WorldCat Identities

Brooking, Tom 1949-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 3,997 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DU420, 993
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Brooking
The history of New Zealand by Tom Brooking( )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of this South Pacific island nation from its earliest Maori settlers to the present, covering its geography, key figures, intertribal relations, the effects of European contact, and its prospects for the future
Seeds of empire the environmental transformation of New Zealand by Tom Brooking( )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The traditional image of New Zealand is one of verdant landscapes with sheep grazing on lush green pastures. Yet this landscape is almost entirely an artificial creation. As Britain became increasingly reliant on its overseas territories for supplies of food and raw material, so all over the Empire indigenous plants were replaced with English grasses to provide the worked up products of pasture - meat, butter, cheese, wool, and hides. In New Zealand this process was carried to an extreme, with forest cleared and swamps drained. How, why and with what consequences did the transformation of New
Unpacking the kists : the Scots in New Zealand by Brad Patterson( )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental histories of New Zealand ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Milestones : turning points in New Zealand history by Tom Brooking( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heather and the fern : Scottish migration & New Zealand settlement ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lands for the people? : the Highland Clearances and the colonisation of New Zealand : a biography of John McKenzie by Tom Brooking( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making a new land : environmental histories of New Zealand ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And captain of their souls : an interpretative essay on the life and times of Captain William Cargill by Tom Brooking( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Seddon : King of God's Own by Tom Brooking( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casting a long shadow over New Zealand history, Richard John Seddon, Premier from 1893 to his untimely death in 1906, held a clear vision for the country he led. Pushing New Zealand in more egalitarian directions than ever before, he was both the builder and the maintenance man . .if not the architect . .of our country. Challenging popular opinion of New Zealand's longest-serving Prime Minister as a ruthless pragmatist, cunning misogynist and Imperialistic jingoist, this landmark biography of Seddon presents an altogether more sympathetic, erudite appraisal. Reconciling two generations of New Zealand scholarship, Richard Seddon: King of God's Own demonstrates that, while holding fast to common ideals, Seddon was successful by mastering the art of the possible. He knew instinctively what his electorate would tolerate and remained in step with public opinion. Despite contradictions in his attitudes towards other races, he fought to ensure privilege did not become entrenched in what he envisioned as a white man's utopia. In this perceptive new evaluation, political historian Tom Brooking explains Seddon's complex relationship with Maori and shows how he in fact held a progressively bi-cultural vision for the future of 'God's Own Country'. Seddon was no saint. Somewhat autocratic and given to petty nepotism, he nevertheless remains the most dominant political leader in our country's history. Internationally, his high profile within the Empire helped put New Zealand on the map. Domestically, he sought a middle ground between free-market extremism and full-blown socialism. And more privately, Seddon was a devoted family man, his actions shaped much more by his supportive wife and assertive daughters than has previously been realised. Richard Seddon: King of God's Own is a superlative achievement in New Zealand history writing. Absorbing, wide-ranging and beautifully articulated, it reframes and repositions one of the founding fathers of modern New Zealand
Consequences of the New Zealand wars for Maori, 1869-1893 : history documents, set three ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maori and pakeha relations, 1800-1860 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Comparison of immigration schemes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pastoralism ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dunedin Rates Reform Group submission to Dunedin City Council on Dunedin rating by R. J Ballagh( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir John McKenzie and the origins and growth of the Department of Agriculture 1891-1900 by Tom Brooking( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Environment and history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brooking, T.
Brooking, T. 1949-
Brooking, T. (Tom), 1949-
Brooking, T. W. H.
Brooking, T. W. H. 1949-
Brooking, T. W. H. (Tom W. H.), 1949-
Brooking, Thomas Warden Hastings
Brooking, Thomas Warden Hastings 1949-
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English (58)
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