OLD NEW ZEALAND A Tale of the Good Old Times by A Pakeha Maori, published by RJ. Auckland, 1863,1st edition, octavo, 239pp incl. This book is a genuine first-hand account of an early settler and his dealings with the native peoples..
Contact with the British settlers has of late years(1863)effected a marked and rapid change in the manners and mode of life of the natives, and the Maori of the present day are as unlike what they were when I first saw them as they are still unlike a civilised people or British subjects... The writer has therefore thought it might be worth while to place a few sketches of old Maori life on record before the remembrance of them has quite passed away;though in doing so he has by no means exhausted an interesting subject, and a more full and particular delineation of old Maori life, manners and History has yet to be written... Aside from being a very early example of NZ book publishing, the contents of this book depict an early unbiased account of an unspoilt Maori way of life.. This book has a previous owners name in ink and date 1863, another owners bookplate, plus a very uncommon Auckland Booksellers label.. Book is in good sound condition..
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