historical Perspectives: 2018


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As a group of islands in the far south-west Pacific Ocean, New Zealand has a history that is steeped in the sea. Its people have encountered the sea in many different ways: along the coast, in port, on ships, beneath the waves, behind a camera, and in the realm of the imagination. While New Zealanders have continually altered their marine environments, the ocean, too, has influenced their lives.

A multi-disciplinary work encompassing history, marine science, archaeology and visual culture, New Zealand and the Sea explores New Zealand’s varied relationship with the sea, challenging the conventional view that history unfolds on land. Leading and emerging scholars highlight the dynamic, ocean-centred history of these islands and their inhabitants, offering fascinating new perspectives on New Zealand’s pasts.

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Dimensions 185 × 250 mm

Frances Steel

Author Bio

Edited by Frances Steel. Contributors: Atholl Anderson; Damon Salesa; Ben Maddison; Angela McCarthy; Tony Ballantyne; Peter Gilderdale; Alison MacDiarmid; Michael Stevens; David Haines; Jonathan West; Grace Millar; Chris Brickell; Douglas Booth; Susann Liebich; Julie Benjamin; Jonathan Scott.



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Paperback / softback

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