Knowing about a new country is always exciting. You get to learn so many things about the culture, history, people, government, and more. There is nothing better than reading nonfiction books if you want to learn about a new country. Here are the best nonfiction books about New Zealand that you can read.
Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History
By: Aroha Harris, Judith Binney, and Atholl Anderson
This book is about Maori history and is written by conducting intensive research. The authors gathered information from anthropology, archaeology, politics, law, history and other areas of study to ensure that the information is authentic.
The New Zealand Wars
By: James Cowan
In this book, the writer has provided information about war, people and life.
It is based on his experience here as an immigrant and also as a journalist. He interviewed both Maori and Pakeha to know both sides of the story.
Maori and the Criminal Justice System
By: Moana Jackson
There was an impact of racism in the criminal justice system of New Zealand. The author has investigated it and written about many flaws in the law. This book will help you to understand the New Zealand law system.
By: Donna Awatere Huata
If you want to know about the inside story of New Zealand politics then you should read this book. You will surely be moved by the way the author has written about the country’s politics.
The Penguin History of New Zealand
By: Michael King
Did you know that New Zealand was the last country to be discovered by humans? It was also the first country to have a democratic government. There are many unknown stories about the country.
There have been conflicts and movements which are part of history now. You will learn about the Maori, Pakeha and the British Colonization.
A Maverick New Zealand Way
By: Mary Jane Walker
This is a travel book about New Zealand. If you are an adventurous person then you will love reading this book. The book is full of beautiful photographs and maps. The authordiscovered New Zealand by trekking, mountain climbing, and other adventurous ways.
If you love trekking then you will find lots of tips here. You will know about the mountains and see New Zealand differently and excitingly.
These books will give you a glimpse of the history, politics, law, and nature of New Zealand. You will know about the difficult times they have gone through and the way the country came out as a winner.
You will learn about people’s struggles and how they became an independent nation. You must read some of these books to learn more about New Zealand and its people. They are written beautifully and you will enjoy reading them, while learning something new.