Becoming Native: Australian Novelists and the New Zealand Wars


In focussing on four Australian novels on the New Zealand (or Maori) Wars, Wevers discusses these questions: ‘Why were Australian writers drawn to the New Zealand Wars as a fictional location, and how were these novels received in New Zealand? Who were their audience, and what narratives of colonial worlds were being worked through them?’ (319).

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Published 1 May 2006 in Volume 22 No. 3. Subjects: Adventure fiction, Anglo-Maori Wars, Colonialism & imperialism, New Zealand history, Romantic literature.

Cite as: Wevers, Lydia. ‘Becoming Native: Australian Novelists and the New Zealand Wars.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 22, no. 3, 2006, doi: 10.20314/als.7670b72173.