New Zealand A Complete History: A Companion to N.Z. Historic Sites
New Zealand A Complete History has sections on Geological, Maori, European, Land Wars, Political, Transport, Social, Cultural (art, architecture and literature) and Natural history - providing a New Zealand and colonial historical perspective. It follows in the footsteps of histo... read full description below.
Usually ships in 2-4 weeks – Title is showing available from publisher
This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.
... view full title details below.
Full details for this title
Description of this Book
This book is a companion to the four volume series New Zealand Historic Sites, and gives an introductory history that is concise in extent, yet most detailed in its content. Initially it considers the geological background and human settlement (both Maori and European), then explores the Land Wars, Political History and Transport developments. Only with such historical information to hand can the historic sites in the other volumes be fully understood in their context. There is a discussion of the Social History with major players, and of especial value an analysis of the Cultural Attributes of art, architecture and literature. The book ends with the Natural History for which New Zealand is famed, "A resplendent jewel within the Pacific."
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
There are no reviews for this title.
John Smart was born at Farnborough, Kent in 1960 and educated at Alleyn's School in South London and Nottingham University studying historical geography and history of architecture. He worked in various jobs, including Trading Standards, Accountancy, Publishing, and even apple picking. His forebears included E.G. Blythe and E.H. Niemann artists and Colin Blythe a cricketer leading to an interest in genealogy and history, whilst the initial inspiration for writing developed from soccer, and after visiting numerous sports venues he researched the lives and genealogies of the founders (who had links to every aspect of Empire).
He then spent several years researching and writing with studies in England, Europe, America, and the Antipodes, and published a series of books viz. The Wow Factor (How Soccer Evolved), Arthur Pember's Great Adventure (re the first F.A. president with links to N.Z.), The Founders of Soccer, and The Real Colin Blythe. These were followed by six books London Churches (& Olde Celebrities) which covered the architecture, history and social connections of all churches in the metropolis, also fictions The Wizards of Wight, The Four Idols of Destiny, and Aspects of Poetry, whereas a period overseas made it possible to research five volumes New Zealand A Complete History and Historic Sites.
The author is married to a New Zealander and lived in Christchurch at the time of the earthquake in 2010-11, and has also spent time in Napier and Nelson, travelling the entire country to carry out the research for the five books.