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Author Thompson, Christina, 1959-

Title Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all : an unlikely love story / Christina Thompson
Published London : Bloomsbury, 2008


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 MELB  993.01 Tho/Cos  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 270 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents 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 -- Summer
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [261]-270)
Subject 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.
Genre/Form Case studies.
ISBN 9780747598152 (paperback)