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Nelson : a history of early settlement

The history of the early settlement of the Nelson Province of New Zealand begins with the days of the Maori, and goes on through the visits of Tasman, Cook and D'Urville to consider the Wakefield system of colonisation as applied in Nelson, the voyages of emigrant ships, urban and rural development, the life and struggles of the colonists, the leading personalities engaged and the exploration of the hinterland. It contains what is certainly the best account of the "Wairau massacre" yet given, and breaks new ground with a fascinating chapter on the German settlers who came to the province. (From inside cover)
Print Book, English, 1965
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington [N.Z.], 1965
xvii, 458 pages, 21 pages of plates ; 22 cm
The Maori period
A planned settlement
First arrivals
Organised immigration
Town development
Country land
Land problems
Wairau Massacre
The aftermath
The German settlements
Lean years for labour
The Company and the land question
The exploration of Nelson