A savage country : the untold story of New Zealand in the 1820s / Paul Moon.

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Published: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2012.
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Summary:New Zealand in the 1820s had no government or bureaucratic presence; no newspapers were published; the literate population was probably no more than a couple of dozen people at any one time. Early explorers' assessments of New Zealand were haphazard at best - few knew what to make of this foreign land and its people. This book details how so many of the events in this decade - the introduction of aggressive capitalism, the arrival of literacy and the beginnings of Maori print culture, intertribal warfare, Hongi Hika and the British connection, colonisation as a simultaneously destructive and beneficial force - influenced the nation's evolution over the remainder of the century.
Physical Description:287 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes:Bib#: 1764361
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-248) and index.
ISBN:0143567381 (pbk)
9780143567387 (pbk.) :