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The Resource Tikera, or, Children of the Queen of Oceania, Sygurd Wiśniowski ; translated from the Polish by Jerzy Podstolski ; edited and introduced by Dennis McEldowney

Tikera, or, Children of the Queen of Oceania, Sygurd Wiśniowski ; translated from the Polish by Jerzy Podstolski ; edited and introduced by Dennis McEldowney

Label
Tikera, or, Children of the Queen of Oceania
Title
Tikera, or, Children of the Queen of Oceania
Statement of responsibility
Sygurd Wiśniowski ; translated from the Polish by Jerzy Podstolski ; edited and introduced by Dennis McEldowney
Title variation
  • Tikera
  • Children of the Queen of Oceania
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"Novels hitherto published in [this series] have all been long out of print. Some were never widely read, even when first published. All, however, have had a reputation among students of New Zealand literature. "Tikera" has not. It was published as long ago as 1877, but virtually no New Zealander has read it. It is not mentioned in any history of New Zealand literature. Although it is the best New Zealand novel of its period, it had no influence on the development of writing in this country. Why? Because "Tikera" was written, and published, in Polish. This is the first translation into English. A Polish novel about New Zealand might have been a mere curiosity. Tkera is much more. Through the candid eyes of a young Polish seaman we see the country at the time of the Anglo-Maori Wars. We see the dingy waterfront pubs in the old-looking young town of Auckland, life in a Maori village which was debating whether to join the war, a New Plymouth dividing its attention between military campaigns and dubious commercial speculation, the unlovely attitudes of settlers towards the Maoris, and especially towards Maori women. Although Wisniowski was in New Zealand in the 1860s, he did not visit the war districts. This part of his novel is imaginary. But he knew his Anglo-Saxon colonists and draws an often irreverent view of their society." -- Inside front cover
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Also available in an electronic ed.
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
891.8536
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ3.W762
  • PG7158.W475
LC item number
Ti6
Literary form
novels
Series statement
New Zealand fiction
Series volume
5
Tikera, or, Children of the Queen of Oceania, Sygurd Wiśniowski ; translated from the Polish by Jerzy Podstolski ; edited and introduced by Dennis McEldowney
Label
Tikera, or, Children of the Queen of Oceania, Sygurd Wiśniowski ; translated from the Polish by Jerzy Podstolski ; edited and introduced by Dennis McEldowney
Link
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WisTike.html
Publication
Note
  • Historical novel set in New Zealand in the 1860s
  • Polish ed. first published: Warsaw : Gebethner and Wolff, 1877. This ed. translated from that published: Warsaw : Czytelnik, 1956
  • Noted in Bagnall
  • Tauranga mentioned in Chapter 6 "The Maoris welcome the Pakeha"
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2852343
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
xxvi, 311 pages
Lccn
73166990 //r942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG274330
  • (nzNZBN)393553
  • (NLNZils)18221
  • (Nz)2852343
  • (OCoLC)00703593

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