Fatal Frontiers: A New History of New Zealand in the Decade Before the Treaty

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Frontier and pioneer life - 256 pages
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A fascinating new account of New Zealand in the colourful and pivotal 1830s. Some of the most interesting and important events in New Zealand history took place in the 1830s. In this period the French almost beat the British to claim New Zelaand, aggressive English merchants were applying pressure on the country's natural resources, and growing numbers of European settlers were beginning to demand land. Meanwhile, Maori were still heavily in the majority and starting to explore commercial opportunities. But there was turmoil everywhere. Intertribal warfare still raged, while many tribes were trying to decide how to accommodate the Europeans in their midst.

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Contents

Introduction
7
UNNATURAL BOUNDARIES
43
UNRAVAGED WEALTH
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