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Auction for 2 NZ history books, both thick s/covers; very good condition
Very interesting and different views of NZ’s history


1. A Century of Change. NZ 1800-1900. Erik Olssen and Marcia Stenson. 1989 1st ed. Longman Paul, Auck

Maori Society economic, social cultural, beliefs
Early Maori European contact incl whalers, sealers and missionaries
British annexation & the Treaty of Waitangi; conflict
European settlers arrive: Society; economy
Battles 1860-1870; Land confiscations; effects on Maori
1870s: Vogel; Depression 1880s
European society; social attitudes; childhood
The Liberals 1891-1900. Ballance, Seddon

433pp; b/w photos and repros of illustrations; index; bibliography; maps; timelines


2. On A Roll. A History of Gambling and Lotteries in New Zealand. David Grant. (1994) 1994 1st ed thus. VUP, Wgtn

Horse racing, cards, gambling on Boxing matches etc, billiards, Crown and Anchor, cockfighting, Two-up, Lotteries, Lotto …
Gambling among the gentry; on the gold fields; soldiers WWI & WWII, racegoers, Chinese gambling dens; etc
Old photos & repros of drawings & paintings incl: Barrett’s Hotel, Wellington, 1847; Bully Hayes; West Coast; Chinese den; Maori soldiers France 1918

336pp; b/w photo; index; bibliography




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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