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The Life and Times of Sir Julius von Haast, Explorer, Geologist, Museum Builder. HF von Haast. 1948 1st edition. Private publication by the author, Wellington

The life of Sir Julius von Haast as told by his son. Haast, a German, arrived in NZ in 1858 and explored many places, especially in the South Island, studying their geology
He settled in Christchurch and from there explored the local rivers and the Southern Alps, discovering the Haast Pass before helping to establish the Canterbury Museum
One of his interests was the moa and moa hunters, and as Government Geologist he was also concerned with water, coal and gold

Although his geological and botanical explorations, finds and reports are documented, the author attempts to concentrate on the actual life of his father, his family, his music, friends and colleagues

List of his papers, reports, publications, addresses, writings and maps

1142pp; maps; 4 large fold out maps at rear; appendices; index; very thick hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; name/address stamp ½ Title page; v/slight insect damage to rfep; closed page edges l/foxed
No dust jacket


Text Copyright 2016
Collectible Books, Napier

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