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Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell: The Old Dane
 

Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell: The Old Dane (Paperback)

Edited by Adams, Jonathan
Foreword by Tapsell, Paora

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Hans Falk, born in 1790 in Copenhagen, took to the sea as a lad, changed his name to Phillip Tapsell, and after many adventures settled at Maketu in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty. There he became the key trader for Bay of Plenty iwi and married into the highest levels of Te Arawa, ...while helping other tribes to defend themselves against invasion from northern tribes. He was, in other words, one of the original Pakeha-Maori. Yet Tapsell's life of daring is not well known today, and the memoirs he dictated to Edward Little shortly before his death were only ever published in newspaper form. Brought together, these make an important contribution to the history of the countries of his birth and death. Meticulously researched and edited by Dr Jonathan Adams, this book presents the original manuscript with close editing and annotation. Part 1 discusses Tapsell's life and identity as a Pakeha-Maori; Part 2 reproduces his reminiscences as recorded by Little; and Part 3 summarises the key events in the story, examines the manuscript as an artefact, and includes accounts of Tapsell's life and how that has been interpreted in Denmark.
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ISBN 9780947506926
Published NZ 5 May 2021
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Series New Zealand Classics
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ISBN-13 9780947506926
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 5 May 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Adams, Jonathan
Foreword by Tapsell, Paora
Series New Zealand Classics
Category Biography & Autobiography
Imperialism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 252
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 450g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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