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The Meeting Place : Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840.

Author: Vincent O'Malley
Publisher: Chicago : Auckland University Press, 2012.
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An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakeha-or European settlers-and the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups inhabited a middle ground in which neither could dictate the political, economic, or cultural rules of engagement. By looking at economic, religious, political, and sexual encounters, it offers a strikingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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O'Malley, Vincent.
Meeting Place : Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840.
Chicago : Auckland University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent O'Malley
ISBN: 9781775581956 1775581950
OCLC Number: 863822451
Description: 1 online resource (614 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; Becoming Māori, becoming Pākehā; Before the middle ground --
Tasman and the time of mutual incomprehension; Cross-cultural travels: Cook, Banks and Tupaia in Aotearoa; The French connection: Jean-François Marie de Surville in Tai Tokerau; 'The tribe of Marion': Marion du Fresne's bloody encounter; 2 First Encounters; Kāwana Kingi and the Norfolk Island connection; A native abroad: Savage and Moehanga; A tragic liaison: George Bruce and Atahoe; Deepsea whalers and Māori. Clashing cultures: the burning of the BoydA regal visit: Hongi Hika in London and the aftermath; Kupe's journey; 3 Strangers Landing in Strange Lands; Importing missionaries: Ruatara and Marsden; The missionary challenge; Saving souls abroad: Tuai and Titere in England; Southern sealers and whalers; Middle New Zealand: early interactions in the Cook Strait region and further north; Jumping ship: further European settlement in the north; Learning to get along with one another: the nature of Māori and Pākehā relationships before 1840; 4 On the Middle Ground; Commerce and gift exchange. Trade and agricultureSelling services; New wants and needs; Ownership and use rights; 'Tuku whenua' and land dealings; 5 Trading Relationships: The Commercial Frontier; Sex and sailors; The sexual politics of the frontier; 6 Sex on the Frontier; Understanding Māori 'conversion'; A unique form of Christianity?; Tapu and other customs; 7 Subverting Conversion? Religious Encounters; The evolving role of rangatira in the pre-Waitangi era; Taua muru; Rūnanga and komiti; A dying people?; 8 The Political World of Aotearoa before 1840; 9 The Impact of Cultural Encounter on the New Zealand Frontier. 10 The End of the Middle GroundNotes; Bibliography; Index; Copyright Page; Backcover.

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An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakeha-or European settlers-and the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups inhabited a middle ground in which neither could dictate the political, economic, or cultural rules of engagement. By looking at economic, religious, political, and sexual encounters, it offers a strikingly different picture to traditional accounts of imperial Pakeha power over a static, resistant Maori society. With fresh insights, this book ex.

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