A Wild Wind from the North
This is a second-hand copy the book A Wild Wind from the North by Don Stafford. It is hardcover with a dust jacket.
From the inside flap:
Hongi Hika, a feared Ngapuhi warrior-chief of Northland, led a war party in 1823 to avenge an insult to his people the previous year. But with Mokoia, an island in Lake Rotorua, the main target of Hika's fury, taking retribution was not going to be easy. Surrounded by water, the island was considered a safe haven by its inhabitants, Te Arawa. Not so the invaders arrived on the shores of Lake Rotorua with their canoes after a slow and difficult overland trek. Worse, the horrified defenders soon discovered many of Hika's warriors were armed with muskets, a deadly new weapon against which the bravery and traditional weapons of Te Arawa were no match.
'A Wild Wind from the North' is a fascinating and absorbing account of the events leading up to the attack, of the utter devastation it wrought, and of the reconciliation that took place 100 years later. It is a tale of heroic stands, of deceptions and betrayals, of gracious mercy amid great brutality. Throughout. significant places in the story are shown as they appear today, the photographs taken by prolific Te Arawa author Don Stafford as he followed the footsteps of the war party.
Condition: this is a used book in good condition. The dust jacket has been covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover to keep it safe. This can easily be removed as it is only folded in place.
Format: hardcover (with dust jacket)
Condition: used (good)