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Author Howe, K. R

Title Singer in a Songless Land : a Life of Edward Tregear, 1846?1931
Published Chicago : Auckland University Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (539 pages)
Contents Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Prologue; 1. 'The Fates remove me From human dwellings to the desert landes' 1846-1882; 2. 'Every wood and hill, every lake and river is haunted by beautiful or dreadful beings' 1882-1885; 3. 'A gentleman well known in scientific circles' 1885-1891; 4. 'Apostle of bureaucracy' 1891-1896; 5. 'The moody man who pines for the voices in the mist' 1891-1896; 6. 'Practically I am the Minister of Labour' 1896-1906; 7. 'Islets of coral ringed with calm Farewell, farewell!' 1896-1906; 8. 'I look upon pessimism as mere disappointed egoism' 1906-1911
9. 'I ... fight in the open now' 1911-191410. 'To prepare ... for the Great Adventure' 1914-1931; Epilogue; Abbreviations; References; Bibliography; Publications by Tregear; Index; Back Cover
Summary At the turn of the twentieth century, Edward Tregear was one of New Zealand's most prominent citizens and widely published intellectuals. He was an authority on Maori and Polynesian studies, a controversial 'socialist' and secretary of the Department of Labour, and a key player in attempts to form a united political labour movement in New Zealand. He was also a social critic, novelist and poet. This biography traces Tregear's career from his youthful days on the 1860s frontier as an anguished, exiled Briton to his position as eminent antipodean figure singing the praises of 'nationa
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Subject Tregear, Edward, 1846-1931.
Tregear, Edward, 1846-1931
Intellectuals -- New Zealand -- Biography
Politicians -- New Zealand -- Biography
Social reformers -- New Zealand -- Biography
Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography
Linguists -- New Zealand -- Biography
HISTORY -- Australia & New Zealand.
Authors, New Zealand
Intellectual life
Social reformers
New Zealand -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
New Zealand
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781775581505