The Musket Wars: A History of Inter-Iwi Conflict 1806-45.

By: Crosby, R. D.

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Softcover in Fine condition. Second edition, with pp400, with b&w and colour illustrations The major event which was to dominate the history of New Zealand in the summer of 1829/30 was the launching of a major assault by Te Rauparaha on the Marlborough Sounds iwi and the Ngai Tahu about Kaikoura. The raids on the Marlborough Sounds led to well-nigh total annihilation of the inhabitants of those districts, and the almost complete depopulation of the Sounds apart from members of the invading northern tribes. The Musket Wars records in graphic detail how the arrival of the musket and new food sources led to a wave of conflicts that engulfed most parts of New Zealand between 1806 and 1845, leaving tens of thousands of Maori killed, wounded or displaced. Entire districts were depopulated and tribal boundaries were redrawn. Yet to the victors went the spoils: the Treaty of Waitangi acknowledged tribal boundaries as they existed in 1840. The wars thus have ongoing relevance to the entire Waitangi Tribunal process, a fact that has not been sufficiently addressed by most claims. Ron Crosby has written an accurate and complete historical account that also brings to life the human drama of these brutal and unremitting wars.

Title: The Musket Wars: A History of Inter-Iwi Conflict 1806-45.

Author Name: Crosby, R. D.

Categories: Oceania,

Publisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd: 2001

ISBN Number: 0790007975

ISBN Number 13: 9780790007977

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 006072

Keywords: New Zealand, The Musket Wars, Inter-Iwi Conflict, Te Rauparaha, Marlborough Sounds, iwi, Ngai Tahu, Kaikoura,