30 Oct 2016

Vincent O'Malley - The Great War for New Zealand

From Sunday Morning, 10:13 am on 30 October 2016
Vincent O'Malley

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Vincent O'Malley has dug deep into the history of Aotearoa for his book, The Great War For New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000, which he says is the single most brutal and influential conflict this country has seen. He traces the war in the Waikato in 1863-64 - looking at its origins and aftermath, how it set back Maori and Pakeha relations for generations, saw the Treaty of Waitangi ignored for a century, and Maori marginalised in the process.