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John Hobbs 1800-1883. Wesleyan Missionary to the Ngapuhi Tribe of Northern New Zealand. TMI Williment. 1985 1st edition. Government Printer, Wellington


John Hobbs came to NZ in the 1820s to work in the Weslyan Mission Station at Whangaroa. After its destruction by Maori in 1827 he established a Mission in the Hokianga.
He was fluent in Ngapuhi and Rarawa Maori and acted as a mediator and peacemaker. Hymns in Maori composed by Hobbs are still used in the Church

Gives a description of a voyage around the North Island calling at Wellington, Marlborough Sounds whaling stations and Kawhia, and the conditions found there. Hobbs also spent time in Tonga

Old photos and repros of paintings, drawings and engravings incl Porirua harbour and the Paremata Whaling Station 1845; View of Kahu Kahu (Kohu Kohu) Hokianga Harbour, 1839, Charles Heaphy; View of the Tory Channel Queen Charlotte Sound showing part of the whaling station at Te Awaiti, 1839, Heaphy; etc

Lists of contemporary Missionaries with brief bios
List of Maori associated with this history, very brief descriptions


263pp; b/w photos; maps; index; glossary; bibliography; appendices; hard covers; good condition; ex Library with usual stamps etc
Sello marks on covers and epps; top cover corners s/bumped
Inside clean and tidy
Dust jacket; good condition

An extremely interesting early NZ history


Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier




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