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Māori fortifications, Ian Knight ; illustrated by Adam Hook

Label
Māori fortifications
Title
Māori fortifications
Statement of responsibility
Ian Knight ; illustrated by Adam Hook
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
355.708999442
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU423.W35
LC item number
K65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Fortress
  • Fortress
Series volume
  • 81
  • 81
Māori fortifications, Ian Knight ; illustrated by Adam Hook
Label
Māori fortifications, Ian Knight ; illustrated by Adam Hook
Publication
Note
New Zealand subject
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Related Location
Related Agents
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-63) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
12843893
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9781846033704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TAU141560
  • (OCoLC)229028409
  • (NLNZils)1331702
  • (Nz)12843893

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