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First Contact [electronic resource] : Tasman's Arrival in Taitapu, 1642 / Anne Salmond

By: Salmond, Anne.
Publisher: New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books 2014ISBN: 9781927277027.Subject(s): History | New Zealand | Maori | Expeditions and discoveriesOnline resources: Available full text online through the Bridget Williams Treaty of Waitangi Collection. Summary: With the publication of her book Two Worlds, Anne Salmond introduced a penetrating rewriting of our traditional views of first contacts between the Māori and European worlds, helping us to view these meetings with fresh eyes. In this account of the dramatic visit of Dutch ships led by Abel Tasman to Golden Bay at the top of the South Island in 1642 Professor Salmond shows how giving equal weight to both sides of the encounter can shed fascinating new light on the actions and motives of both parties.
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With the publication of her book Two Worlds, Anne Salmond introduced a penetrating rewriting of our traditional views of first contacts between the Māori and European worlds, helping us to view these meetings with fresh eyes. In this account of the dramatic visit of Dutch ships led by Abel Tasman to Golden Bay at the top of the South Island in 1642 Professor Salmond shows how giving equal weight to both sides of the encounter can shed fascinating new light on the actions and motives of both parties.

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