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This is an auction for THEY CAME TO NEW ZEALAND: AN ACCOUNT OF NEW ZEALAND FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES UP TO THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, by Marjorie Appleton.

“The inhabitants of New Zealand are all newcomers, and a large proportion of the animal and vegetable life is not indigenous. How and why did they arrive in New Zealand? That is the question which this book tries to answer. Starting with a physical description of the country and the strange plant and animal forms which survive to this day, Miss Appleton tells how Polynesian explorers from the Society Islands discovered New Zealand in the tenth century AD; how Abel Tasman, seven hundred years later, searching for the mythical Southern Continent, sighted the west coast of New Zealand; and how, after another 125 years, James Cook explored New Zealand’s coast line. Within a few years the secession of the British North American colonies led indirectly to the founding of a colony in New South Wales. British people were now within 1200 miles of New Zealand: but systematic colonisation might never have taken place if it had not been for the far-sighted genius of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. He evolved an original method of colonisation which was put into practice in the middle of the nineteenth century when wave after wave of colonists, direct from Britain, carried their way of life to the opposite quarter of the globe. Miss Appleton tells an inspiring and exciting story, illustrated with contemporary prints and specially drawn maps."

Hardback 1958.

318 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

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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