The Making of New Zealanders by Ron Palenski

By Ron Palenski

The Making of latest Zealandersis an account of the way transplanted Britons and others became themselves into New Zealanders, a different staff of individuals with their very own songs and activities, symbols and evaluations, political traditions and experience of self. the coming of steamships and the telegraph, at 'God's personal' and the kiwi, rugby and votes for girls, Ron Palenski identifies the nineteenth-century origins of the experience of latest Zealandness. He argues that occasions prior held to be breakthroughs within the improvement of a countrywide identification - the federation of Australia in 1901, the Boer struggle of 1899-1902, the Gallipoli crusade of 1915 - have been in reality outward affirmations of a brand new Zealand identification that had already taken shape.

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