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Tides of Kawhia: 2020

Tides of Kawhia: 2020 (Paperback, New edition)

By O'Connor, Tom

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Crammed with fascinating historical details, this novel introduces the reader to the enigmatic figure of Te Rau-paraha. In the late eighteenth century, Kawhia is the prosperous heart of the people of Ngati Toarangatira. But, beyond the borders ominous changes threaten to drive th...e iwi from their coastal stronghold. In the north, Nga Puhi acquire muskets, and to the east the Waikato tribes cast envious eyes on the bountiful wa-ters and forests of Kawhia. Into this mix the child Maui Potiki is born. He is later called Te Rauparaha ? a name that today ripples down the pages of New Zealand his- tory. The young Te Rauparaha uses his wits, courage and audacity to become a military strategist, accom-plished politician and tribal leader. Sharing his exploits is Te Rou Rou, born into slavery who, like the young man of rank, uses intelligence to improve his status in the often dangerous tribal life of the time. When simmering animosities between the inland peoples explode into all-out-war, hundreds of warriors are left on the battlefield. In Tides of Kawhia, deadly fights and ancient Maori ritual mingle with delicate poetry and an impetuous hot-blooded people, bringing to life a period of history and a society unknown to many.
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ISBN 9780995121935
Published AU 1 May 2020
Publisher John Douglas Publishing
Format Paperback, New edition
Series Te Rauparaha's life (part: 1)
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ISBN-13 9780995121935
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher John Douglas Publishing
Imprint John Douglas Publishing Limited
Published 1 May 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By O'Connor, Tom
Series Te Rauparaha's life (part: 1)
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 343
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 60g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade