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The Auckland Journals of Vicesimus Lush. 1850-63. Edited: Alison Drummond. 1971 1st edition. Pegasus, Christchurch

Vicesimus Lush was born in England, a 20th child, in 1817. He arrived in NZ in 1850 and worked in Howick, Thames and the Waikato Mission Stations
This book is mainly concerned with his time at Howick, a settlement populated mainly by former soldiers turned farmers, known as the Fencibles

It is a very descriptive narrative of everyday life, work, recreation, weather, prices, in the new settlement

Vicesimus Lush died in 1882

Old photos incl some taken by Rev John Kinder; portraits and repros of handwritten documents.
Biographical and historical notes of people and places concerned in this history are included in the Appendix

280pp; b/w photos and illustrations; maps on epps; index; bibliography; appendix; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; v/sl wear; spine sunned

A sought after title

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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