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Fantastic pasts : imaginary adventures in New Zealand history

Author: Matthew Wright
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author takes a wide-ranging and tongue-in-cheek approach to how life in New Zealand could have turned out.
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Genre/Form: Counterfactual histories
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Wright
ISBN: 9780143020530 0143020536
OCLC Number: 166314337
Description: 262 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Flash Harry and the art of the allegorical --
The iguana's tooth : Polynesians don't discover New Zealand --
Tahurangi : Southland Man lives --
Pakepakeha : the Spanish discover New Zealand --
A world fantasised : Sir Francis Drake reaches the South Seas --
Potato wars : anti-counter-history --
Rangatiratanga : a different Treaty of Waitangi --
The year they wore Dixie down : our bigger, better Britain --
Seventh state : New Zealand join Australia, 1900 --
War on wowsers : prohibition is implemented in 1919 --
One hell of an untrue story : Speed Week, 1932 --
Bleeding sky : Auckland erupts, 1932 --
Art deco Mecca : no 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake --
There is no Depression in New Zealand : a conversation with a Prime Minister --
Colonel Blimp commands : a different leader on Crete --
A division lost : no breakout at Minqar Qaim, June 1942 --
Violet lightning : Japan invades New Zealand --
Co-prosperity sphere : New Zealand occupied 1942-45 --
Golden years : an essay in possibilities --
Winter of discontent : death on tour, 1981.
Responsibility: Matthew Wright.

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The author takes a wide-ranging and tongue-in-cheek approach to how life in New Zealand could have turned out.

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