The British Colonization of New Zealand: Being an Account of the Principles, Objects, and Plans of the New Zealand Association

The British Colonization of New Zealand: Being an Account of the Principles, Objects, and Plans of the New Zealand Association

by Edward Gibbon Wakefield

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Overview

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862) was a controversial colonial advocate and political theorist, who was the driving force behind the early colonization of New Zealand and South Australia. Barred from entering parliament after serving a three-year sentence in Newgate Prison, Wakefield read widely on contemporary economic and social questions before forming the New Zealand Association in 1837, with the aim of creating a colony in the country based on his theories of systemic colonization. This volume, first published in 1839, contains a detailed description of the New Zealand Association's plans for the formation of a British colony in the country. Published to attract new members and potential colonists to the Association, this volume discusses the natural resources of New Zealand and describes the Association's method of colonisation together with a proposed system of government, providing a valuable practical example of Wakefield's influential theories of colonization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108023849
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/17/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Principles of colonization; 2. Civilization of the New Zealanders; 3. New Zealand, as a field for British colonization; 4. Mode of establishing British dominion in New Zealand; 5. Mode of colonizing British territory; 6. Government of the settlements; 7. Religious establishment; Description of New Zealand.

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