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Title First encounters : New Zealand 1642-1840 / edited by Gordon Ell and Sarah Ell
Published Auckland, New Zealand : Oratia Books, Oratia Media Ltd, 2021


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  993.01 Ell/Fen  AVAILABLE
Description 106 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series NZ series
Contents Introduction -- First contacts: -- Murderers' Bay / Abel Tasman, 1642 -- A tragic encounter / Joseph Banks, 1769 -- Moehanga -- the first Māori to visit England / John Savage, 1805 -- Missionaries and traders: -- The first Christmas / Samuel Marsden, 1814 -- The spar trade / Richard A. Cruise, 1820 -- Envoy of peace / Henry Williams, 1828 -- Sealers and whalers -- 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 the Māori: -- The tattooed sailor / John Rutherford, 1810s -- Threat and fire / Augustus Earle, 1827 -- The arrival of 'doubtful friends' / F.E. Manning, 1830s -- Strange journeys: -- In the footsteps of Cook / Joel Polack, 1835 -- Ascent of Egmont / Ernst Dieffenbach, 1839 -- A golden dream / John Logan Campbell, 1840 -- Sources and further reading -- Index
Summary "Europeans had no idea what they would find when they first set eyes on Aotearoa. The records they kept of their encounters with this new land and its Māori inhabitants reveal stories of great wonder, curiosity, misunderstanding and adventure. [This book] samples those early journals and reports - from the first explorers Abel Tasman in 1642 and Joseph Banks in 1769, through to early settlers like John Logan Campbell in 1840, just as the Treaty of Waitangi was coming into force. The collection of first-hand accounts and illustrations reveal a land vastly different from modern New Zealand, in which these historic figures were laying the foundations for the country of today."--Back cover
Notes "Collection of first-hand accounts and illustrations"--Back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Maori (New Zealand people) -- First contact with other peoples -- Juvenile literature
Maori (New Zealand people) -- First contact with other peoples -- Sources
Maori (New Zealand people) -- First contact with Europeans.
New Zealand -- History -- To 1840 -- Juvenile literature
New Zealand -- History -- To 1840 -- Sources
New Zealand.
Genre/Form History.
Juvenile works.
Author Ell, Gordon, editor
Ell, Sarah, editor
ISBN 9780947506902