To what extent has the history of New Zealand's European colonisation and settlement been written as a history of 'superior selection', chosen people or 'the best immigrants'?


Term Paper, 2002

9 Pages, Grade: 1,3


Abstract or Introduction

Edward Gibbon Wakefield has been a controversial figure in the historiography of New Zealand. Once deified, present historians widely disregard him today. This apparent change in the perception of Wakefield’s theory of ‘systematic colonisation’ and the impact of his New Zealand Company on the quality of immigrants shall be examined in this essay. I have chosen to take five general New Zealand Histories into account, which cover the time span of almost a century. The aim will not be to find any history that has contributed to the myth of the better immigrants, but to examine how a widely spread range of the most regarded concise histories of New Zealand have reflected on this issue.

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Title
To what extent has the history of New Zealand's European colonisation and settlement been written as a history of 'superior selection', chosen people or 'the best immigrants'?
College
Victoria University of Wellington  (Department of History)
Course
New Zealand Social History
Grade
1,3
Author
Year
2002
Pages
9
Catalog Number
V20225
ISBN (eBook)
9783638241656
File size
479 KB
Language
English
Notes
Keywords
Zealand, European, Zealand, Social, History
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David Glowsky (Author), 2002, To what extent has the history of New Zealand's European colonisation and settlement been written as a history of 'superior selection', chosen people or 'the best immigrants'?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/20225

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