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The Shaping of New Zealand. M H Holcroft. 1974 1st edition. Hamlyn, Auckland

This nation is founded on a history of Maori, at peace and at war; missionaries, whalers, runaway convicts, emigrants seeking a better life

This book explores the visions of the Maori, who lived in harmony with the land, and the pakeha, who tried to remake the land

An informative picture of the roots of NZ society illustrated with over 80 repros of paintings in full colour incl:
Brougham Street, Wellington, 1889, C Aubrey
Mt Egmont, John Gully
Site of the Terraces, Charles Blomfield
Waikato, JBC Hoyte
Tu Kaitote Pa, Waikato, GF Angas
Wanganui Pa, JA Gilfillan
Otira Gorge, C Barraud
Nelson, Charles Heaphy
Pig Hunt Wairarapa, SC Brees
Canterbury Plains, Archibald Nicoll
Eketahuna 1872 C Aubrey

159pp; bibliography; coloured photos incl many repros of old paintings; hard cover book, very good condition
Dust jacket; good condition; sl wear to corners and spine ends; small tear top rear; spine sunned

A beautiful book

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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