Early Days in Foveaux Strait

Foveaux Strait / Te Ara a Kiwa separates the South Island / Te Wai Pounamu from Rakiura / Stewart Island. Illustrated throughout, mostly in colour, this book tells the story of the original inhabitants who lived in small communities on both sides of the Strait, and later arrivals and the relationship between them that set the scene for the foundation of Southland as we know it today.

• Delves into the lifestyle of the early Maori settlements
• Succinct histories of the later European settlements dotted around the coast
• Covers the story of the whalers, sealers, Maori leaders, European explorers, settlers, adventurers, missionaries & surveyors
• The Rosanna and Acheron expeditions, and much mor


Lloyd Esler

Soft Cover 240 x 170mm; purbound with spine

208 Pages

ISBN 978-0-473-53828-6