Adventure in New Zealand from 1839 to 1844: With Some Account of the Beginning of the British Colonization of the Islands (Cambridge Library Collectio
By: Edward Jerningham Wakefield (author), Sir Robert Stout (editor)Paperback
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Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1820-1876) was the son of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862), who was the driving force behind the early colonization of New Zealand and South Australia, founding the New Zealand Association in 1837 with the aim of creating a colony in that country. His son was appointed secretary of the first settler expedition to New Zealand in 1839, and remained in the colony until 1844. This volume, edited by Sir Robert Stout and first published in 1908, contains Wakefield's account of his stay in New Zealand. He describes in detail the social conditions during the founding of the colony and its explorations in New Zealand, and includes detailed first-hand ethnographic information concerning the Maori tribes the expedition encountered. This volume provides a valuable and fascinating insight into the society and development of one of the earliest colonies of New Zealand.
Part I: 1. Early history of New Zealand; 2. Departure from Plymouth; 3. The whaling-town; 4. Entrance of Port Nicholson; 5. Port Underwood in Cloudy Bay; 6. Search for Whanganui river; 7. Shipping and tents in sight; 8. An exploring journey; 9. House built by natives; 10. Town of 'Britannia'; 11. A colonist hires a whaling-station; 12. Company's store-ships; 13. Journey to Otaki; 14. Ships arrive from Sydney; 15. News from the north; 16. Official crimping of labourers; 17. The 'Sandfly'; 18. New Zealand is made a separate colony; Part II: 1. Bridle-road; 2. Appointment of officers in England; 3. Arrival of the Governor; 4. Voyage to Whanganui; 5. Progress of Whanganui; 6. Foundation of Nelson; 7. Voyage to Nelson; 8. Public meetings; 9. The Chief Te Ahu; 10. Rauparah's slaves on the Hutt; 11. Lieutenant Shortland assumes the government; 12. Phormium tenax, or flax; 13. Concluding selection of lands; 14. Journey to Whanganui; 15. First rumours of the massacre at Wairau; 16. Arrival of Major Richmond and fifty-three soldiers; 17. Review of the condition of the natives; 18. News of the appointment of Governor Fitzroy; 19. Arrival of Governor Fitzroy at Wellington; Appendix.
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