Hone Heke : Nga Puhi warrior / Paul Moon.
By: Moon, Paul.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : David Ling Pub., 2001Edition: First edition.Description: 184 pages : geneological table, maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0908990766 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Heke Pokai, Hone Wiremu, -1850 | Hone Heke's Rebellion, 1844-1846 | Kingitanga -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand people) -- History -- 19th century | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand people) | Kōrero taumata | Kōrero nehe | Pakanga | Noho-ā-iwi | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876 -- Biography | New Zealand -- History -- Northern War, 1845-1846 | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876 | New Zealand -- HistoryDDC classification: 993.021092
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-181) and index.
The Vilest Hole -- Weakness visible -- 'Character is destiny' -- Roused in vengeance -- Sharpening the blade -- Defiance and desperation -- VIctory at Kororareka -- A dangerous recruit -- Chafed spirits -- Groans of a vain war -- A resounding triumph -- The end of the trial.
This biography is a captivating account of the life of the Nga Puhi warrior chief Hone Heke. It is set against a background of political turmoil and ethnic tension, and at almost every turn, the reader will be surprised at the remarkable events and circumstances that engulfed New Zealand in the mid 1840s. Most New Zealanders know little of Heke except that he was the man who chopped down the flagpole. Now, Moon's research has revealed far more about this warrior who at one stage seemed to hold the future of the colony in his hand. Moon has portrayed Heke in an honest light and has combined his qualities, strengths, weaknesses and vanities in such a way that he breathes life on every page.
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