Great Tales From New Zealand History

Great Tales From New Zealand History

Book - 2005
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Who really did 'discover' New Zealand?; Why history has turned its back on the timid Abel Tasman; The burning of the sailing ship Boyd sets back European settlement by a decade; The enduring love affair between Eliza and Governor William Hobson; A surreal battle at Gate Pa in the Land Wars; Who were the real villains at Parihaka?; The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming; No rowdiness, no horseplay, when women vote for the first time; The Dog Tax - the last Maori armed uprising; The Great White Fleet - the American Navy visits in 1908; A future prime minister is jailed for 'agitating' in 1916; Kiwi lads die in the ?deep grey mud? at Passchendaele in 1917; The six o'clock swill down the pub and its 'disgusting culture'; The extraordinary feats of Jean Batten; John A Lee is fired from the Labour Party in 1940; Dozens die in a massacre at a prisoner of war camp for Japanese in the Wairarapa
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2005
ISBN: 9780143019633
Branch Call Number: 993 M16g
Characteristics: 275 p. : map ; 22 cm

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