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The Resource Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history, Peter Wells

Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history, Peter Wells

Label
Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history
Title
Dear Oliver
Title remainder
uncovering a Pākehā history
Statement of responsibility
Peter Wells
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mother's effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century human diaspora from Britain. His family experienced the war against Te Kooti, the Boer War, the Napier earthquake of 1931 and the Depression. They rose from servant status to the comforts of the middle class. There was army desertion, suicide, adultery, AIDS, secrets and lies. There was also success, prosperity and social status. In digging deep into their stories, examining letters from the past and writing a letter to the future, Peter Wells constructs a novel and striking way to view the history of Pākehā New Zealanders
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wells, Peter
Dewey number
993
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU420
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wells, Peter
  • Wells, Bess
  • North family
  • Northe family
  • Napier (N.Z.)
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • North family
  • Wells, Peter
  • HISTORY
  • Families
  • Manners and customs
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
Label
Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history, Peter Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Hypertext links contained in the archived instances of this title may not be functional.
  • Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in epub.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Title Page; Contents; Red Letter Day; Obscure Individuals; Dear Oliver; How to Read a Letter; The Coming Out Letter; To Whom It May Concern; How to Write a Letter; The Business Letter; Polly; What's in a Name?; Local Hero; Dear Heroix; Silence Like a Bruise; The Failure of Language; Afterword; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Northe family tree; Copyright
Control code
1021298916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780994147370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3907180e-07ed-4920-9d97-47df00ebebe3
  • 9b155e01-fb2c-4773-b00c-43ba754caeab
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021298916
Label
Dear Oliver : uncovering a Pākehā history, Peter Wells
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Hypertext links contained in the archived instances of this title may not be functional.
  • Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in epub.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Title Page; Contents; Red Letter Day; Obscure Individuals; Dear Oliver; How to Read a Letter; The Coming Out Letter; To Whom It May Concern; How to Write a Letter; The Business Letter; Polly; What's in a Name?; Local Hero; Dear Heroix; Silence Like a Bruise; The Failure of Language; Afterword; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Northe family tree; Copyright
Control code
1021298916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780994147370
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3907180e-07ed-4920-9d97-47df00ebebe3
  • 9b155e01-fb2c-4773-b00c-43ba754caeab
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021298916

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