Hauraki Contested, 1769–1875 is currently out of print.
One of the earliest sites of Māori–Pākehā contact, Hauraki became a hotly contested region in the first 100 years of European settlement. Rich in timber, gold and other resources, it became a site of loss and devastation for Māori as the land was systematically confiscated.
Hauraki Contested draws a vivid picture of iwi leaders, Pākehā traders and government officials at a time of intense conflict and tumultuous change. It also takes readers directly into a landscape and the lives of the people who occupied it, yielding a rich account of a time of major transformation.
Table of contents
1. Tribal histories and first contacts
2. Tribal conflict and European influence, 1800–1830
3. Reactivating rights and receiving newcomers, 1830s
4. The Treaty, Hauraki and infant Auckland, 1840s
5. The turning of the tide, 1850s
6. Gold and way, 1860–1865
7. Gold and the overwhelming of Hauraki,1865–1975
'Monin pays tribute to the great amount of evidence now available in English thanks to the Hauraki tribes’ Waitangi Tribunal Claim … well-written and engaging … concise and analytical … intelligent and thoughtful …' J.M. Sherrard Award Judges Report 2004
'The book is a work of scholarship … an interesting, thought-provoking and enjoyable read.' Waikato Times
'An excellent book and long overdue … Auckland is the richer for it.' The National Business Review
'The authoritative history.' Sunday Star Times
‘This is a regional history of a very sophisticated kind. One of the earliest regions of Māori–Pākehā interaction, Hauraki is also one of the most important because of its large Māori population, its extensive resources and its relationship with Auckland. Residents of Auckland and Hauraki today will find this a rich account of their land and its history at a point of transformation. [This is] one of the most complete demonstrations of how the control of a region’s resources and of their own destinies slipped away from the Māori occupants...’ Emeritus Professor Alan Ward