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Dear Tyrant An Extraordinary Colonial Life Barrie Allom
PB medium Size 2014 First Edition 315 pages brilliant overall condition, although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, this is a carefully selected pre-loved book.
Albert James Allom 1825-1909 his, intriguing, fascinating, revealing, descriptive, awesome, insightful, extremely informative covering wide range & variety aspects & issues of the "Dear Tyrant" as his wife called him, is the story of Albert's family & childhood, his adventurous youth & his relationship with Edward Gibbon Wakefield, his struggle for success & his philosophy on life. His story begins in London the n moves to New Zealand & later the West Indies before return to NZ. Later again 7 years are spent in Tasmania before a final return to New Zealand. In NZ a survey cadet for the New Zealand Company in Wellington, Manawatu & Otago before becoming an enterprising run-holder in the Wairarapa, a mining 7 farming estate manager On Great Barrier Island, the Registrar of mines at Thames & Ohinemuri goldfields & eventually a very active retiree in Auckland. His life story with human insight, humour, tragedy, , notable g figures during NZ colonial era appear in his own writing, a authoritative personal perspectives in the narrative, poignant passages about his beloved wife, family & children, & lots more, well illustrated

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