A short history of New Zealand / Gordon McLauchlan.
By: McLauchlan, Gordon.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin 2009Edition: Revised edition.Description: 218 pages : ill.: 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143011231 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): New Zealand -- HistoryDDC classification: 993
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This highly regarded book has been in print since 2004 and has proved popular with tourists, students and ordinary New Zealanders as a lively and reliable short history of New Zealand. It has proved a handy and succinct alternative to bigger books such as Michael King's The Penguin History of New Zealand. The timeline at the end of the book has proved particularly popular. Gordon McLauchlan has been assiduously reading New Zealand history, biography and fiction for more than fifty years. He knows New Zealand as intimately and affectionately as anyone alive and has set out in this updated edition of A Short History of New Zealand to provide for the general reader an historical narrative that is personal and colourful, and stamped with the authority of a lifetime of deep interest. This revised edition includes events since the turn of the twenty-first century, including the results of the 2008 General Election.
Previous ed.: 2004.
The young country -- The origins of the Maori -- Discovery -- Rediscovery -- The fortune hunters -- The treaty and its consequences -- The New Zealand Wars -- Defeat and revival -- Pakeha settlement -- From bust to boom -- War and peace - of a kind -- A new prosperity -- The Cold War becomes local -- The summer afternoon -- The years of tumult -- Time-line -- Index.
Previous ed.: 2004. -Includes index. -An authentic but informal and personal history of New Zealand, written to appeal to visitors, new citizens and students as well as the hundred of kiwis who want easy access to New Zealand history.
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