A Short History of New Zealand Wars

By Gordon McLauchlan

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Following the ongoing success of A Short History of New Zealand, Great Tales of New Zealand History and Great Tales of  Rural New Zealand - all reprinted and still going strong, Gordon McLauchlan has turned his masterful storytelling skills to one of the most important periods in this country's history. This insightful and accessible book will be of interest to New Zealanders wanting to find out more about the struggle between Maori and the colonial powers over land issues and the consequences for our country.

highly readable account of the complex web of conflict ... A good introduction to a part of our history ...
Weekend Herald

This book deserves a wide readership not least because it encourages closer investigation of the very significant issues it raises
... FlaxFlower

210 mm x 137 mm 192 pages Paperback


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Gordon McLauchlan

Gordon McLauchlan is a well-known journalist, author and social commentator. He is a seasoned media commentator not afraid to speak his mind. His previous books for Bateman include :Great Tales from Rural New Zealand (2016); Great Tales from New Zealand History (2014, originally published 2005) The Saltwater Highway: The Story of Ports and Shipping in New Zealand (2012) The Passionless People Revisted, and A Short History of New Zealand (2014). He was also editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Encyclopaedia (Bateman, 1984, revised 1987, 1991, 1995) for ten years.