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‘19th century immigrants to New Zealand came mostly from Europe, and from many walks of life. Almost without exception, they came to a country they knew little about with the objective of improving their lot in life. They found a land with few of the comforts to which they were accustomed. So what sort of life did these people live? What were their hopes and dreams, and the realities of their achievements and failures? What did 19th century New Zealand provide for them? Angela Caughey decided to try to provide - by research into published works, family archives, newspaper files, museum and library records, and by interviewing those old enough to recall family members who lived at the time - a picture of the lives of a cross section of these people. She presents teachers, whalers, farmers, missionaries, labourers, entrepreneurs, merchants, soldiers, doctors and politicians - men, women and families who settled in various parts of the country. She describes what they found after their difficult and often dangerous journey from the other side of the world, and how they coped with strange and frequently arduous conditions here. In PIONEER FAMILIES we are able to share in their lives and their contribution to a remarkable and exciting period in the development of New Zealand.”

Large format hardback 1994.

212 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by 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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