Author: Matthew Wright
Dimensions: 280 x 210 mm,
Extent: 488 pages
Format: Paperback with flaps
Illustrations: Black and white, 600 paintings and photographs
"Books of this sweep, length, and immensity of topic are often described as "ambitious". That it certainly is, but it is an ambition emphatically realised. Both author and publisher have done a great job ... Everyone who lives in this country would benefit from reading this book, and would enjoy it." Graeme Barrow, Northern Advocate
"Wright has covered a lot of ground, engaged with the best of current historical and archaeological thinking and served up a lively, sound general history of New Zealand for the general reader. Bateman should also take another bow, the $49.99 RRP is a bargain these days for such a massive, profusely illustrated book." Gavin McLean, Otago Daily Times
In his fully revised Illustrated History, noted historian Matthew Wright brings New Zealand's turbulent, exciting past to life, tracing our journey from the arrival of Polynesians over 800 years ago, to the discovery by Europe, race relations, jingoism, devastating world wars, the age of the pavlova paradise, the turbulence of the Springbok tour protests and beyond.
Nearly 600 paintings, maps, sketches and photographs from the collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library highlight New Zealand's journey from past into present.