Turning Points - how events shape a nation
Turning Points - how events such as the Treaty of Waitangi go on to shape our nation
How can even seemingly insignificant events change the entire history of a nation? What constitutes a turning point?
Paul Moon, in his new book, ‘Turning Points: Events that changed the course of New Zealand History’ explores twenty pivotal events in New Zealand’s history which have played a crucial role in the evolution of the country.
Each event is described as a discrete story and illustrated with photographs drawn from the archives, and Moon outlines how New Zealand history has changed as a result.
All of these turning points reveal the huge diversity of ideas, beliefs, and courses of action that go to make up the history of this nation: the book is designed to be read by any New Zealander with an interest in their country’s history.
Includes events such as:
- The first discovery of the land of the long white cloud
- Hongi Hika’s visit to England
- The impact of the New Zealand Company settlements
- When women got the vote
- The First World War
- Maori migration to the cities
- Britain joining the EEC
- Waitangi Tribunal Claims
- The Springbok Tour
- The Homosexual Law Reform Act
- The politics of Rogernomics
- The emergence of a new electoral system with MMP.
Description: Paul Moon 2012About the Author:
Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at the Faculty of Maori Development at AUT University. He has written extensively on nineteenth-century New Zealand history and Maori history and is also a frequent media commentator. See his latest piece for the NZ Herald here: http://tinyurl.com/b4fmkzh
Publication date: 1st February 2013
Format: 234 mm x 153 mm, Paperback, 262 pp, 50 b+w photos