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T.A. Book List

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I have scrambled around to come up with a book list. The major problem being that if I haven't read a book then I don't know what it is about. Eventually, I sent an email to the universities who all failed to come up with any ideas. Their only replies consisted of,"as you aren't a student with us you will be unable to access our ebooks". I did get a reply from Bella Chase from Auckland Library with some good suggestions.

Current book list


  • Being Pakeha Now, by Michael King.
  • Chapple Recollections - Te Araroa
  • Culture Shock! New Zealand, by Peter Oettli.
  • History of New Zealand, by Michael King.
  • How to Gaze at the Southern Stars, by Richard Hall.
  • New Zealand - Culture Smart, by Sue Butler.
  • One Step at a Time: From Cape Reinhardt to Bluff, by Shalane Hopkins.
  • Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand, by Jarrod Gilbert.
  • Squashed Possums: Off the beaten track in New Zealand, by Jonathan Tindale.
  • Stories of New Zealand, by Tim Frank.
  • Survive!: Remarkable Tales from the New Zealand Outdoors, by Carl Walrond.
  • Terrain, by Geoff Chapple.
  • The History of Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Womans  Suffrage in New Zealand, by Patricia Grimshaw.


  • Tahuhu Korero, by Merata Kawharu.


  • Logan Campbell's Auckland: tales from the early years, by R.C.J. Stone.


  • Kinds of Peace: Maori People After the Wars, 1870–85, by Keith Sinclair.
  • King Pōtatau: an account of the life of Pōtatau te Wherowhero the first Maori king, by Pei Te Hurinui.


  • First Contact: Tasman's Arrival in Taitapu, 1642 by Anne Salmond.


  • Making sheep country: Mt Peel Station and the transformation of the tussock lands, by Robert Peden.
  • Old Bucky & me: dispatches from the Christchurch earthquake, by Jane Bowron.


I am sure that I will add to this list along the way, but it is a good enough start.