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Anne Salmond's brilliant study of first contact between Maori and European explorers - a trail-blazing achievement in narrative New Zealand history.

‘Professor Salmond has written a remarkable book. Remarkable for its meticulous research, for its ability to grip the reader’s attention; but most of all, remarkable that no-one has done anything quite like it before in the exploration of New Zealand history.’
—Naylor Hillary, The Press

Two Worlds is Anne Salmond’s award-winning account of the first points of contact between Maori and European explorers. It is a provocative, penetrating examination of those dramatic first meetings, casting them in a completely new light – a work of trail-blazing significance.

‘The book as a whole, it must be said, is a stunningly comprehensive and polished work of scholarship that will be welcomed by academic and general readers. It is one of the most important volumes on Maori–Pakeha relations ever published and will provide a baseline from which future work in this area will be measured.’
—Michael King, Metro

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 26, 2018


    480 pages

    RRP $60.00

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