Title: Blood Brothers – The Anzac Genesis
Author: Hopkins-Weise, Jeff
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2009
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 346 pages
Comments: By the middle of the nineteenth century, the very existence of European colonial settlement in New Zealand was under threat.
With Queen Victoria’s British forces stretched thinly across the globe, the New Zealand colony had to look to its sister colonial states in Australia for support.
This ground-breaking work shows, for the first time in detail, how the military, social and economic brotherhood later embodied in the notion of the Anzac spirit began not on the sandy beaches of Gallipoli but 50 years earlier in the damp forests and fields of the North Island of New Zealand.