Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past

Stock Code:
BAD5251
Price:
$35.00

Description

Convicts: New Zealand's Hidden Criminal Past by Matthew Wright. Pre- Treaty New Zealand as a bolt hole for convicts. Escapees from Australia joined ex-convict whalers, sealers and ner'er-do-wells in lawless romps that horrified Maori and settlers who, later, felt this despicable phase was best forgotten. Better, they thought, to foster a myth that New Zealand escaped the stain of Australia's convict origins. Nothing of course, could be further from the truth. In this lively account of pre-1840 New Zealand, noted historian and author Matthew Wright re-examines a hidden side of our past, exposing the darker aspects of early colonial life in all its exciting, lurid and sometimes horrifying detail. Cannibalism, treachery, even genocide were all part and parcel of convict and early Pakeha life.

Details

  • Author:
    Wright, Matthew
  • Book Condition:
    Very Good
  • Publisher:
    Penguin Books
  • Edition:
    First Thus
  • Jacket Condition:
    None
  • Binding:
    Soft Cover
  • Location:
    Y2
  • ISBN:
    9780143567646
  • Size:
    8vo
  • Pages:
    253
  • Publish Date:
    2012
Stock Level:
1 In Stock