New Zealand and Its Aborigines: Being an account of the Aborigines, trade, and resources of the colony…. William BROWN.
New Zealand and Its Aborigines: Being an account of the Aborigines, trade, and resources of the colony…
New Zealand and Its Aborigines: Being an account of the Aborigines, trade, and resources of the colony…

New Zealand and Its Aborigines…
New Zealand and Its Aborigines: Being an account of the Aborigines, trade, and resources of the colony…

London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1845.

Octavo, viii, 302 pp. (incorrectly paginated 320); in the publisher's blind blocked deep green cloth, gilt.

Polemic on New Zealand: Waitangi and Wakefield

A detailed and informative account of Maori life and custom from the perspective of a successful merchant settler. 'Brown, a shrewd Scot, arrived in the Bay of Islands in January 1840, and soon after, in partnership with Logan Campbell, established the successful firm of Brown and Campbell. He retired to Britain in 1855 with a small fortune' (NZNB). Hocken notes Brown's unapologetic stance on a range of issues: 'Champions the native cause. The Treaty of Waitangi is unjust. The Hobson-Shortland rule has blighted both settlers and natives. Wakefield theory is full of fallacy…'.

A detailed and informative account of Maori life and custom from the perspective of a successful merchant settler. 'Brown, a shrewd Scot, arrived in the Bay of Islands in January 1840, and soon after, in partnership with Logan Campbell, established the successful firm of Brown and Campbell. He retired to Britain in 1855 with a small fortune' (NZNB). Hocken notes Brown's unapologetic stance on a range of issues: 'Champions the native cause. The Treaty of Waitangi is unjust. The Hobson-Shortland rule has blighted both settlers and natives. Wakefield theory is full of fallacy…'.

Hocken, p.119; New Zealand National Bibliography, 708.

Price (AUD): $600.00  other currencies     Ref: #4106219

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