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Narrative of a Residence in Various Parts of New Zealand together with a description of the present state of the Company’s settlements. Charles Heaphy. (1842) 1972 facsimile edition. Capper Press


Charles Heaphy is best remembered for his painting of very early NZ. In this book, written when he was the artist for the NZ Company helping establish settlements in Port Nicholson (Wellington), Nelson and New Plymouth, he tells of conditions of the time and describes the towns and the emerging businesses

Arriving on the ship Tory in 1839, he also observes whaling; native plants, trees and birds; kauri gum; geology; the climate and the landscape; Waitotara Maori at Whanganui; other encounters with Maori

His opinions of other parts of NZ he considers suitable for colonization incl the Chatham Islands, Thames, Waitemata; and other the Governor and Missionaries make interesting reading

List of names:
Farmers in the greater Wellington area
Some householders, Wellington


142+pp; appendices; Catalogue of books and lithographs; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition
Dust jacket; very good condition; v/sl wear; rubs

A very interesting early NZ book


Text Copyright 2016
Collectible Books, Napier




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