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Sinclair, Keith 1922-1993

Overview
Works: 111 works in 514 publications in 4 languages and 7,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Festschriften  Musical settings  Music  Pictorial works  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: DU420, 993
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Keith Sinclair
A history of New Zealand by Keith Sinclair( Book )

121 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a history of New Zealand regarded both as a former British colony and as part of the New World. Furthermore, it is a history of a Pacific country: the New Zealanders, whether the Ppolynesian Moa-hunters of a thousand years ago, or their Maori descendants, or the later Europeans"--Book Jacket
The Oxford illustrated history of New Zealand by Keith Sinclair( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the Māori wars by Keith Sinclair( Book )

37 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keith Sinclair's The Origins of the Maori Wars is a fascinating account of the Waitara purchase and the cause of war in Taranaki in 1860. The seeds of conflict were sown in the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, when colonists arrived to take up land for which they had paid before it had been procured. The King party, one of the earliest national movements among Maori, reacted against this imperial expansion. The story of the developing crisis features good intentions, self-interest, obstinacy and miscalculations? elements involved in the origins of many wars. Written over t
Walter Nash by Keith Sinclair( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Nash was a member of the New Zealand Parliament for almost forty years, Minister of Finance for fourteen, leader of the Opposition for nine and Prime Minister for three
Looking back : a photographic history of New Zealand by Keith Sinclair( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier's view of Empire : the reminiscences of James Bodell, 1831-92 by James Bodell( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" James Bodell was born in 1831 near Nottingham, the son of poor parents. At sixteen he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then slowly recovering from the potato famine, and then to Hong Kong, where most of the regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and went to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) where he kept a hotel, but eventually became disgusted with the atmosphere of a recent convict settlement. In 1856 he moved to Victoria, where the great gold rush had begun, prospered, but finally lost his money in unwise speculation during a period of excessive drinking. In 1863 he volunteered to serve in New Zealand in the Maori Wars. Discharged in 1866, he was given a town lot of land as well as farming land by the government in the town of Tauranga, where he was an outstanding pioneer, making money, and becoming Mayor. He later made two return trips to England to visit his family in Leicester. In about 1881 he began to write his reminiscences ... and in 1978, on the death of one of his English descendants, the original manuscript was offered to Bodley Head for publication. It has been edited by keith Sinclair and presents a unique picture of how the British Empire was colonised and what life in the British Army of te time was like in the ranks.This is a frank, often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below." -- Inside front cover
Kinds of peace : Maori people after the wars, 1870-85 by Keith Sinclair( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Admirably clear and concise in its account of the aftermath of the land wars, Kinds of Peace examines the political, religious and other reactions among Maori towards the coming of peace. It considers the effect of the wars on the Maori people of Waikato, Taranaki, and Hawkes Bay, and draws heavily on Maori sources. Special emphasis is given to leaders Te Whiti and Tawhiao. Sinclair writes a challenging and eminently readable book. It is a major contribution by New Zealand's most distinguished historian to our knowledge of nineteenth-century Maori history
Physical chemistry of high polymeric systems by H. F Mark( Book )

6 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geometry of molecules. The internal motions of molecules. Primary and secondary valences. Crystal structure, lattice forces and chemical structure of the unit cell. Molecular arrangement in liquids and the investigation of very minute crystals. The behavior of mixtures. Kinetic phenomena in high polymer chemistry
The story of New Zealand by Judith Bassett( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a concise history of New Zealand written for young people. Suggested level: secondary
Studies of a small democracy : essays in honour of Willis Airey by Robert Chapman( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A destiny apart : New Zealand's search for national identity by Keith Sinclair( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of national identity in New Zealand from European settlement to the present day and discusses New Zealand's emergence as a nation in the 20th century
Tasman relations : New Zealand and Australia, 1788-1988( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... At the invitation of the Australia-New Zealand Foundation and as a recognition of two hundred years of European settlement in Australia, the noted historian, Sir Keith Sinclair, has brought together a team of authorities from both sides of the Tasman. Experts in their fields, they present a lucid, perceptive and astonishingly coherent picture of 200 years of contact. Chapters range from a fascinating account of Maori perceptions of Australian settlement in the 1840s to a detailed study of recent trade relations between two countries, including the recent CER (Closer Economic Relations) free trade agreement. Among subjects covered are population, literary relations, defence, and religion. A hard hitting chapter compares the lives of woment in the two colonies, among the first countries in the world to give the vote to women. Intergovernmental relations ... are highlighted at different historical periods and on different matters of common concern.. Two personal impressions -- of a New Zealander in Australia and of an Australian in New Zealand -- show vividly and often amusingly the daily contrasts and contradictons experienced by those who cross the Tasman to live. Rounding off the volume is a penetrating overview by Geoffrey Blainey of relations between the two countries, identifying in some striking and unusual ways the resemblances and differences between them." -- Inside front cover
The firewheel tree by Keith Sinclair( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open account : a history of the Bank of New South Wales in New Zealand, 1861-1961 by Keith Sinclair( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the banks operating in New Zealand the Bank of New South Wales has always played a distinctive part. It began its operations in this country in 1861, at the start of the great gold digging days, and in every phase of New Zealand's economic development since then it has been intimately concerned. To write this centennial story it opened its records and gave a free hand to two able historians." -- Inside front cover
Distance looks our way; the effects of remoteness on New Zealand by Keith Sinclair( Book )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Māori king by John Eldon Gorst( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British politician and lawyer Sir John Eldon Gorst arrived in New Zealand in 1860, shortly after the outbreak of the Taranaki Wars, with idealistic intentions of working with Bishop Selwyn and the Maori. In 1864 he published this book analysing the social and economic situation in New Zealand, the rapid deterioration of relations between Maori and Europeans and Maori demands for self-government. He describes, often as an eyewitness, the complex political wrangling that took place, and sets out his own views about the past and future relations between the two ethnic groups.--From back cover
A history of the University of Auckland, 1883-1983 by Keith Sinclair( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halfway round the harbour : an autobiography by Keith Sinclair( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author a historian, poet, politician, has been all these and more. In this autobiography, published just before his death, he tells of his long journey from Herne Bay to Birkenhead
War with the weeds : for baritone and piano by Dorothy Freed( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Oxford illustrated history of New Zealand
Alternative Names
Keith Sinclair historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1922-1993)

Keith Sinclair New Zealand historian and poet

Keith Sinclair nyzealandsk poet og historiker

Sinclair, K.

Sinclair, Keith 1922-

シンクレア, キース

Languages
English (340)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Czech (2)

Covers
The Oxford illustrated history of New Zealand