In his latest book, David Hill traces the story of our nation from its European beginnings to Federation. When James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia, the rest of the world had some idea of how empty, vast and wild this continent was, but so little was known of it that in 1788 most people thought it was two lands. In the subsequent years, its coastline was charted, its interior opened up, and its ...
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Passionate, witty and erudite, these essays and talks disclose persistent questionings of the role of institutions in culture. One of New Zealand's leading writers, Ian Wedde worked from 1994 to 2004 as a member of the conceptual team charged with developing the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa's radical agenda. He came to be closely linked with the museum's aspirations for wide popular appeal, publ...
Being Here is the first book to survey the entire span of Vincent O'Sullivan's poetry, from Bearings (1973) to new poems first published in this volume. On display is the full range of the wit, intellectual agility and arresting beauty of one of New Zealand literature's finest poets. Vincent O'Sullivan is one of New Zealand's leading writers, author of the biography of John Mulgan, Long Journey to the Borde...