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The Resource Sleeps standing : a story of the Battle of Orākau, Witi Ihimaera ; with Hēmi Kelly

Sleeps standing : a story of the Battle of Orākau, Witi Ihimaera ; with Hēmi Kelly

Label
Sleeps standing : a story of the Battle of Orākau
Title
Sleeps standing
Title remainder
a story of the Battle of Orākau
Statement of responsibility
Witi Ihimaera ; with Hēmi Kelly
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • mao
  • eng
Summary
"During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end of the Land Wars in the Waikato and resulted in vast tracts of land being confiscated for European settlement. Instead of following the usual standpoint of the victors, this book takes a Maori perspective. It is centred around Witi Ihimaera’s moving novella, Sleeps Standing, which views the battle through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy named Moetu. Alongside the novella are non-fiction narratives from Maori eyewitnesses, together with images and a Maori translation by Hemi Kelly, further giving voice to and illuminating the people who tried to protect their culture and land"--Publisher information
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577434
Cataloging source
NZ1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ihimaera, Witi Tame
Dewey number
823.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kelly, Hēmi
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ōrākau, Battle of, N.Z., 1864
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Ngāti Maniapoto (New Zealand people)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of the Battle of Orakau
Label
Sleeps standing : a story of the Battle of Orākau, Witi Ihimaera ; with Hēmi Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Parallel text in Maori and English
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060652961
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780143771111
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)990219702
Label
Sleeps standing : a story of the Battle of Orākau, Witi Ihimaera ; with Hēmi Kelly
Publication
Note
Parallel text in Maori and English
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060652961
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780143771111
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)990219702

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