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Author Keenan, Danny.

Title Wars without end / Danny Keenan
Edition Revised edition
Published Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2009


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Description 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary "From the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, argues historian Danny Keenan, Maori struggled to hold on to their land. Tensions began early, arising from disputed land sales. When open conflict between Maori and Imperial forces broke out in the 1840s and 1860s, the struggles intensified. For both sides, land was at the heart of the conflict. When the fighting was over, the 'wars' for land spilled into the courts. This is the first book to approach this subject from a Maori point of view, focusing on the Maori resolve to maintain possession of customary lands. Written by a senior Maori historian, Wars Without End describes the Maori reasons for fighting the 'Land Wars', placing these conflicts in the context of the Maori struggle to retain their sovereign estates." --Back cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Maori (New Zealand people) -- History -- 19th century.
New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876.
New Zealand -- History -- New Zealand Wars, 1843-1847.
New Zealand -- History -- New Zealand Wars, 1860-1872.
LC no. 2009424208
ISBN 9780143011224
Other Titles Wars without end : the land wars in nineteenth century New Zealand