The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race. J. H. KERRY-NICHOLLS.
The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race.
The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race.
The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race.
The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race.
The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race.

The King Country…
The King Country. Or Explorations in New Zealand. A narrative of 600 miles of travel through Maoriland. With a treatise on the origin, physical-characteristics, and manner and customs of the Maori race.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884.

Octavo, portrait frontispiece, nine plates and numerous illustrations throughout the text, folding map at rear; decorated cloth.

Indigenous aristrocracy of New Zealand

Third edition, enlarged. The author travelled on a 600 mile journey through the King Country accompanied by the Maori guide John Turner. This valuable first hand account of a newly opened wilderness is rich in geographical detail, yet the primary value of this narrative are the detailed and faithful accounts of Maori life and custom. The author was presented to the Maori King at the tribal gathering held at Whatiwhatihoe in October 1892; this introduction gave him relatively open access to the indigenous aristocracy of New Zealand and the descriptions of political economy are sourced from primary informants. The landscape of this magisterial region is beautifully portrayed in engraved plates while numerous smaller images of Maori royalty and aristocracy show facial tattooing in some detail.

Third edition, enlarged. The author travelled on a 600 mile journey through the King Country accompanied by the Maori guide John Turner. This valuable first hand account of a newly opened wilderness is rich in geographical detail, yet the primary value of this narrative are the detailed and faithful accounts of Maori life and custom. The author was presented to the Maori King at the tribal gathering held at Whatiwhatihoe in October 1892; this introduction gave him relatively open access to the indigenous aristocracy of New Zealand and the descriptions of political economy are sourced from primary informants. The landscape of this magisterial region is beautifully portrayed in engraved plates while numerous smaller images of Maori royalty and aristocracy show facial tattooing in some detail.

Hocken, 2986.

Price (AUD): $275.00  other currencies Ref: #3602284

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