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The Resource A peculiar gentleman : George Rusden - a life, John O'Leary

A peculiar gentleman : George Rusden - a life, John O'Leary

Label
A peculiar gentleman : George Rusden - a life
Title
A peculiar gentleman
Title remainder
George Rusden - a life
Statement of responsibility
John O'Leary
Title variation
George Rusden
Title variation remainder
a life
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One hundred and thirty years ago an important libel case was heard in the High Court of Justice in London. George Rusden, a former Melbourne civil servant and polemical historian, was being sued by John Bryce, a former Minister of Native Affairs in New Zealand. Rusden had claimed in his History of New Zealand that Bryce had taken part in a massacre of Maori women and children in Taranaki some years earlier. Feelings ran high on both sides, but this was more than just a personal quarrel. Rather, it was the culmination of a bitter, 50-year-long battle between those who deplored what colonization had done to indigenous peoples and those who considered that it had been a blessing to settlers and natives alike. Who was Rusden? What was his social and intellectual background? And how had he got himself involved in such a dangerous law-suit?" - Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NSL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Leary, John
Dewey number
920.710994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rusden, G. W.
  • Historians
  • Educators
  • Trials (Libel)
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
A peculiar gentleman : George Rusden - a life, John O'Leary
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A son of clergy -- New horizons -- A stranger in the land -- Oriental Interlude I -- An agent of education -- A Pillar of the community -- Oriental Interlude II -- A growing concern -- History wars -- Quiet times -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes
Control code
000058642910
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 206 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925333404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)952447825
Label
A peculiar gentleman : George Rusden - a life, John O'Leary
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- A son of clergy -- New horizons -- A stranger in the land -- Oriental Interlude I -- An agent of education -- A Pillar of the community -- Oriental Interlude II -- A growing concern -- History wars -- Quiet times -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- Notes
Control code
000058642910
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 206 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925333404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)952447825

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