The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict

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Auckland University Press, 1986 - Land settlement - 396 pages
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Although there have been recent works on the origins and consequences of the 19th-century New Zealand Wars, this is the first thorough reexamination of their course in over sixty years. According to the author, "The degree of Maori success in all four major wars is still underestimated--even to the point where, in the case of one war, the wrong side is said to have won." Here, Belich sets out to show how historical distortions have arisen over time revises our understanding of New Zealand history.

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Review: The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict

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A narrative of the small-scale but historically important series of clashes between the settler government and the Maori tribes around the North Island in the mid 1800s. This had its origins in a PhD ... Read full review

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This 5 DVD documentary series is an excellent and generally entertaining study of the causes,conflict and consequences of the battle for control of New Zealand between indigenous Maori and British ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
10
A Limited War
29
The Ohaeawai Campaign
45
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Belich is professor of history at the University of Auckland.

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