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Taka : a vignette life of William Tucker 1784-1817 : convict, sealer, trader in human heads, Otago settler, New Zealand's first art dealer

Author: Peter Entwisle
Publisher: Dunedin [N.Z.] : Port Daniel Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: William Tucker; William Tucker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Entwisle
ISBN: 0473100983 9780473100988
OCLC Number: 76967689
Description: 157 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: From the shadows --
Goodbye to old England --
Escape --
Sealer in Southern New Zealand --
Penantipodes --
Whither Tucker --
Landfall on the Dunedin coast --
Tucker and the Brothers gang --
Trouble in New Zealand --
South to the sub-Antarctic --
Man about Sydney town, convict at Newcastle --
Hobart town and southern New Zealand --
Settler at Whareakeake --
Finale --
Feud roils on --
Tucker in history. Appendices. I. Tucker's shipmates on the Governor King in 1805 --
II. Two court cases concerning events at Ragged Rock, the Isle of Wight and Port Daniel --
III. Documents concerning a court case James Byrne v Edward Williams, William Tucker, 1812 --
IV. Editorial in the Sydney Gazette concerning the sealers' trade with Maori for artefacts --
V. Letters in the Sydney Gazette concerning the trade in heads and William Tucker --
VI. Charles Creed MS papers --
VII. Crew of the Sophia on her visit to Otago --
VIII. Otago Witness 21 August 1858: adventures at Otago forty years ago.
Responsibility: Peter Entwisle.

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