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To Be A Hero A Biography of Sir George Grey by Edmund Bohan, Published by Harper Collins, 1998, 1st Edition, Hardcover, Pgs 374, b&w photos, bibliography, index.

Condition: Dust jacket, boards and book in as new condition. No markings or inscriptions within, clean and bright throughout.

Sir George Grey is arguably the most influential political figure during the European settlement of New Zealand. Serving two terms as Governor 184 – 53 and 1861 – 68. The author an eminent New Zealand historian has provided the first full account of Grey’s life in 35 years. It contains much new information on a "complex and fascinating man" whose influence was decisive in his time and continues to contemporary times. Grey left a significant legacy, through his bequests, his writings, and recorded Maori history. He was an instigator of the Maori Land Wars. Also documented are his appointments and stewardship in South Africa and Australia. A comprehensive and well researched work.
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