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Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past
  

Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wright, Matthew

New Zealand's Pakeha origin as a bolt-hole for convicts escaping Australia, a place where former convicts joined whaling and sealing gangs, and where sea captains thumbed their noses at the law, has been quietly forgotten. It has become a hidden part of our past, buried under the... convenient fiction that the Treaty of Waitangi is the sole pivot of New Zealand's colonial story. In Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past, noted historian Matthew Wright challenges that notion. Our early nineteenth-century Pakeha past is, at least in part, a story of convicts who had found their way past the edge of the law, an age of heroic tales of survival, scurrilous deeds, cannibalism and piracy.
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ISBN 9780143567646
Published NZ 2 Jul 2012
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143567646
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Published 2 Jul 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wright, Matthew
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Australasian & Pacific History
Penology & Punishment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code 364.00;993.01086927
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Criminal justice, Administration of - New Zealand, Criminals - New Zealand - History - 19th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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