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Pakeha Maori

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Pakeha Maori by Trevor Bentley
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This book describes one of the most extraordinary and fascinating stories in NZ history. In the early part of the last century several thousand runaway seamen and escaped convicts settled in Maori communities. Jacky Mamon, John Rutherford, Charlotte Badger and many others - this is their largely untold story. They were regarded as unsavoury renegades by the European settlers, but amongst Maori they were usually welcomed. Many Pakeha Maori took wives and were treated as Maori, others were treated as slaves. Some received the moko, the facial or body tattoo. Others became virtual white chiefs and fought in battle with their adopted tribe. A few even fought against European soldiers, advising their fellow fighters about European infantry and artillery tactics. In this, the first-ever book devoted solely to the Pakeha Maori, Trevor Bentley describes in fascinating detail how the strangers entered Maori communities, adapted to tribal life and played a significant role in the merging of the two cultures.

Author Biography

Trevor Bentley is also the author of Captured By Maori, White Female Captives, Sex and Racism on the Nineteenth Century New Zealand Frontier. He has a PhD from the University of Waikato, and has specialised in writing about the interaction of Maori and Pakeha in pre-Treaty NZ.
Release date NZ
September 3rd, 2007
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Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Penguin Books (NZ)
Pages
272
Dimensions
130x200x20
ISBN-13
9780143007838
Product ID
1706509

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