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Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all : a New Zealand story / Christina Thompson
Bib ID 4368319
Format BookBook
Author
Thompson, Christina, 1959-
 
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Edition 1st U.S. ed. 
Description New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2008 
xiv, 270 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781596911260
1596911263
Summary

"As an American graduate student in Australia, Christina Thompson traveled on holiday to New Zealand, where she met and fell in love with a Maori man." "Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All is the story of Thompson's unlikely marriage, but it also encompasses the history of the complex and bloody period of contact between Europeans and Maoris in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."

"In this book, Thompson explores the meaning of cross-cultural contact and the 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 New Zealand and finally to a New England house with a history 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."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Paihia
  • Abominably saucy
  • Mangonui
  • Terra incognita
  • Present perfect
  • The venus
  • A natural gentleman
  • A dangerous people
  • Smoked heads
  • Turston's land deeds
 
Notes

Bibliography: p. [261]-270.

Subjects Thompson, Christina, 1959- -- Marriage.  |  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.

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