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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Contents

Acknowledgements
10
A Limited War
29
The Ohaeawai Campaign
45
Copyright

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Belich is professor of history at the University of Auckland.

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