A Southern Gentry: New Zealanders who inherited the earth by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

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A Southern Gentry: New Zealanders who inherited the earth by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

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A Southern Gentry: New Zealanders who inherited the earth
by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Nineteenth century society in the South Island ? land of opportunity, or province of a rich and powerful elite coining money from a system of startling social inequality? A colourful, often satirical, portrait of the way the fabulous profits from huge flocks of sheep were used to found dynasties of snobbish landowners, this book has provoked some of the stormiest debates in recent years not only about the society of colonial times but also about the fundamental truths of the meaning of history in New Zealand.

Hardback, 1981 reprint, 192pages, very good condition, name on end page