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Black November
Black November

Black November

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic in New Zealand


328 Pages, 7.75 x 10

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket

EPUB, $13.99 (US $13.99) (CA $18.99)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9781927145913

Rights: WOR X NZ

Canterbury University Press (Oct 2016)


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This book details New Zealand's worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster: over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of European New Zealanders. First published in 1988, Black November now has three new chapters to bring it up to date, over fifty first-hand eyewitness accounts, and over 200 photographs and cartoons, many published here for the first time.

Author Biography

Dr Geoffrey Rice is Associate Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London.