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May 15, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

Lunchtime Event | The New Zealand Wars / Ngā Pakanga O Aotearoa by Vincent O’Malley | In-store Monday 20th May, 12-12:45pm

Lunchtime Event | The New Zealand Wars / Ngā Pakanga O Aotearoa by Vincent O’Malley | In-store Monday 20th May, 12-12:45pm

Unity Books & Bridget Williams Books

warmly invite you to hear Vincent O’Malley discuss his new book,

The New Zealand Wars / Ngā Pakanga O Aotearoa



Monday 20th May, 12-12:45pm
Unity Books Wellington, 57 Willis St.


ABOUT THE BOOK
The New Zealand Wars were a series of conflicts that profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation’s history.

Fought between the Crown and various groups of Māori between 1845 and 1872, the wars touched many aspects of life in nineteenth century New Zealand, even in those regions spared actual fighting. Physical remnants or reminders from these conflicts and their aftermath can be found all over the country, whether in central Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, or in more rural locations such as Te Pōrere or Te Awamutu.

The wars are an integral part of the New Zealand story but we have not always cared to remember or acknowledge them. Today, however, interest in the wars is resurgent. Public figures are calling for the wars to be taught in all schools and a national day of commemoration was recently established.

Following on from the best-selling The Great War for New Zealand, Vincent O’Malley’s new book provides a highly accessible introduction to the causes, events and consequences of the New Zealand Wars. The text is supported by extensive full-colour illustrations as well as timelines, graphs and summary tables.


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