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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography


Ron Crosby

Ron is the author of eight books mostly on aspects of NZ military history - first being the Musket Wars 1806-1845 (1999), later ones including Gilbert Mair – Te Kooti’s Nemesis (2003), Kūpapa (2015), The Forgotten Wars (2021) and the NZSAS – First Fifty Years (2009).He has been a member of the Waitangi Tribunal since 2011 and was a barrister by profession in earlier years. Ron is married to Margy of Te Rarawa & Te Aupouri and has three adult children and nine mokopuna. He has a major interest in the back country of Aotearoa New Zealand and Te Urewera in particular.

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