A Sort of Conscience

Author(s): Philip Temple

NZ Non Fiction

This remarkably engaging study of a Wakefield family that played a prominent role in the settlement of New Zealand and other English colonies draws on a rich store of personal letters to paint a portrait of a complex family whose influence crossed the globe. A gripping family story, this volume also provides an accessible history of British colonial settlement in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


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Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Biography Category 2003 and ARANZ Ian Wards Prize 2003. Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Montana Medal for Non-Fiction 2003 and Tasmania Pacific Bicentenary History Prize 2004 and Ernest Scott Prize for History 2003.

Philip Temple is a distinguished author best known for his environmental novels, children's books and books on mountaineering and exploration.

General Fields

  • : 9781869402761
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : aupnz
  • : May 2002
  • : 240mm X 170mm X 44mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 993.020922
  • : Very Good
  • : 520
  • : maps, genealogies, b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • : Philip Temple