A History of New Zealand

A History of New Zealand

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This vivid history of New Zealand, by the late Professor Keith Sinclair of the University of Auckland's history department, has long been regarded as a classic, one of the most authoritative studies of this country's history. This updated version has been brought up-to-date by Raewyn Dalziel, Professor of History at the University of Auckland (and Sinclair's widow). It brings the story up to the end of the 1990s and the election of the Labour Government in the second MMP General Election.
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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 33.02mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 3 maps
  • 0140298754
  • 9780140298758

Table of contents

Part 1 Moari and settler, 1642-1870: Australian colony; brave new world; the foundations of the state; the pioneers; the Maori king; white man's anger. Part 2 Colony into dominion, 1870-1914: the frontier of debt; state experiments; cow cockies and red feds; New Zealanders and Britons. Part 3 New Zealand, 1914-2000: insecurity; social security; the "Cold War" boom; relatively hard times; a modern revolution; epilogue - the search for national identity.
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About Keith Sinclair

Keith Sinclair was a professor of History at Auckland University, he also held fellowships at the Institute of Commonwealth studies, Cambridge University, and the Australian National University. He died in 1993.
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