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M, J. K. [Moillet, James Koie]:

The Mary Ira. Being the Narrative Journal of a Yachting Expedition from Auckland to the South Sea Islands, and a Pedestrian Tour in a New District of New Zealand Bush. Illustrated with Sketches Taken on the Spot.

Published by T. Cautley Newby, London 1867

Hardcover, First Edition, Original Cloth. Book Condition: good. 324 pages + frontispiece. Apart from the frontispiece the other 5 illustrations in this book are missing. Green cloth covers with gilt decorations on the spine and a picture of a lighthouse on the front cover. All edges gilt. New endpapers.

Contents: The Ship and her Crew; Up the Coast; Waikari; Norfolk Island; The Hurricane; The Fair-weather Scene; The Arrival; The Taboo; The Korroraw; Trepang; A Disgraceful Scene; An Incipient Meeting; All Alone; 'Mary'; 'Jesus'; Aneiteum; Conclusion.

From the author’s preface: “The reader will find something about New Zealand and the South Sea Islands; something about emigrants, and the ways of colonial life; something about colonial politics; something about missionary work; and something which it is hoped may, at the same time, afford a little amusements.”

Mentions: Auckland, Waikare (Northland), Norfolk Island (meeting recent settlers from Pitcairn Island), Erromango, Tanna and Aneityum in the New Hebrides (Vanuatu), Pataua (Northland) Please click here to ask a question
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