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Encounters is the wide-ranging, audacious and gripping story of New Zealand's changing national identity, how it has emerged and evolved through generations. In this genre-busting book, historian Paul Moon delves into how the many and conflicting ideas about New Zealand came into being. Along the way, he explores forgotten crevices of the nation's character, and exposes some of the mythology of its past and present.
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About the author

Paul Moon was born in 1968 in New Zealand. He is a professor at the Auckland University of Technology. He is also a writer of New Zealand history and biography specialising in Maori history. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Studies, a Master of Philosophy degree, a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy. He is recognised for his research of the Treaty of Waitangi and has written two books about it. He has also produced the biographies of Governors William Hobson and Robert FitzRoy, and the Nga Puhi chief Hone Heke. In June 2014, Moon was shortlisted for the Ernest Scott Prize in History. In 2015 he made the New Zealand Best Seller List with his title Face to Face which he co-authored with Jane Ussher.

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Penguin UK
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Published on
Jul 24, 2013
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History / Australia & New Zealand
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Eligible for Family Library

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