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Of Toffs and Toilers. From Cornwall to New Zealand. Fragments of the past. Geoffrey Charles Buckley. 1983 1st edition. Ross, Auckland

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The Cornish people of Celtic descent were hardened by the hungry years in England and influenced by John Wesley

History and conditions in Cornwall preceding the decisions to emigrate
Cornish Wesleyans were among the first missionary settlers and the first Wesleyan Mission was established at Whangaroa in 1823, 8 years after Samuel Marsden's Mission was established
Early history Northland

Setting sail for NZ 1842, the Westminster was the first ship to leave England for Auckland with predominantly English settlers selected by the Colonial land and Emigration commissioners

Much early Auckland history, some Northland history, Maori and Maori Wars, and Methodist history, gold mining, etc as the Cornishmen became absorbed into NZ

209pp; b/w photos; index; bibliography; maps on epps; hard covers; very good condition; v/tiny shelfwear
Dust jacket; very good condition; slightly faded on rear



Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier



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