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New Zealand and the French. Two centuries of contact. Edited John Dunmore. 1990 1st edition. The Heritage Press, Waikanae

A series of 19 chapters by various authors. Subjects include:
French navigators, whalers, Missionaries
The Maori through French eyes. Dumont D’Urville and the Maori
The settling of Akaroa
Mother Aubert
NZers in France in WWI and WWII
Katherine Mansfield in France
French influence on NZ life
France, French art and NZ artists

Old photos and repros of drawings, paintings and newspaper clippings incl:
Death of Marion du Fresne in the Bay of Islands; the Astrolabe in French Pass; whaling; portraits; Akaroa cottage 1841;
Sisters and Maori girls Nazareth c1868 and with pakeha foundlings Jerusalem 1898; pupils Charman’s Boarding School Auckland (names);
war photos; art by NZers influenced by the French incl Frances Hodgkins and Colin McCahon

213pp; b/w photos; map; index; bibliography; notes about contributors; hard covers; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; 3.5cm tear top right front (doesn't show up well in photo)

Text Copyright 2012
Collectible Books, Napier

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