Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921

Author(s): Judith Binney

Maori Books

Finalist in the General Non-Fiction category. During the nineteenth century the Urewera was a remote but enticing wilderness except for the Maori who lived there, for them it was a sheltering homeland. In 1866-67 large areas were taken by confiscation or forced cession.At the end of the fighting in 1872 the Urewera became an autonomous district, governed by its own leaders. In 1921-22 the Urewera Native Reserve was abolished in law. This book provides the historical context for Tuhoe's quest for the restoration of their 'nationhood'.


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Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: General Non-Fiction 2010 and New Zealand Post Book Awards: Book of the Year 2010. Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora History Book Award 2010 and Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2010.

General Fields

  • : 9781877242441
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : November 2009
  • : 260x185mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 333.208999442
  • : near fine
  • : 650
  • : illustrations
  • : Judith Binney
  • : Hardback