Author(s): Philip Temple
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.
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.