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Between worlds : early exchanges between Maori and Europeans, 1773-1815
Salmond, Anne.
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Publication Information:
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [1997]

Physical Description:
590 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
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DU423.F48 S25 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This book follows on from 'Two Worlds' which covered the period from Abel Tasman's visit to Cook's in 1772, and explores the time from Cook's second visit to the establishment of the first missionary settlement. It is in three parts: science and whakapapa; utu, law and commerce; and tapu and religion. It is illustrated with black and white images and maps, and includes an appendix detailing the many visits by European ships during the period.

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Salmond's splendidly produced book will grace any coffee table and grip many general readers with the dramatic force of its narrative, but it also belongs in any self-respecting university library for the depth and power of its historical research and analysis. A successor to Salmond's Two Worlds: First Meetings between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772 (CH, Dec'92), it takes the story of the interaction between the Maori and the Europeans in New Zealand from the time of Cook's second expedition of 1773 to 1815 and the first British missionary settlements, a period in which for the first time the Maori were able to study whites actually living among or near them. The book analyzes the impact of each culture on the other, alternating between contemporary Maori analyses of the whites and white assessments of the Maori. The author examines in detail the impact of European scientific methods and ideas, exemplified in Cook's voyages, which were backed by the Royal Society, as well as the effects of commerce in flax, timber, sealing and whaling, and the cultural onslaught of Christian missionaries. At the same time, young Maori men were exploring the world as seafarers in English ships, and their ideas contributed to Maori strategies for dealing with the strangers. All levels. J. E. Flint emeritus, Dalhousie University