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The Penguin History of New Zealand by Michael King
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Nov 03, 2010

really liked it
Read in December, 2004

I read this in 2004 when everyone was reading it. Something I felt I needed to do, read this book, try to enhance my understanding of NZ, to look for insight perhaps.

Reads like a great epic until about 1950, after which things are gone over pretty quickly in an attempt to summarise. I particularly enjoyed the pre-history section, and also learning about people like Edward Gibbons Wakefield and Apirana Ngata.

NZ readers will be interested to learn that I bought this book with my FlyBuys.

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