The long white cloud; Reeves, William Pember, 1857-1932; 1973; 855582936; 2014.1...


The long white cloud


Reeves, William Pember, 1857-1932

Maker Role


About this object

An authoritative history of New Zealand which deals with the poetry and ferocity of the Maori and their struggle against the Pakeha, the adventures of the gold-seekers and other pioneers, the aims of the colony's founders and the democratic experiments of those who succeeded them. Contents: Introduction by Sir James Hight -- Preface to fourth edition -- Preface to first edition -- A comment by Bernard Shaw -- Note of acknowledgement -- Poem: New Zealand [by William Pember Reeves] -- Part 1 / by W.P. Reeves: The long white cloud -- Maori -- The navigators -- No man's land -- Mission schooner and whale boat -- The muskets of Hongi -- "A man-of-war without guns" -- The dreams of Edward Gibbon Wakefield -- In the Caudine Forks -- Through weakness into war -- Governor Grey -- The pastoral provinces -- Learning to walk -- Governor Browne's bad bargain -- Tupara against Enfield -- The fire in the fern -- Gold-diggers and gum-diggers -- Vogel and the public works policy -- In Parliament -- Some bones of contention -- The end of ogliarchy -- The eight years' tussle -- "King Dick" -- Experimental laws -- Part 2 / by A.J,. Harrop: Farmers in power -- Labour in power -- Second World War -- Social and economic trends -- The New Zealanders -- Appendix 1. New Zealand literature -- Appendix 2. Poem: the passing of the forest [by William Pember Reeves].

Date Made



Golden Press

Publication Place


Series Title

New Zealand classics.

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand -- History -- 19th century

Object Type




Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

This object is from

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.