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Life in a Young Colony. Selections from early New Zealand writing. Edited by Cherry A Hankin. 1981 1st edition. Whitcoulls, Christchurch

The book traces the development of NZ throughout the 19th century in stories from various authors. Each selection includes a historical and biographical note on the author

1839 decision of the NZ Company to colonise NZ
The voyage out
The arrival of the first four ships to Lyttleton
Purchasing land from the Maori
The Maori as a Warrior
Life in early settlements (incl KatiKati)
Christianity: the conversion of the Maori; organising the Church on the gold fields
The destruction of the Pink and White Terraces
Pen portraits incl "The Kauri Gumdigger from Kaipara"
Women's work
Farming and business

287pp; b/w photos; bibliography; decorated epps; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; spine sunned

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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