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The Resource Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history / Peter Wells

Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history / Peter Wells

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Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history / Peter Wells
Title
Dear Oliver
Title remainder
uncovering a Pākehā history / Peter Wells
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Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh way to look at New Zealands history. When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mothers effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century human diaspora from Britain. His family experienced the war against Te Kooti, the Boer War, the Napier earthquake of 1931 and the Depression. They rose from servant status to the comforts of the middle class. There was army desertion, suicide, adultery, AIDS, secrets and lies. There was also success, prosperity and social status. In digging deep into their stories, examining letters from the past and writing a letter to the future, Peter Wells constructs a novel and striking way to view the history of Pākehā New Zealanders"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZ1
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1950-
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Wells, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Massey University Press
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  • Wells, Peter
  • Wells, Bess
  • Northe family
  • Northe family
  • Napier (N.Z.)
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
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Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history / Peter Wells
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026722595
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780994147363
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1026722595
Label
Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history / Peter Wells
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026722595
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780994147363
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1026722595

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