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Making History: A New Zealand Story

Making History: A New Zealand Story
 

The story of one historian, and a country, awakening to New Zealand's past.

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ISBN 9781869408992
Published 20 June 2019 by Auckland University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Phillips, Jock
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ISBN-13 9781869408992
ISBN-10 1869408993
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Auckland University Press
Imprint Auckland University Press
Publication Date 20 June 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Phillips, Jock
Category Biography & Autobiography
Australasian & Pacific History
Family, Home & Self Help
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.0072
Catalogue Code 979581

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`Men no longer whisper Revolution , they shout it; and they no longer carry banners, but throw bricks' - Letter home from Harvard, 1970. Jock Phillips grew up in post-war Christchurch where history meant Ancient Greece and home was England. Over the last 50 years - through the Maori renaissance, the women's movement, the rediscovery of ANZAC and more - Phillips has lived through a revolution in New Zealanders' understanding of their identity. And from A Man's Country to Te Ara, in popular writing, exhibitions, television and the internet, he played a key role in instigating that revolution. Making History tells the story of how Jock Phillips and other New Zealanders discovered this country's past. In this memoir, Phillips turns his deep historical skills on himself. How did the son of Anglophile parents, educated among the sons of Canterbury sheep farmers at Christ's College, work out that the history of this country might have real value? From Harvard, Black Power and sexual politics in America, to challenging male culture in New Zealand in A Man's Country, to engaging with Maori in Te Papa and Te Ara, Phillips revolted against his background and became a pioneering public historian, using new ways to communicate history to a broad audience.

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