The Resource The decadent and the damned : a historical saga about New Zealander's forbears, who they were, why they came and what happened!, Geoff H. McDonnell

The decadent and the damned : a historical saga about New Zealander's forbears, who they were, why they came and what happened!, Geoff H. McDonnell

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The decadent and the damned : a historical saga about New Zealander's forbears, who they were, why they came and what happened!
Title
The decadent and the damned
Title remainder
a historical saga about New Zealander's forbears, who they were, why they came and what happened!
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Geoff H. McDonnell
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1850, scandal, desperation and ambition create an upheaval in the lives of many English people. They are encouraged to leave England and seek a new life in a place called New Zealand. On arrival in the new colony, old habits die hard. In the mad scramble for fame and fortune, huge risks are taken, morals are compromised and those in authority hoodwinked. The Maori are ostracised and the religious ideals of the colony's founders ignored. The men strengthened by the love of their women spare no quarter to outwit their rivals in the race for fame and fortune. The struggle for survival of Patrick and Josephine Mahoney and their ongoing feud with Humphrey and Emma Robinson who are obsessed with wealth and power, is an inspiring human drama set amid the birth of a great nation. Wool becomes king and the new rich build their opulent mansions. The foundations of a nation are laid and the resilient and triumphant character of its people evolves. Today, their descendants live on, embracing their ancestral philosophies while facing trials and tribulations their forebears could never have envisaged" -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
NZ823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
The decadent and the damned : a historical saga about New Zealander's forbears, who they were, why they came and what happened!, Geoff H. McDonnell
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The decadent and the damned : a historical saga about New Zealander's forbears, who they were, why they came and what happened!, Geoff H. McDonnell
Publication
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New Zealand author
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
13734232
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20 cm.
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Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9780473187811
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TAU170620
  • (NLNZils)1474581
  • (OCoLC)741357753
  • (Nz)13734232

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