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Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa/The New Zealand Wars

The new zealand wars.
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by Ross Calman

“The New Zealand Wars” describes the wars fought between 1845 and 1872. The wars were about who controlled the country and who owned the land. This long and fascinating article explains the circumstances of the wars, including the areas and tribes involved. There are good general descriptions of the main confrontations and key players, both Māori and British. The text is written by a Māori author who presents a balanced account of the wars and their impacts. 

Series: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

Learning area: Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 4

Reading year level: 8

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: history, war, Māori, Waikato, Taranaki, war, Te Kooti, Tītokowaru, British Empire, land, settlers, pā, Kīngitanga

In: School Journal Level 4 November 2014

Publication date: November 2014

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