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People, People, People : A Brief History of NZ

People, People, People : A Brief History of NZ

Author: Stevan Eldred-Grigg
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A short, very accessible snapshot of New Zealand's history written with tourists and anyone new to the country in mind. Written in a lively manner by Christchurch born and bred Stevan Eldred-Grigg, one of New Zealand's leading writers of both history and fiction, this book is also ideal for students or anyone interested in an entertaining overview of our past.

Author description

Stevan Eldred-Grigg is one of the most controversial novelists and historians in New Zealand. Born on the back seat of a speeding taxi, he grew up in a tumultuous household in suburban Christchurch. His mother, a stroppy working-class woman, had the gift of the gab. His father, careful and precise, came from a conservative 'old family'. The varying opinions in the family led to a questioning of life, history and society.

Table of contents

DISCOVERY, 1200 to 1500 - Islands without People; Polynesians; Wealth; Power and Society -- VILLAGES, 1500 to 1750 - Maori Classic Period; Power -- EUROPEANS, 1750 to 1840 - loating Islands; Musket Wars; Foreign Illness; Colony of New Zealand -- COLONY, 1840 to 1900 - New People; War; Wealth; Power; Men and women -- DOMINION, 1900 to 1950 - A Lucky Land; Wealth and Power; People; The best little country in the world -- SUBURBS, 1950 to 2000 - Peace; Power; People; A New Century.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869538132
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : David Bateman Ltd
  • : September 2011
  • : 250mm X 210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 80
  • : colour illustrations, maps
  • : Stevan Eldred-Grigg
  • : Paperback
  • : 993.1