BACKGROUND BOOKS

BACKGROUND BOOKS

many pilgrims," Guthrie-Smith testifies to New Zea- hinders' passionate, but ambivalent, love of their land.
Unlike Guthrie-Snlith, who cher- ished the countryside as it was, many British colonists were bent on domes- ticating both the wild bush and the na- tive Maori. In archivist Ray Grover's
Cork of War: An Historical Narra- tive (John Mclncioe, 1982), a fictional Scottish settler, moving through real history, watches as English and Austra- lian speculators in 1839 buy one-acre plots of...

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