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.
- The General Grant's Gold: Shipwreck and Greed in the Southern Ocean, by Madelene Fergusson Allen and Ken Scadden.
- Twenty Months In Southland 1867-69, by A. Tasmanian.
I am sure that I will add to this list along the way, but it is a good enough start.