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Title: Pathfinders in New Zealand.
Description: New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombs. 1963, First Edition. Hard Cover. 189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) - medium purple boards with silver lettering on spine. B&w plates, maps. "(Presents) a selection of individual achievements spanning the two hundred years between Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in the mid-seventeenth century and Barrington's marathon trek in search of gold in the mid-nineteenth century. A final chapter deals with 'Mr Explorer Douglas', whose astonishing exploits belong to a somewhat later period, and who died less than fifty years ago. These (and others which might also have been included, had there been space) stand out as milestones along a route of splendid achievement which has transformed two remote islands into the proud Dominion they constitute today." Chapters include: Hore-Ta-Te-Taniwha Meets James Cook; Massacre in Treachery Bay; A Sermon in Treachery Bay; The Unpredicatable Maori; Dieffenbach's Ascent of Mt Egmont; Brunner and 'The Great Journey'; Barrington Looks for Gold. Slight bump to top edge of front board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, light fading to spine. Very Good/No Jacket.

Keywords: Australia, Cannibalism, Thomas Brunner, Boyd Massacre, Bay of Islands, Captain James Cook, Church Missionary Society, Missionaries, Kehu, Hongi, Du Fresne, Fern-Root, Farrell, Maoris, Pas, Settlers, Southern Alps, Queen Charlotte Sound, Queenstown,

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 19060

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