Broken October: New Zealand 1985

TitleBroken October: New Zealand 1985
Year for Search1976
AuthorsHarrison, Craig (b. 1942)
Date Published1976
PublisherA. H. & A. W. Reed
Place PublishedWellington, New Zealand
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, English author, Male author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia. The New Zealand government in 1985 is a military dictatorship, which violently puts down a revolt. New Zealand, in cooperation with the South African authorities, institutes a pass system for Maori. The U. S. CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and the U. S. government are involved to ensure access to New Zealand’s mineral wealth and the use of New Zealand troops as needed. See also his plays Tomorrow Will Be a Lovely Day (1975) and “Whites of Their Eyes” (1975), both of which came from this novel as it developed but before it was published.

Holding Institutions

ATL, VUW

Author Note

The author (b. 1942) was born in England and moved to New Zealand in 1966.

Full Text

1976 Harrison, Craig (b. 1942). Broken October: New Zealand 1985. Wellington, New Zealand: A. H. & A. W. Reed. ATL, VUW

Authoritarian dystopia. The New Zealand government in 1985 is a military dictatorship, which violently puts down a revolt. New Zealand, in cooperation with the South African authorities, institutes a pass system for Maori. The U. S. CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and the U. S. government are involved to ensure access to New Zealand’s mineral wealth and the use of New Zealand troops as needed. See also his 1975 plays Tomorrow Will Be a Lovely Day “Whites of Their Eyes,” both of which came from this novel as it developed but before it was published. The author was born in England and moved to New Zealand in 1966.