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A facsimile of the book first published in 1863.

From the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography:

"... Maning arrived at Hokianga on the schooner Mary and Elizabeth in July 1833. His disembarkation at Pakanae is the basis of the opening chapters of Old New Zealand: a tale of the good old times, which was published in 1863. The account is shaped and coloured for literary effect, but the descriptions of the welcome by Moetara of Ngati Korokoro and of Maning's wrestling match with the man who had inadvertently tipped him into the river seem authentic. Maning moved upriver to Kohukohu, part of the territory of Te Ihutai hapu. After protracted negotiations with Te Wharepapa and other Te Ihutai leaders, he and a partner, probably Thomas Herbert Kelly, were given land and a small house. The deal was completed at the expense of another Tasmanian, Henry Oakes, and an English visitor, Edward Markham, who earlier had attempted to purchase Kohukohu. Markham was to describe Maning as 'a low-minded savage' and 'a double faced sneaking Thief', who 'would have done Honor to the back Woods of America'. Markham was biased but there was some truth in his judgement: Maning was always somewhat devious and ruthless in his dealings with others..."

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Hardback (undated).

327 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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