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WAKEFIELD, Edward Jerningham. Adventure in New Zealand. An abridgement, edited by Joan Stevens. (Auckland, New Zealand): Viking, (1987). Pp 320, including  pp of illustrations and  pp maps. 8vo, blue cloth. New ZealandClassics Series. Nineteen year old Edward Jerningham Wakefield, the son of the founder of the New Zealand Company kept a journal of his five years in New Zealand during the mid eighteen hundreds. "His friendships with the wh alers whose rough hospitality and courage he admired in contrast to the hypocrisy of the missionaries; the dramatic and often comic haggling over landsales; his meetings with the powerful Te Rauparaha; the excitement of war canoes on the attack; the tragedy of the Wairau "affair" [...]. -from the dust jacket. Contents include : 5. A Dangerous Voyage: Taranaki and Hokianga; 8. Life on a Whaling Station; 9. A Canoe Voyage on the Wanganui River; 13. By the River Route to Taupo; 18. The Wairau Massacre. Vg in rubbed dj. 35.00
Title: Adventure in New Zealand. abrigement, in dj.
Publisher: Viking, Auckland, 1987, ISBN:0670819964:
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