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edited by Professor WH Oliver and Associate Editor, Dr Claudia Orange

This is a magnificent reference work for New Zealanders who want to know about their past. A rich and reliable resource with accurate information about the people who shaped New Zealand history.

One third of the biographies tell us the life stories of Maori people; a fifth explore the lives of women. National figures appear but so too do ordinary people whose experiences tell us the story of their times.

Here are common soldiers as well as their officers, bullock drivers and mail carriers as well as engineers and surveyors. Traders and merchants, matriarchs and patriarchs, victims as well as victors, followers and their leaders.

692 pages containing 588 biographies (427 Pakeha, 161 Maori).

Jointly published by Allen & Unwin New Zealand Ltd and The Department of Internal Affairs in 1990.

Large format heavy book (with dust jacket) - 674 pages

Very good unmarked condition

Please look at the charity other listings for Maori companion volume and Volume Two.

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