The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography 1870-1900 Vol 2

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This volume of The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography records the lives of more than 600 people who made their mark between 1870 and 1900. These people – and not only those who make a roll call of the famous – will give the reader an insight into the rich diversity of New Zealand life in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Here are scientists and artists, town planners and conservationists, publicans and prohibitionists, goldminers, bankers, mayors, dressmakers, shopkeepers, ‘rag planters’ (newspaper founders), professors and labourers. Confidence tricksters, highwaymen and murderers are part and parcel of the diverse past alongside judges, philanthropist brewers and other pillars of the community. While some were chosen for their standing on a national scale, others represent a locality, tribe, organisation or activity. Some are included because their lives, as well as telling interesting stories, reveal significant aspects of their time.





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  • : 9780908912490
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