Fatal Necessity: British Intervention in New Zealand, 1830–1847

Bridget Williams Books
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A detailed examination of the circumstances leading to British intervention and hence to the Treaty of Waitangi, Fatal Necessity was first published in 1977.

Now
re-issued as an e-book, this key text in Treaty studies emphasises that
the dual aim of British policy was to protect both settlers and Māori;
the reality, however, proved very different.

 

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About the author

After researching and writing Fatal Necessity while at Oxford University on a Rhodes scholarship, Peter worked in the New Zealand foreign ministry. Peter’s diplomatic postings included the United Nations, Washington DC, Fiji and Beijing, as Ambassador to China. In 2001 he became the Executive Director of New Zealand’s aid programme (NZAID) until retirement in 2009. Peter lives in Wellington and writes short fiction and poetry.

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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Dec 20, 2013
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Pages
299
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ISBN
9781927277195
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Australia & New Zealand
History / Modern / 19th Century
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