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The New Zealand Wars

The New Zealand Wars

Author: Philippa Werry
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 13
Description

We know more about wars fought in Europe than the 19th century battles that occurred in our own country and this enlightening new book helps to rectify that.

Werry’s absorbing text describes how the New Zealand wars began, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how the subsequent confiscation of land destroyed many iwi.

It explains the emergence of the 
K?ngitanga or M?ori King movement, what happened at Parihaka and the history of land protests. Other chapters look at war memorials, graves and monuments, the work of the Waitangi Tribunal, how the wars have featured in New Zealand art, music and literature, and how they are remembered today, including ways of working towards reconciliation.

The stories are told in an accessible way, full of detail, eye-witness accounts, illustrations and little-known facts, with lists of websites, resources and books for further study.

Ideal for age 9 to adult, The New Zealand Wars is a valuable addition to Werry’s non-fiction titles Anzac Day, Waitangi Day and Armistice Day.


- Ruth

Description

The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand’s history that many people wish they knew more about. The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It explains the emergence of Kīngitanga or Māori King movement, the land confiscations and the story of Parihaka. Other chapters look at war memorials, graves and monuments, the work of the Waitangi Tribunal, how the wars have featured in New Zealand art, music and literature, and how they are being remembered today, including new ways of working towards understanding and reconciliation.



The story is told in an accessible way full of fascinating detail, eye-witness accounts, illustrations and little known facts, with lists of websites, resources and books for those who want to discover more.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869664787
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : March 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philippa Werry
  • : Paperback
  • : 80