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"Richard Barrett arrived on a whaling ship from Sydney in 1829. He was one of New Zealand's key pioneers, marrying a high-born Maori woman and experiencing first hand the conflict between Taranaki and Waikato Maori. He set up whaling stations and became a translator for the New Zealand Company."

"An unknown English seaman stepped ashore on the Taranaki coast in March 1828 and found himself on stage in an unfolding drama that would transform his life and New Zealands ancient tribal society. Focusing on what is known about Richard Barrett and drawing on extensive research, Angela Caughey has brought to life a fascinating drama that spun along almost out of control. Richard Barrett was not well rehearsed for his role in the spotlight in history, surrounded as he was by bewildering political manoeuvrings. Had he not left England he would have remained unknown, but at a critical time this largely enigmatic seaman played a central role in the story of his adopted country. Profusely illustrated with maps, artwork and b/w photographs."

Hardback 1998.

296 pages + illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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