An Old New Zealander or Te Rauparaha, the Napoleon of the South

di

T. Lindsay Buick

Forgotten Books

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An Old New Zealander or Te Rauparaha, the Napoleon of the South

di

T. Lindsay Buick

Forgotten Books

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I have been constrained to write the story of "An Old New Zealander" largely to gratify the frequently expressed desire for a more comprehensive sketch of Te Rauparaha's career on the part of many readers of my former books, in which fitful glimpses of the old chief were given. These references have apparently awakened some considerable interest in the life and times of the great Ngatitoan, and although this period of New Zealand's history is by no means barren of literature, I am hopeful that there is still room for a volume in which much heterogeneous matter has been grouped and consolidated. There may be some amongst the reading public who will question the need, or the wisdom, of recording the savage and sanguinary past of the Maori; but history is always history, and if this contribution serves no other useful purpose, it may at least help to emphasise the marvellous transformation which has been worked in the natives of New Zealand since Te Rauparaha's time - a transformation which can be accounted one of the world's greatest triumphs for missionary enterprise.

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Categorie

Saggistica, Storia

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9,5 MB

Lingua

eng

Anno

2017

Isbn

9780259630586

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