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Great Tales Of NZ History
by McLauchlan G.

ISBN: 9781869538590
PUBLISHER: DAVID BATEMAN LTD
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 276
PUBLICATION DATE: 15.09.2014
DIMENSIONS: 19 x 13 centimetres

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Gordon McLauchlan tempts our imagination with 46 little-known tales from New Zealand's past. Here you will discover that: Auckland applied twice to the Colonial Office to be a separate colony from the rest of New Zealand, more about the man who wanted to be James Cook, when drinking beer legally became an 'art' on the West Coast, whether Kupe was man or myth, how Hawera seceded and became a republic, when and why the Americans planned to invade New Zealand, which aviation heroine was called a 'naughty girl who deserved a spanking', why a posse of politicians committed suicide...and more. This great collection of tales explores these and many more questions and issues which have fascinated New Zealanders and filled many a page in many a history book over the years. Gordon McLauchlan, a master storyteller who recognises a good yarn when he sees it, brings a fresh perspective on some old and often vexed periods in New Zealand's history.

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