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Historic Treasures of the South 
by John Hall-Jones

historic treasures of the south
Popular author Dr John Hall-Jones writes of the arrivals of the early Maori and later the Europeans, the navigators, sealers and whalers, in the southern part of New Zealand. In doing so he takes us to the places where they first made landfall and shows us the visible evidence that survives there today including: • Dusky Sound – the remains of Cook’s observatory of 1793. Also the relics of the first two European houses in NZ, the first shipbuilding and the first shipwreck. • Spit Island, Preservation Inlet – the site of two Maori battles in the 1780s. • Cuttle Cove – site of the first whaling station in New Zealand. • Codfish Island – first European settlement in southern New Zealand and now a sanctuary for the very rare kakapo. In visiting these historic places the author makes full use of the original firsthand descriptions of Dr Edward Shortland, Bishop Selwyn, Captain Stokes, Commissioner Mantell and Chief Surveyor Thomson, whose journals are important treasures in our history. The text is liberally illustrated with some 200 photographs, including a priceless collection of Maori taonga (treasures) in the Southland Museum. Other photos of historic objects include: • Greenstone Mere • The first building in Invercargill • A Benz benzine driven three-wheeler • Takahe (Notornis mantelli • Old whalepot at Fortrose • Tuatara • The Resolution alongside Astronomer Point • Raising one of the Endeavour’s cannons • Hei-tiki

CONTENTS
Introduction
Chapters:
In Years of Yore
Early Maori
The Navigators
The Sealers
The Whalers
Stewart Island
Bluff
The Acheron Survey
Murihiku Purchased
Riverton
Invercargill at Last
Early Transport
Rare Birds
Index

Soft cover 210x200mm 128 pages

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