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The Resource Ask that mountain : the story of Parihaka, Dick Scott

Ask that mountain : the story of Parihaka, Dick Scott

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Ask that mountain : the story of Parihaka
Title
Ask that mountain
Title remainder
the story of Parihaka
Statement of responsibility
Dick Scott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
993.488
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Ask that mountain : the story of Parihaka, Dick Scott
Label
Ask that mountain : the story of Parihaka, Dick Scott
Publication
Note
Originally published: Auckland, N.Z. : Southern Cross/Reed, c1975
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Fire and sword -- Village of peace -- Smoothing the pillow -- Challenge of the ploughmen -- Battle of the fences -- Rising storm -- Smite the shepherd, scatter his flock -- Prison and exile -- Pass laws and pilgrimages -- The liberal embrace -- Preposterous ghosts -- Portraits of Te Whiti -- Taranaki drink trade -- Hiroki's last letter
  • Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. Ask That Mountain draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand
Control code
511060
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Edition
1981 edition
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780143010869
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, map, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP511060
  • 12745279
  • (AuCNLKIN)000043589091
  • (NLNZils)1316997
  • (OCoLC)279871767
  • (Nz)12745279

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