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Jennifer Ashton - At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900 - 9781869408251 - V9781869408251
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At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900

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Description for At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900 Paperback. Num Pages: 276 pages, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: 1MBN; 3JH; BGH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 228 x 154 x 25. Weight in Grams: 408.
In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. Born in Scotland in 1818, John Webster came to New Zealand via Australia in 1841 (after a violent encounter in the outback which he just escaped unscathed) and spent most of the rest of his life in Hokianga. At the Margin of Empire charts his colourful experiences carving out a fortune as the region's leading timber trader and cultivating connections with the leading figures of the day, M?ori and P?keh?. Webster fought alongside ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
Auckland University Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
276
Place of Publication
Auckland, New Zealand
ISBN
9781869408251
SKU
V9781869408251
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 15 to 20 working days
Ref
99-18

About Jennifer Ashton
After a career as a technical writer and editor, Jennifer Ashton graduated from the University of Auckland, USA history department with a PhD in 2012. Her doctoral thesis was placed on the Dean's List and won a special Post-Doctoral Award from the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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