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A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields epub

by Philip Temple


A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields epub

ISBN: 1869402766

ISBN13: 978-1869402761

Author: Philip Temple

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Historical

Language: English

Publisher: Auckland University Press (January 1, 2003)

Pages: 520 pages

ePUB book: 1249 kb

FB2 book: 1909 kb

Rating: 4.5

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A Sort of Conscience is a remarkably engaging study of the Wakefield family and the early settlement of British colonial societies. It draws on a rich store of sources to paint a portrait of a complex family whose influence crossed the globe. At once notorious and visionary, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his brothers played a key but controversial role in the early British settlement of New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Once famed as New Zealand's 'Founding Fathers', they have since become the arch-villains of all post-colonial scenarios of the past

Robert Philip Temple (born 1939 in Yorkshire, England) is a Dunedin-based New Zealand author of. .of the 2003 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields (Auckland University Press, 2002).

Robert Philip Temple (born 1939 in Yorkshire, England) is a Dunedin-based New Zealand author of novels, children's stories, and non-fiction Contents. The Last True Explorer: Into Darkest New Guinea (Godwit, 2002). Mountain: Where the Land Touches the Sky (Penguin, 2007).

A Sort of Conscience: The Wakefields. This in-depth portrait of the Wakefield family, who played such a major role in British overseas settlement in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in the 19th century, is written with a novelistic flavor, using personal letters and journals to bring to life this group of talented but morally complex individuals whose exploits spanned the globe, and who remain an indelible part. of British colonial history. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

A Sort of Conscience is a book we need to understand better the origins and textures of early Pakeha New Zealand. In giving it to us, Temple pays a debt to the past and provides his adopted country with a gift for the future. Auckland University Press. Michael King is the author of many books on New Zealand history. Michael King in the Weekend Herald. Temple’s book is a monumental achievement, essential reading for anyone interested in the beginnings of modern New Zealand. Stuart Strachan, Hocken Library in Archifacts. This is a very impressive achievement

Paperback published 2005-04-01 by Auckland University Press.

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At once notorious and visionary, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and his brothers played a key but controversial role in the early British settlement of New Zealand, Australia and Canada. Once famed as New Zealand's 'Founding Fathers', they have since become the arch-villains of all post-colonial scenarios of the past. Philip Temple, deciding that neither myth made good historical sense, saw that, astonishingly, there was no adequate biography of the family most responsible for the establishment of the Wellington, Nelson and Canterbury settlements.In stitching together a net of letters and documents, Temple has produced the most comprehensive account yet of the Wakefield family's role in colonial development and self-government across the old Commonwealth. He follows not only the brothers' careers but also establishes the role of the Wakefield women and gives detailed accounts of Edward Gibbon Wakefield's first elopement and his later abduction of Ellen Turner. Temple explores Edward Gibbon's tortuous career through colonial politics from the 1830s to the 1850s and shows how he and his brothers and son strongly influenced, for good and bad, the founding of new nations. This engaging narrative, written in a strong and evocative literary style, relates a story of courage and vision, cupidity and stupidity, high risk and adventure, success against the odds and, ultimately, terrible tragedy.