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Voices from the New Zealand Wars | He Reo no nga Pakanga o Aotearoa

Voices from the New Zealand Wars | He Reo no nga Pakanga o Aotearoa (Paperback)

By O'Malley, Vincent

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The New Zealand Wars of the mid-nineteenth century profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation's history. This book takes us to the heart of these conflicts with a series of first-hand accounts from Maori and Pakeha who either fought in or witnessed the wars that rav...aged New Zealand between 1845 and 1872. From Heni Te Kiri Karamu's narrative of her remarkable exploits as a wahine toa, through to Gustavus Ferdinand von Tempsky's writing of his time in the Forest Rangers and beyond, we learn about the wars at a human level. The often fragmentary, sometimes hastily written accounts that make up Voices from the New Zealand Wars vividly evoke the extreme emotions - fear, horror, pity and courage - experience during the most turbulent time in our country's history. Each account is expertly introduced and contextualised, so that the historical record speaks to us vividly through many voices. Voices from the New Zealand Wars represents another ground-breaking contribution from historian Vincent O'Malley. As Mihingarangi Forbes has written: 'I believe Vincent O'Malley's research will be the single most important historical body of work produced in my lifetime.'
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ISBN 9781988587790
Published NZ 15 Nov 2021
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781988587790
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 15 Nov 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By O'Malley, Vincent
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 420
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 260mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade