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New Zealand for the Emigrant, Invalid, and Tourist
by John Murray Moore
Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1890
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good with some wear to boards: First Edition. xiii, [3], 253, [1], [2 (blank)] pages + 32 pages publisher's advertisements + 4 maps (with blue or blue and red colour) + 1 View of Auckland Harbour. Illustrated blue cloth boards. 189 x 122mm

He rushes down to Cape Colony in eighteen days; in three weeks from leaving London he finds himself in India; and even the far-off Antipodes are becoming known to him. The term "globe-trotter" has been coined to suit him - the origin of this word I leave to Dr. Murray to find out - which admirably conveys the manner of the hasty tourist. Now that "Thomas Cook and Sons" have annexed New Zealand, no great social distinction will attach to the traveller who has "done" that country; but its beauties will become much more extensively known, and they are on such a scale that nothing can vulgarise them.

The "globe-trotter" is sometimes seized with a desire to leave his foggy Albion, and settle for the rest of his days in some balmy Eden of the Southern Pacific, or some Neapolitan-like city, such as Auckland, and when he carries out this idea he seldom regrets his choice.

Feeling grateful to New Zealand for the renovation of my health, which was much broken down in 1879, and having made many careful observations of the meteorology, mineral springs, and various Zones of Climate of that country, I have incorporated these and other results of nine years experience in this little Handbook for the Emigrant, Tourist, and Invalid. In a work of this scope it is not desirable to enter at length into the native question, colonial history, colonial politics, or debatable problems of political economy. I have only introduced such matters to such an amount as would make the book complete. Such features of social life as are discussed in these pages are treated candidly and impartially Please click here to ask a question
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