This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people.
The raw and powerful sequel to Once Were Warriors. It is six years since Jake's daughter Grace hanged herself. Jake's wife, Beth, has left him, his son Nig was killed in a gangland fight - his only consolations are drink and his memories. His daughter, Polly, is determined to escape the violence that is destroying the Maoris. But can Jake, too, redeem himself?
This is Dr. Ranginui Walker's best-selling history of Aotearoa, New Zealand, from a Maori perspective. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Maori have been involved in an endless struggle for justice, equality and self-determination. In this book Dr. Walker provides a uniquely Maori view, not only of the events of the past two centuries but beyond to the very origins of Maori people.
In the apparently quiet Waikato of the 1930s and 1940s a number of lives connect in a complex web of family ties, desire and violence. Things are often not what they seem. The events of this story also take in boxing and farming, devotion and perversion, ranging as far as Tasmania and the Spanish Civil War.