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Explorers, whalers & tattooed sailors : adventurous tales from early New Zealand

Author: Gordon Ell; Sarah Ell
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early New Zealand was a magnet for explorers, adventurers and entrepreneurs - those who wanted to go beyond the edge of the civilised world and find out what it had to offer. These eye-witness accounts are written by the first Europeans to come to New Zealand: from Abel Tasman in 1642 and naturalist Joseph Banks in 1769 to the sealers and whalers, missionaries, traders, artists, scientists and adventurers of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ell, Gordon.
Explorers, whalers and tattooed sailors.
Auckland, N.Z. : Random House New Zealand, 2008
(OCoLC)653377621
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Ell; Sarah Ell
ISBN: 9781869790233 1869790235
OCLC Number: 271815602
Notes: "First published by The Bush Press in 1994 as Adventurous Times in Old New Zealand"--T.p. verso.
"The stories in this book have been garnered from personal accounts by the first Europeans to visit or settle in New Zealand"--[P.7].
Description: 302 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Adventurous times --
First contacts. Murderer's Bay : Abel Tasman 1642. Landfall : Joseph Banks 1769. The murder of Marion : Ambroise du Clesmeur 1772. Settlement at Dusky Sound : Robert Murry 1795. The first Maori to visit England : John Savage 1805 --
Missionaries and traders. Bluff Harbour flax : Robert Williams 1813. The first Christmas : Samuel Marsden 1814. Two fugitives : J.L. Nicholas 1814. The spar trade : Richard A. Cruise 1820. Envoy of peace : Henry Williams 1828. Shipwrecked on the Aldermen : W.R. Wade 1835 --
Sealers and whalers. Visit to the Sealing Island : John Marmon 1807. Attack by night : John Boultbee 1826. Mutiny averted : Captain W.B. Rhodes 1836. The whalers of Te-awa-iti : Edward Jerningham Wakefield 1839 --
Life among Maori. The tattooed sailor : John Rutherford 1810s. The burning of the Boyd : J.L. Nicholas 1814. Maori raid : Augustus Earle 1827. The arrival of 'doubtful friends' : F.E. Maning 1830s. 'How I got tabooed' : F.E. Maning 1830s. A brief liaison : Edward Markham 1834 --
Strange journeys. Journey cross-country : Augustus Earle 1827. In the footsteps of Cook : Joel Polack 1835. Ascent of Egmont : Ernst Dieffenbach 1839. 'Through the heart of the island' : Henry Williams 1839. Climbing a sacred mountain : J.C. Bidwell 1839. A golden dream : John Logan Campbell 1840.
Other Titles: Adventurous times in old New Zealand
Explorers, whalers and tattooed sailors
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Ell and Sarah Ell.
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Early New Zealand was a magnet for explorers, adventurers and entrepreneurs - those who wanted to go beyond the edge of the civilised world and find out what it had to offer. These eye-witness accounts are written by the first Europeans to come to New Zealand: from Abel Tasman in 1642 and naturalist Joseph Banks in 1769 to the sealers and whalers, missionaries, traders, artists, scientists and adventurers of the early 1800s. They include the stories of New Zealand's first European settlement, the first Māori to visit England, living as an outsider in a Māori world, and of strange journeys through an unmapped and often dangerous land.

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