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Subtitled The Story of Marianne Williams; edited by her great-great-granddaughter Caroline Fitzgerald.

In 1822, Marianne Williams left England for New Zealand with her missionary husband William and their three small children. Their new home was a remote one-house settlement in Paihia situated among warring Maori tribes - and with unruly European whaling crews across the bay. With her husband often absent, she was nurse, midwife and surrogate missionary in the community and coped with running the mission station and schools and attending to her growing family.

Letters were her only contact with the outside world and with her family back in England; they show her courage and uncomplaining determination, describing in compelling detail the hardships and joys of daily life, the family's relationship with Maori and the excitement of receiving rare visitors, including Charles Darwin.

Hardback, first edition, published by Sutton Publishing Ltd, Gloucestershire, England; 270 pages, approx 17cm x 25cm. B/W illutsrations of and relating to the period. In fine, near new condition, no inscriptions or price clipping, dust jacket also in fine condition.

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