The Forgotten Coast

Author(s): Richard Shaw

NZ Biography

A short memoir whose main focus is unpacking a family story that was never told:that a farm in Taranaki on which the family's generations-long comfortable fortunes rested had been directly taken from the people of Parikaha and given to an ancestor, a member of the Armed Constabulary following the invasion of the village during the New Zealand Wars. Beautifully written, and intertwined with an examination of the authors' relationshipvwith his father and of his family's proud Catholicism, not only is this book afine piece of writing but its key focus is also highly pertinent: How Pakeha NewvZealanders should wrestle with, and own, their colonial past.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780995143142
  • : Massey University Press
  • : Massey University Press
  • : November 2021
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 11.5 Centimeters X 17.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Shaw
  • : Hardback with dutjacket
  • : 256