Paul Moon/Peter Biggs
1st Edition. HB/237x180P. Colour. 480 pp.
This full colour book succinctly captures the many multi-layered
threads of the tumultuous events in early New Zealand from the 1800s,
the Treaty process and the establishment of early British government,
through to the end of the Northland wars in early 1846. Immensely
readable, this fresh, credible and mesmerising account should fascinate
the reader right to the last page. It is indeed a primer to these
In its 480 pages, this hardcover book, all in full sumptuous colour, has many original documents in full, quotes from the time and over 140 illustrations from the period. It's a delight to read.Gordon Dryden
, author of The Learning Revolution
, has this to say about the book:
"I thought I was reasonably well up on New Zealand history ... until I read a proof copy of The Treaty and Its Times. ... I'd love every New Zealander to read it. Certainly it deserves to be used in every New Zealand school."
The Treaty of Waitangi is considered today as a document of great importance to New Zealand -- but how many know too much about it? With this book, you'll find out exactly what happened, in the in-depth detail you need.
In here, the tortuous chain of events that came before and after the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, both in New Zealand itself and in the political powerhouse of Great Britain, are traced in minute detail. Containing many quotes from period, the characters of the time come to life as they speak for themselves to illuminate the issues and the challenges faced by both Māori and European as they grappled with their ever-changing pressures and circumstances.
Illustrated with over 140 paintings and sketches from the period, this book brings a fresh perspective for all those who wish to understand more about early New Zealand and the issues and events before and surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and its aftermath.
And the inclusion of many source documents will enable the reader to appreciate and evaluate their relevance today.This book is a must for all in New Zealand.
Click here for Table of Contents
Links to other Treaty materialPrinciples of the Treaty. Part 1 Principles of the Treaty. Part 2