Includes bibliographical references (p. -270).
What's in it?
Paihia -- Abominably saucy -- Mangonui -- Terra incognita -- Present perfect -- The venus -- A natural gentleman -- A dangerous people -- Smoked heads -- Turston's land deeds -- Nana Miri -- Hawaiki -- Once were warriors -- Gu, choki, pa -- Matariki -- Thieves and indian-killers -- One summer.
What's it about?
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.