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Tangata O Le Moana


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E kore au e ngaro: Ancestral connections to the Pacific -- Explorers and pioneers: The first Pacific people in New Zealand -- Visitors: Tupaia the navigator priest -- Little-known lives: Pacific Islanders in nineteenth-century New Zealand -- A Pacific destiny: New Zealand's overseas empire 1840-1945 -- Barques, banana boats and Boeings: Connecting New Zealand and the Pacific -- FIA (forgotten in action): Pacific Islanders in the New Zealand armed forces -- A land of milk and honey? Education and employment migration schemes in the postwar era -- Communities and cultures: Pacific organisations in New Zealand -- Economic links between the Pacific and New Zealand in the twentieth century -- All power to the people: Overstayers, dawn raids and the Polynesian Panthers -- Good neighbour, big brother, kin? New Zealand's foreign policy in the contemporary Pacific -- Representing the nation: Pacific peoples and politicians in New Zealand -- Conspicuous selections: Pacific Islanders in New Zealand sport -- Arts specific: Pacific peoples and New Zealand arts -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Image Credits -- Index.

About the Author

SEAN MALLON is of Samoan and Irish descent and is senior curator Pacific cultures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He is the author of Samoan Art and Artists: O measina a Samoa (2002) and he co-edited Speaking in Colour: Conversations with artists of Pacific Island heritage (1997), Pacific Art Niu Sila: The Pacific dimension of contemporary New Zealand arts (2002) and Tatau: Samoan tattoo, New Zealand art, global culture (2010). KOLOKESA MAHINA-TUAI is a freelance curator and writer. Her current area of work is in the promotion and development of Pacific arts, with a focus on Tongan arts. She has authored and contributed to various publications including a series of bilingual children's books based on Pacific myths and legends. DAMON SALESA is the author of a number of works in Samoan and Pacific, New Zealand and imperial and colonial history, including Racial Crossings: Race, intermarriage, and the Victorian British Empire (2011). He is associate professor of Pacific studies at the Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Auckland. Previously he was an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan.


"revealing and rewarding... the stories and the history of the Pacific and the way in which the various groups have interacted with each other and New Zealand is outlined in am accessible and informative way" Most importantly, the book is told from uniquely Pacific perspectives ... a truly Pacific side to the history of New Zealand." * National Business Review *

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