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The voyagers : remarkable European explorations of New Zealand

Author: Paul Moon
Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Penguin Books, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tells dramatic stories of Europeans discovering and exploring New Zealand during the first half of the 1800s. Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Māori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change"--Front cover flap.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Voyagers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Moon
ISBN: 9780143570554 0143570552
OCLC Number: 864340170
Description: 251 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one: soldiers and sailors. John Savage: surgeon/army captain. Richard Cruise: army major. Jules Dumont d'Urville: naval commander. William Marshall: naval surgeon. Henry McKillop: naval lieutenant. Francis Mackenzie: army lieutenant --
Part two: traveller and settlers. John Nicholas: landowner/traveller. Thomas Shepherd: nurseryman. Joel Polack: merchant. John Bidwill: botanist. Ernst Dieffenbach: geologist. Edward Jerningham Wakefield: settler --
Part three: missionaries. Samuel Marsden: Anglican priest. William Wade: Anglican priest. Henry Williams: Anglican priest. William Colenso: missionary/printer --
Part four: artists. Augustus Earle: artist/adventurer. Charles Heaphy: artist/explorer. George French Angas: artist/explorer --
Part five: officials. Edward Shortland: Sub-Protector of Aborigines. George Cooper: assistant private secretary. Ferdinand von Hochstetter: geologist.
Responsibility: Paul Moon.

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"Tells dramatic stories of Europeans discovering and exploring New Zealand during the first half of the 1800s. Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Māori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change"--Front cover flap.

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