Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.

Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.

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Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.

Publisher: Penguin Books, Auckland, 2013, First Edition.

Softback in excellent near new condition, no inscriptions. 431 pages, illustrated.

Encounters is the wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity, how it has emerged and evolved through generations. In this genre-busting book, historian Paul Moon delves into how the many and conflicting ideas about New Zealand came into being. Along the way, he explores forgotten crevices of the nation's character, and exposes some of the mythology of its past and present. These include, for example, the earliest Maori myths and the 'mock sacredness' of the All Blacks in the twenty-first century; the role of nostalgia in our national character, both Maori and Pakeha; whether the explorer Kupe existed; the appeal of the Speight's 'Southern Man'; and ruminations on New Zealand art and landscape. What results is an absorbing piece of scholarship, an imaginative and exuberant epic that will challenge preconceptions about what it means to be a New Zealander, and how our country is understood. Lyrical, breathtaking and provocative, and illustrated with artworks throughout, Encounters offers an extraordinary insight into the beginnings of our country.

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Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.
Encounters The Creation of New Zealand - A History By Paul Moon.