A survey of the origins and histories of New Zealand and its peoples from the beginnings of human settlement to the present. Topics covered include Maori-European encounters and conflicts, politics and identities, changes in everyday life, and the shifting relations between New Zealand and the Pacific, Australasian and British worlds. 100% internal assessment.
Taught by the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & Int'l Relations, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
The following two works are essential for the course in 2016. They are required reading for the tutorial-workshop programme. Students can access these in at least four ways:
As hardcopy books available for purchase through VicBooks.
As hardcopy books in the VUW Library.
As electronic books in the VUW Library.
As designated readings for HIST 112 through the Talis system running through the Blackboard site for the course.
Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney & Aroha Harris, Tangata Whenua: A History, Wellington, 2015.
Note: this is the text-only, compact version of the original work published in 2014 as Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (see below). You can choose between the original illustrated and the compact text-only version if opting for purchase or accessing in hardcopy from the Library.
Philippa Mein Smith, A Concise History of New Zealand, Melbourne, 2005, 2nd ed, 2011.
Writing History Essays which can be downloaded from the History Resources web page.
Coordinator: Charlotte Macdonald. Other instructors: Arini Loader, Jim McAloon.
Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016
Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016
For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.