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  • Published: 3 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780143770732
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $50.00
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Hongi Hika: Warrior Chief


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The striking biography of the foremost Maori leader during the years of New Zealand’s early European settlement.

The foremost Maori leader during the years of early European settlement, Hongi Hika led Ngapuhi on their devastating raids durings the Musket Wars. Thousands of Maori were killed using the new weapons, and tribal power balances were radically altered. This striking book by a kinswoman of Hongi's is one of the major New Zealand biographies in recent times.

  • Pub date: 3 September 2003
  • ISBN: 9780143770732
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $50.00

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