Fatal Success: A History of the New Zealand Company

By: Burns, Patricia; edited by Henry Richardson

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No signatures. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 327 pages. Blue boards with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 236 x 155mm. Illustrated. "[. . .] chronicles the various companies set up by would-be colonisers, culminating in the New Zealand Company, which was to send emigrants to the other side of the world, sometimes with no land ready for them to settle. From Du Burns's careful and scholarly work emerges a tale of ambition, intrigue, greed and folly. We learn of the true motives behind the high-sounding phrases, and of the fatal influence of the Wakefield brothers on the development of the colony - with far-teaching effects on relations between Maori and Pakeha as well as attitudes to the Treaty of Waitangi." - from dust-jacket blurb.

Title: Fatal Success: A History of the New Zealand Company

Author Name: Burns, Patricia; edited by Henry Richardson

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Auckland, Heinemann Reed: (1989)

ISBN Number: 0790000113

ISBN Number 13: 9780790000114

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 19939