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Ask That Mountain

Dick Scott


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PUBLISHED: 24th November 2008
ISBN: 9780143010869
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 24th November 2008
ISBN: 9780143010869

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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.

Author Biography

Dick Scott was born in Palmerston North in 1923. After graduating from Massey College, he share-milked in a Maori farming community at Kai Iwi before pursuing a career as a journalist and historian. An award-winning author of many books, in 2007 Scott was awarded a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achivement (Non-fiction).

Product Details

Author
Dick Scott
Pages
216
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
Year
2008
Edition
9th
ISBN-10
0143010867
ISBN-13
9780143010869
Publication Date
2008-11-24
Subtitle
the Story of Parihaka
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
illustrations
Format
Paperback