Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all : a New Zealand story / Christina Thompson

Author(s): Thompson, Christina, 1959-
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Subjects: Maori (New Zealand people)--First contact with Europeans
Europeans--New Zealand--History
Culture conflict--New Zealand--History
Frontier and pioneer life--New Zealand
Interracial marriage--New Zealand--Case studies
Americans--New Zealand--Biography
Maori (New Zealand people)--Biography
New Zealand--Race relations--History--18th century
New Zealand--Race relations--History--19th century
Thompson, Christina, 1959---Marriage
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Published: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2008
LC Classification: D, DU
Physical Description: xiv, 270 p. : maps ; 22 cm
Alternate Titles: Online version: Thompson, Christina, 1959- Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all. (OCoLC)653022823 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2008
Notes: LCCN: 2007044074
ISBN: 9781596911260
ISBN: 1596911263
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-270)
Contents: Paihia -- Abominably saucy -- Mangonui -- Terra incognita -- Present perfect -- The venus -- A natural gentleman -- A dangerous people -- Smoked heads -- Turton's land deeds -- Nana Miri -- Hawaiki -- Once were warriors -- Gu, choki, pa -- Matariki -- Thieves and indian-killers -- One summer
Summary: In this extraordinary book, which grows out of decades of research, Thompson explores the meaning of cross-cultural contact and the fascinating history of Europeans in the South Pacific, beginning with Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in 1642 and James Cook's famous circumnavigations of 1769-79. Transporting us back and forth in time and around the world, from Australia to Hawaii to tribal NewZealand and finally to a house in New England that has ghosts of its own, Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All brings to life a lush variety of characters and settings. Yet at its core, it is the story of two people who, in making a life and a family together, bridge the gap between two worlds
OCLC Number: 180989437
ISBN/ISSN: 9781596911260
1596911263