Encircled Lands: Te Urewera, 1820-1921

Author(s): Judith Binney


Finalist in the General Non-Fiction category. During the nineteenth century the Urewera was a remote but enticing wilderness except for the Maori who lived there, for them it was a sheltering homeland. In 1866-67 large areas were taken by confiscation or forced cession.At the end of the fighting in 1872 the Urewera became an autonomous district, governed by its own leaders. In 1921-22 the Urewera Native Reserve was abolished in law. This book provides the historical context for Tuhoe's quest for the restoration of their 'nationhood'.

Product Information

Winner of New Zealand Post Book Awards: General Non-Fiction 2010 and New Zealand Post Book Awards: Book of the Year 2010. Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora History Book Award 2010 and Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2010.

General Fields

  • : 9781877242441
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : November 2009
  • : 260x185mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : near fine
  • : 650
  • : illustrations
  • : Judith Binney
  • : Hardback