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Octavius Hadfield. Barbara Macmorran. (1969) 1971. Private publication, the author. Printed David F Jones, Wellington

The life of Octavius Hadfield, Missionary, written by his great-granddaughter

Hadfield joined the CMS in England in 1837 and spent 10 months at the Waimate Mission Station before being sent to Kapiti in 1839 where Te Rauparaha reigned over his people
Here he learned to speak Maori and stood up for them against the Government during the Land Wars whilst encouraging them against violence
He established Mission stations at Waikanae and Otaki, spent 24 years in Wellington as Bishop, and retired to Marton, living to be 88 in spite of ill health throughout his whole life
He was loved and respected by Maori

Portions of Hadfield’s diary are reproduced along with a huge number of letters to his family in England outlining the political and social situation in NZ

203pp; b/w photos; index; appendices; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; top closed page edges v/l/foxed
Dust Jacket; very good condition; small mark lower front; two v/tiny tears top front; spine tail chipped; small pull on rear

Text Copyright 2010
Collectible Books, Napier

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