Contested Ground

Contested Ground

Te Whenua I Tohea : the Taranaki Wars, 1860-1881

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The first shots were fired on Wiremu Kingi's Te Kohia pā on 17 March 1860, marking the start of twenty-one years of direct conflict between Māori and Pākehā in the Taranaki region interspersed with periods of uneasy peace, culminating in the invasion of the Parihaka settlement on 5 November 1881. 2010 marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Taranaki Wars, and this thoughtful and informative volume helps shed new light on the people and political landscape of 19th century Taranaki and the legacy of the wars on the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. In Contested Ground: Te Whenua i Tohea, Kelvin Day brings together eleven distinguished academics and historians who provide fresh and engaging insights into this turbulent period, much sourced from previously overlooked material, and a remarkable collection of photographs and illustrations.
Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Huia, 2010.
Branch Call Number: 993.48 CON
Characteristics: xxvii, 304 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Day, Kelvin 1960-
Alternative Title: Whenua i tohea
Custom Field2: Published with the support of the New Plymouth District Council (Puke Ariki), TSB Community Trust and the New Zealand Government.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-295) and index.

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There are a number of excellent resources available if you'd like to learn more about the 1881 invasion of the Parihaka settlement by Government forces, the aftermath and ongoing legacy of this event. Whether you want something that's suitable for children, a fictional account or well-researched history on the topic, our library collection has got you covered. For Kids Maumahara ki tērā Nōema… (more)

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There are a number of excellent resources available if you'd like to learn more about the 1881 invasion of the Parihaka settlement by Government forces, the aftermath and ongoing legacy of this event. Whether you want something that's suitable for children, a fictional account or well-researched history on the topic, our library collection has got you covered. For Kids Maumahara ki tērā Nōema… (more)


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Includes the chapter 'A new kind of resistance : Parihaka and the struggle for peace' by Historian Hazel Riseborough.


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