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Māori fortifications / Ian Knight ; illustrated by Adam Hook.

By: Knight, Ian, 1956-.
Contributor(s): Hook, Adam | Hook, Adam [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Fortress: 81; Fortress: 81.; Fortress: Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Pub., 2009Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), col. maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846033704 (pbk.); 1846033705 (pbk.).Subject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Warfare | Fortification -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century | Military architecture -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th century | | Maori -- Warfare | Pa | Fortification New Zealand History 19th century | Military architecture New Zealand History 19th century | Pa. reo | Fortification -- New Zealand -- History | Military architecture -- New Zealand -- History | Architecture, Maori | Fortification -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th Century | Military architecture -- New Zealand -- History -- 19th Century | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Warfare -- Children's nonfiction | Fortification -- New Zealand -- History -- Children's nonfiction | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876 | New Zealand -- History -- 1840-1876 -- Children's nonfictionGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: 355.708999442
Contents:
The role of warfare in Māori society -- Chronology -- The pre-colonial Pā; the fortified village -- Hongi Hika and the "musket wars" -- The end of the Pā -- Pā sites today.
The role of warfare in Maori society -- Chronology -- The pre-colonial Pa; the fortified village -- Hongi Hika and the "musket wars" -- The end of the Pa -- Pa sites today.
Includes bibliographical references and index. -"The Maori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades, known as pas. However, it was not until 1845, with the first fighting between the Maori and the British, that it became clear just how strong and sophisticated the Maori fortifications were. For the best part of 20 years, the Maori held off the dominant and technologically superior British forces, by adapting and developing their defences in response to new British assaults. This book explores the evolution and design of Maori fortifications, and charts the course of a conflict that would ultimately see the British break the Maori pas, leading to a bitter guerrilla bush war." -- Back cover.
Summary: "The Māori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades, known as pās. However, it was not until 1845, with the first fighting between the Māori and the British, that it became clear just how strong and sophisticated the Māori fortifications were. For the best part of 20 years, the Māori held off the dominant and technologically superior British forces, by adapting and developing their defences in response to new British assaults. This book explores the evolution and design of Māori fortifications, and charts the course of a conflict that would ultimately see the British break the Māori pās, leading to a bitter guerrilla bush war"--Back cover.
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The Maori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades, known as pas. However, it was not until 1845, with the first fighting between the Maori and the British, that it became clear just how strong and sophisticated the Maori fortifications were. For the best part of 20 years, the Maori held off the dominant and technologically superior British forces, by adapting and developing their defences in response to new British assaults. This book explores the evolution and design of Maori fortifications, and charts the course of a conflict that would ultimately see the British break the Maori pas, leading to a bitter guerrilla bush war.

New Zealand subject.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-63) and index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The role of warfare in Māori society -- Chronology -- The pre-colonial Pā; the fortified village -- Hongi Hika and the "musket wars" -- The end of the Pā -- Pā sites today.

The role of warfare in Maori society -- Chronology -- The pre-colonial Pa; the fortified village -- Hongi Hika and the "musket wars" -- The end of the Pa -- Pa sites today.

Includes bibliographical references and index. -"The Maori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades, known as pas. However, it was not until 1845, with the first fighting between the Maori and the British, that it became clear just how strong and sophisticated the Maori fortifications were. For the best part of 20 years, the Maori held off the dominant and technologically superior British forces, by adapting and developing their defences in response to new British assaults. This book explores the evolution and design of Maori fortifications, and charts the course of a conflict that would ultimately see the British break the Maori pas, leading to a bitter guerrilla bush war." -- Back cover.

"The Māori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades, known as pās. However, it was not until 1845, with the first fighting between the Māori and the British, that it became clear just how strong and sophisticated the Māori fortifications were. For the best part of 20 years, the Māori held off the dominant and technologically superior British forces, by adapting and developing their defences in response to new British assaults. This book explores the evolution and design of Māori fortifications, and charts the course of a conflict that would ultimately see the British break the Māori pās, leading to a bitter guerrilla bush war"--Back cover.

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