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Two worlds : first meetings between Maori and Europeans, 1642-1772

This book is a provocative synthesis of two previously separate views of the dramatic, action-packed first meetings of Maori and Europeans in New Zealand. What were those first meetings? From one contemporary perspective - that of the tribal Maori of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - the first encounters with European explorers such as Tasman and Cook were, in Salmond's words, 'simply puzzling extraordinary interludes in the life of the various tribal communities'. From the vantage point of the Europeans, however, the view was quite different. These contacts were simply more inevitable episodes in the continuing story of their 'discovery' of the world. Histories of these first meetings have until now drawn almost exclusively from the latter perspective. As a result, accounts of this contact depict the Europeans as being actively in charge of the drama, the explorers as heroes - while the Maori either sit as passive spectators or hide behind cloaks and tattooed masks
Print Book, English, ©1991
University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii, ©1991
477 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 27 cm
9780824814670, 9780824817657, 0824814673, 0824817656
pt. 1. Two Worlds
Introduction: Thus Appears ... Ch. 1. Te Ao Tuatahi: World 1. Ch. 2. World 2: Te Ao Tuarua
pt. 2. Opposite-Footers. Ch. 3. Tasman in Taitapu (Golden Bay)
pt. 3. 'Tupua': Goblins from the Sea. Ch. 4. Cook's Circumnavigation. Ch. 5. Tuuranga-nui (Poverty Bay). Ch. 6. Coasting Te Matau-a-Maaui (Hawke's Bay). Ch. 7. The Endeavour Visits Anaura and Uawa (Tolaga Bay). Ch. 8. From Uawa to Hauraki. Ch. 9. Hauraki to the Bay of Islands. Ch. 10. From Bay of Islands to Admiralty Bay. Ch. 11. The Endeavour Ethnographic Accounts of New Zealand
pt. 4. The Antipodes of France. Ch. 12. Surville in Tokerau (Doubtless Bay)
pt. 5: 'Mariao'. The Death of the Noble Savage. Ch. 13. Marion du Fresne in the Bay of Islands
Conclusion: Anthropology and History
Appendix: Sources and Textual Conventions
Originally published : Auckland, N.Z. : Viking, 1991
Author is a New Zealander