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New Zealand Wars: a Brief History

New Zealand Wars: a Brief History (Paperback)

By Wright, Matthew

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The best basic introduction to this important episode in British colonial history; summarizes complex history in simple terms suitable for readers from intermediate age onwards

ISBN 9781877514685
Barcode 9781877514685
Published 1 July 2014 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781877514685
ISBN-10 1877514683
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 1 July 2014
International Publication Date 29 July 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wright, Matthew
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 224g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Zealand - History - New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847, New Zealand - History - New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872, New Zealand - History - 1840-1876
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.022
Catalogue Code 492462

Description of this Book

From 1845 to 1875, New Zealand experienced a succession of conflicts that stretched from the Bay of Islands to Wellington. What they meant has been debated ever since. To some they were land wars, to others, the Maori wars; lately we are calling them the New Zealand wars. Why were they fought? Who really won them? In reality these wars were fought over both land and sovereignty. In the process, the British, settlers and allied Maori ended up fighting other Maori, and by the late 1860s the wars had really become a civil war. And the fighting was tough for all who fought in them. Matthew Wright outlines what happened and why.

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Author's Bio

Matthew Wright is a prolific writer who has authored more than 50 books, principally relating to New Zealand history. Wright's most recent works are the Bateman Illustrated History of New Zealand and Trains, Tunnels and Bridges. He lives in Wellington.

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