The Waikato: A History of New Zealand's Greatest River


The Waikato: A History of New Zealand’s Greatest River


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From snow to surf, the Waikato is New Zealand’s longest river. This fascinating account takes a historical journey along its 425 kilometre length, uncovering extraordinary reports of the people, places and events along its route.

Starting from a desolate, icy volcanic plateau, historian Paul Moon traces the Waikato’s path through dense native forest, undulating pastureland, dams, several towns, a city, and a swampy delta, until it exits into the Tasman Sea at Port Waikato. Along the way he uncovers settlements that have disappeared, sites scarred by wars, some of the world’s most convulsive geological events, great tragedies, and the remarkable stories that have taken place along the river.

The Waikato: A History of New Zealand’s Greatest River is the perfect companion for anyone who has travelled the river, or who wants to delve deeper into its forgotten past.

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Dimensions 170 × 240 mm

Paul Moon

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Dr Paul Moon is Professor of History at the Faculty of Maori Development, Auckland University of Technology, and one of New Zealand's most respected historians and social commentators. Moon has appeared on numerous documentaries, current affairs and news programmes both in New Zealand and overseas. His 26 published books include Encounters: The Creation of New Zealand which was shortlisted for the international Ernest Scott Prize in History.



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