Logan Campbell's Auckland: Tales from the Early Years
By: R.C.J. Stone (author)Paperback
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In this charming book Russell Stone, the doyen of Auckland historians, recounts fifteen tales from his encyclopaedic knowledge of nineteenth-century Auckland. They include the stories of the tree on "One Tree Hill", of a newspaper printed on a mangle, of two aborted duels, the mystery of a suicide, of the voyage of an early immigrant ship, of the wreck of the Orpheus, of how Ngati Whatua became the tangata whenua of the area, and more. In his characteristically elegant style Stone brings personalities, feuds and dramas brilliantly to life and offers a cosmopolitan city deeply engaged in the business of the twenty-first century revealing glimpses of its past.
R. C. J. STONE is the highly respected author of a two-volume life of John Logan Campbell, the 'Father of Auckland'. Other important books are a history of the law firm Russell McVeagh and a history of Auckland up to 1840, From Tamaki-makau-rau to Auckland (AUP, 2001).
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