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Heaton Rhodes of Otahuna free pdf Sir Heaton Rhodes was certainly one of the best-known and most-loved public figures in Canterbury province in the first half of the twentieth century, and his country mansion, 'Otahuna', near Christchurch had one of New Zealand's most famous and often-visited gardens. A friend of royalty and successive governors-general, Sir Heaton Rhodes seemed to embody a landed aristocracy in New Zealand society, yet his extensive philanthropic work with the Red Cross and Order of St John endeared him to rank-and-file New Zealanders as well. Soldier, politician, cabinet minister, philanthropist, stamp collector, cattle breeder and horticulturalist, he filled a long life with an extraordinary diversity of interests. Few men have achieved such high public esteem in New Zealand, or been loaded with so many honours. What drove this remarkable New Zealander to excel in everything he undertook? How did he maintain a busy public life while coping with his wife's serious mental illness? How far did he perpetuate the myth of 'Englishness' in Christchurch and Canterbury? These are just some of the themes investigated in this lively and readable biography.

About Geoffrey Rice

Dr Geoffrey Rice is Professor and Head of the School of History, University of Canterbury. His previous books include Black November: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in New Zealand (1988, revised 2005), Christchurch Changing: An illustrated history (1999) and Lyttelton Port and Town (2004), all published by Canterbury University Press.

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Author : Geoffrey Rice
Publisher : Canterbury University Press
Data Published : 01 April 2008
ISBN : 1877257656
EAN : 9781877257650
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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