The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000

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Title
Book Author
O'Malley, Vincent
Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
Extent
690pp
Format
260 x 185mm
Binding
Hardback
Publication Date
October 2016
Rights Available
World excl New Zealand
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About the Book

A monumental account of the defining conflict in New Zealand history. It was war in the Waikato in 1863–64 that shaped the nation in all kinds of ways: setting back Māori and Pākehā relations by several generations and allowing the government to begin to assert the kind of real control over the country that had eluded it since 1840.

About the Author

Vincent O’Malley is a founding partner of HistoryWorks, a group of historians specialising in Treaty of Waitangi research. Dr O’Malley’s landmark book on the Waikato War, The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, was followed in 2019 by The New Zealand Wars/Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa.