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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dust jacket has fading, and creasing to the top edge. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 209x293mm.
Pages: 664
Publisher: Bridget Williams Books / Department of Internal Affairs
Publication date: 1993 first edition


The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography: Volume Two 1870-1900

This volume of The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography records the lives of more than 600 people who made their mark between 1870 and 1900. These people - and not only those who make a roll-call of the famous - will give the reader an insight into the rich diversity of New Zealand life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Here are scientists and artists, town planners and conservationists, publicans and prohibitionists, goldminers, bankers, mayors, dress makers, shopkeepers, `rag planters' (newspaper founders), professors and labourers. Musicians, factory inspectors, governors and trade unionists rub shoulders with evangelists, well-sinkers, tourist guides and boxers. Confidence tricksters, highwaymen and murderers are part and parcel of the diverse past alongside judges, philanthropist brewers and other pillars of the community. While some were chosen for their standing on a national scale, others represent a locality, tribe, organisation or activity. Some are included because their lives, as well as telling interesting stories, reveal significant aspects of their time.

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography documents the history of a changing country through the lives of the people who helped shape it.


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