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Law Breakers & Mischief Makers: 50 Notorious New Zealanders (Large Print 16pt) Bronwyn Sell

Law Breakers & Mischief Makers: 50 Notorious New Zealanders (Large Print 16pt)

Bronwyn Sell

Published
ISBN : 9781458724809
Paperback
320 pages
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 About the Book 

New Zealand was supposed to be a model society at the end of the world, a utopia for men and women of good character who were willing to work hard for a better life. And, for most, so it proved. But this book is about the others - the misfits, theMoreNew Zealand was supposed to be a model society at the end of the world, a utopia for men and women of good character who were willing to work hard for a better life. And, for most, so it proved. But this book is about the others - the misfits, the swindlers, the fallen women, the love rats, the escaped convicts, the hoaxers, the charlatans, the highwaymen, the mass murderers - from the earliest days of European settlement to the present day.Law Breakers and Mischief Makers gives the scandalous details of those whove made a name for themselves in New Zealand for all the wrong reasons. Take for example, Charlotte Badger, a pistol-wielding English thief who launched a mutiny on a Tasmanian convict ship in 1806 and sailed over to hide among the Maori of the Bay of Islands, and Amy Bock, a con woman who masqueraded as a wealthy man to marry the daughter of her landlady in 1909.Some of the people featured in this book are monsters, some are merely rascals, but all make fascinating reading. A lot of the people featured in it have somewhat disappeared into the mists of time and readers will be surprised at the shady characters in this countrys past.