A book of New Zealand / edited by J. C. Reid and P. Cape.; Reid, J. C. (John Cow...

Name/Title

A book of New Zealand / edited by J. C. Reid and P. Cape.

Edition

Rev. and enl. [ed.]. Prig.ed. 1964

Maker

Reid, J. C. (John Cowie), 1916-1972

Maker Role

Author

Maker

Cape, Peter

Maker Role

Author

About this object

Following Professor J.C. Reid's untimely death, Peter Cape was asked to revise this book for a new edition and bring it up to date. From the discovery of New Zealand in 1642 by Abel Tasman to the present day, there's been no lack of discerning chronicles of its pioneering life and of the gradual emergence of a distinctive society in New Zealand. With the development of a vigorous native literature, the New Zealand imagination, too, has revealed itself as a highly individual one. Drawing generously upon both records and creative writing, J.C. Reid and Peter Cape have produced a wide-ranging anthology which gives a vivid impression of the country, its history and its people. Partial Contents Introduction / J.C. Reid, Peter Cape -- Prologue. New Zealand / William Pember Reeves -- The Islands / Charles Brasch -- History -- Places -- The land -- People, great and small -- The Maori -- Humour and sentiment -- Amusements and sports Poems, songs and ballads -- Traditions, customs and beliefs. Includes index.

Date Made

1979

Publication Place

London

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand literature -- Collections

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- History -- Anecdotes

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Biography

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Social life and customs

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Literary collections

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- Humour

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

2169428

Object number

2014.1.0650

Copyright Licence  

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