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Brooking, Tom 1949-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 4,819 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DU420, 993
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Most widely held works by Tom Brooking
Environmental histories of New Zealand( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text presents an interdisciplinary account of one of the most rapid and extensive transformations of nature in human history : that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands
Seeds of empire : the environmental transformation of New Zealand by Tom Brooking( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional image of New Zealand is one of verdant landscapes with sheep grazing on lush green pastures. Yet this landscape is almost entirely an artificial creation. As Britain became increasingly reliant on its overseas territories for supplies of food and raw material, so all over the Empire indigenous plants were replaced with English grasses to provide the worked up products of pasture - meat, butter, cheese, wool, and hides. In New Zealand this process was carried to an extreme, with forest cleared and swamps drained. How, why and with what consequences did the transformation of New Zealand into these empires of grass occur? 'Seeds of Empire' provides both an exciting appraisal of New Zealand's environmental history and a long overdue exploration of the significance of grass in the processes of sowing empire
Milestones : turning points in New Zealand history by Tom Brooking( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heather and the fern : Scottish migration & New Zealand settlement( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lands for the people? : the Highland clearances and the colonisation of New Zealand : a biography of John McKenzie by Tom Brooking( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political biography of the Minister of Lands and Agriculture in the 1890s ... the legislator who 'burst up' the great pastoral estates and assisted in the establishment of the small family farm in New Zealand"--Back cover
Unpacking the kists : the Scots in New Zealand by Brad Patterson( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thorough and interdisciplinary work, this is a study of New Zealand's Scots migrants and their impact on an evolving settler society. The authors establish the dimensions of Scottish migration to New Zealand, the principal source areas, the migrants' demographic characteristics, and where they settled in the new land. Drawing from extended case studies, they examine how migrants adapted to their new environment and the extent of longevity in diverse areas including the economy, religion, politics, education, and folkways. They also look at the private worlds of family, neighbourhood, community, customs of everyday life and leisure pursuits, and expressions of both high and low forms of transplanted culture
Making a new land : environmental histories of New Zealand( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Seddon : King of God's Own by Tom Brooking( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casting a long shadow over New Zealand history, Richard John Seddon, Premier from 1893 to his untimely death in 1906, held a clear vision for the country he led. Pushing New Zealand in more egalitarian directions than ever before, he was both the builder and the maintenance man . .if not the architect . .of our country. Challenging popular opinion of New Zealand's longest-serving Prime Minister as a ruthless pragmatist, cunning misogynist and Imperialistic jingoist, this landmark biography of Seddon presents an altogether more sympathetic, erudite appraisal. Reconciling two generations of New Zealand scholarship, Richard Seddon: King of God's Own demonstrates that, while holding fast to common ideals, Seddon was successful by mastering the art of the possible. He knew instinctively what his electorate would tolerate and remained in step with public opinion. Despite contradictions in his attitudes towards other races, he fought to ensure privilege did not become entrenched in what he envisioned as a white man's utopia. In this perceptive new evaluation, political historian Tom Brooking explains Seddon's complex relationship with Maori and shows how he in fact held a progressively bi-cultural vision for the future of 'God's Own Country'. Seddon was no saint. Somewhat autocratic and given to petty nepotism, he nevertheless remains the most dominant political leader in our country's history. Internationally, his high profile within the Empire helped put New Zealand on the map. Domestically, he sought a middle ground between free-market extremism and full-blown socialism. And more privately, Seddon was a devoted family man, his actions shaped much more by his supportive wife and assertive daughters than has previously been realised. Richard Seddon: King of God's Own is a superlative achievement in New Zealand history writing. Absorbing, wide-ranging and beautifully articulated, it reframes and repositions one of the founding fathers of modern New Zealand
A history of dentistry in New Zealand by Tom Brooking( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And captain of their souls : an interpretative essay on the life and times of Captain William Cargill by Tom Brooking( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences of the New Zealand wars for Maori, 1869-1893 : history documents, set three( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massey, its early years : a history of the development of Massey Agricultural College to 1943 by Tom Brooking( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori and pakeha relations, 1800-1860( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Comparison of immigration schemes( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoralism( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunedin Rates Reform Group submission to Dunedin City Council on Dunedin rating by R. J Ballagh( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment and history( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Environmental histories of New Zealand
Alternative Names
Brooking, T.

Brooking, T. 1949-

Brooking, T. (Tom), 1949-

Brooking, T. W. H.

Brooking, T. W. H. 1949-

Brooking, T. W. H. (Tom W. H.), 1949-

Brooking, Thomas Warden Hastings

Brooking, Thomas Warden Hastings 1949-

Languages
English (62)

Covers
Seeds of empire : the environmental transformation of New ZealandThe heather and the fern : Scottish migration & New Zealand settlementLands for the people? : the Highland clearances and the colonisation of New Zealand : a biography of John McKenzie