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This is an auction for MAKING WAVES: THE STORY OF CAPTAIN JOCK MCGREGOR, SHIPMASTER & WANGANUI PIONEER, by Felicity Campbell.

"This is the story of Whanganui's first permanent settler, his marriage to Hinekawa daughter of Chief Tutepourangi, his trading, boatbuilding and publican enterprises of 1840 in Whanganui, his family sagas and his enormous contribution to the establishment of both Whanganui, and, through the life of his son, Teone, to the social fabric of modern New Zealand. It includes an essential, accessible account of the settlement of Whanganui through the lens of the man who captained the New Zealand Company cargo over the Whanganui bar, the first ever keeled vessel to attempt it, and who signed as Witness to the 1839 Deed of Sale of Wanganui ... despite being elsewhere at the time... Whanganui's first settler, an extraordinary Scottish sailor from Cherrybank Perth who came to New Zealand in 1834 as a whaler. He settled in Stewart Island for about four years then migrated north with Hinekawa, daughter of Chief Tutepourangi; Hinekawa died when their son Teone McGregor was born. In 1840 he settled on the river bank by the Purua Stream by Shakespeare's Cliff where, invited to stay and trade, he established a trading store and began supplying Wellington with pigs and potatoes. At Aramoho he completed a small shipbuilding enterprise. He also built the first hotel in Whanganui, the Rob Roy Hotel near the Purua Stream later in 1840."

Large format paperback 2004.

272 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

New condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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