J.G.A. Pocock, 20 March 1997
Show More Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the 19th Century by James Belich.
Allen Lane, 497 pp., £25, October 1996, 0 7139 9171 2Show More
“... Israel chosen to suffer, were challenging the mana of those who held it from their ancestors. Like Judith Binney in her recent superb study of the prophet Te Kooti (Redemption Songs, 1995) Belich offers evidence that wars of religion were breaking out within the structures of several iwi, including Ngatiporou. If they were, they were allayed; partly because ...”