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Mettle and mines : the life and times of colonial geologist Edward Heydelbach Davis (1845-71)

Author: M R Johnston
Publisher: Nelson, N.Z. : Nikau Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"English geologist Edward H. Davis came to New Zealand in 1870. Young but already well-travelled, he ventured into some far corners of the colony to explore and assess its mining potential - Thames-Coromandel, Taranaki, Nelson, Golden Bay and the Grey Valley. The search for gold, copper, coal and ironsand all drew on Davis's previous experience in Portugal, Columbia and a family background in the iron trade of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Edward Heydelbach Davis; Edward Heydelbach Davis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M R Johnston
ISBN: 9780958224284 0958224285
OCLC Number: 212908014
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Mike Johnston.
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"English geologist Edward H. Davis came to New Zealand in 1870. Young but already well-travelled, he ventured into some far corners of the colony to explore and assess its mining potential - Thames-Coromandel, Taranaki, Nelson, Golden Bay and the Grey Valley. The search for gold, copper, coal and ironsand all drew on Davis's previous experience in Portugal, Columbia and a family background in the iron trade of northern England. Following his appointment to the New Zealand Geological Survey, he became a member of the small, but influential scientific community in the colony. Author Mike Johnston has dug deep and wide to bring together this first account of a far-flung and eventful life, so tragically cut short on a West Coast beach."--Back cover.

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