Thursday, November 17, 2011

The best basic introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi is available again ..

New Zealanders in all walks of life need to have a basic knowledge about the the Treaty of Waitangi. But gaining an understanding of the treaty is not an easy matter, with information mostly available through textbooks.

The Treaty of Waitangi answers that need with a short, balanced introduction to the nation’s founding document. In plain language it covers the events leading up to the treaty, the treaty signing itself and what has happened since. Also included is information on the key personalities, a wealth of illustrations, and the full text of the treaty, in English and Māori.

Originally published by Reeds back in 2003 this book is essential reading for all New Zealanders and visitors who wish to gain an insight into pivotal events in the nation’s history.

Ross Calman is a writer who enjoys sharing his passion for New Zealand history and our nation’s stories. He is the author or editor of eight other books, including The New Zealand Wars and the revised Reed Book of Māori Mythology. Of Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāi Tahu descent, he lives in Christchurch with his wife and two children.

Libro International
32 pages   Paperback   RRP $24.99

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