Forgotten wars : why the musket wars matter today / Ron CrosbyMaterial type: TextPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia Books, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 206 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0947506799; 9780947506797.Subject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Wars | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Warfare | Ringa kaha | Pakanga | Kōrero nehe | Ringa kaha | Whenua tautohetohe | Tino rangatiratanga | New Zealand -- History -- To 1840 | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876DDC classification: 993.01
|Item type||Current location||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|Te Taurawhiri Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Te Taurawhiri||Te Taurawhiri||993.01 CRO||Checked out||29/10/2021||T00834454|
|Te Taurawhiri Non-Fiction||Gonville Library Te Taurawhiri||Te Taurawhiri||993.01 CRO||Available||T00834455|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Distinguished author and lawyer Ron Crosby rewrites his seminal The Musket Wars on a thematic basis, simplifying it to a concise work full of maps and illustrations for the general reader. Muskets, potatoes and other introductions fundamentally altered the balance of power in 19th-century Aotearoa, leading to inter-iwi conflicts over almost 40 years that claimed tens of thousands of lives. This important work will further understanding of how the boom of muskets continues to echo in New Zealand today.
The significance of the musket wars -- Features of the musket wars -- The introduction of muskets and beginning of Ngāpuhi dominance -- The peak and decline of Ngāpuhi dominance -- Central North Island iwi react to musket power -- Te Rauparaha's coalitions - heke, raupatu, disintegration -- Imapcts of the musket on Kāi Tahu and Moriori -- Eastern iwi responses to musket power -- The last conflicts.
"Distinguished author Ron Crosby outlines why the Musket Wars were a crucial phase of New Zealand history and should be taught today. For, as he describes in the book The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars matter today, these conflicts between 1806 and 1845 were the longest period of continuous warfare in Aotearoa, and laid the basis of relationships between iwi and hapū ever since -- not to mention featuring endless cycles of utu and feats of bravery, including the campaigns of Hongi Hika and Te Rauparaha."-- Publisher description.