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Old Whaling Days. Robert McNab. (1913) 1975. Golden Press, Auckland

The story of early South Island whalers, lawlessness, and Te Rauparaha's attack at Akaroa. Covers the period from 1830 to 1840

Details of whalers from America, France, and other countries
The Cook Strait trade
Weller’s Whaling Station
Foveaux Strait and the Islands
Chatham Islands

The voyage of the brig Elizabeth carrying Te Rauparaha to sack Akaroa and her return to Kapiti with prisoners and bodies
The defence of Ngamotu pa 1832
The wreck of the Harriett and the capture of Mrs Guard by Taranaki Maori, incl Betty Guard’s account and an account by her rescuers
Manslaughter trial, Preservation Inlet, 1838
The coming of the Missionaries; and the NZ Company. The Crown 1940

Lists of: Names of whaling vessels, tonnage, Master, Port of origin
Some ships have voyage dates and cargoes
Appendices contain Ship’s whaling logs and A Whaler’s Journal

508pp; tables; indexes of people, ships, general; appendices; thick hard covers; good condition; ex Library with usual stamps etc
Sello marks on epps and covers; closed page edges browned
Dust jacket; good condition; sello marks to edges
Reserve lower than usual

A very important history of very early South Island days
Lots of names throughout

Text Copyright 2009
Collectible Books, Napier

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