Latest Information from the Settlement of New Plymouth…. NEW ZEALAND COMPANY.
Latest Information from the Settlement of New Plymouth…
Latest Information from the Settlement of New Plymouth…

Latest Information from the Settlement of New Plymouth…

London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1842.

Octavo, 58 pp., engraved frontispiece, single leaf of publisher's advertisements relating to New Zealand at rear; a superb copy in original publisher's titling wrappers, in a brown quarter calf box by Sangorski, gilt.

Pioneers at New Plymouth

This collection of letters from settlers and traders in Taranake paints a glowing picture of the future prosperity of the New Plymouth settlement.

This collection of letters from settlers and traders in Taranake paints a glowing picture of the future prosperity of the New Plymouth settlement.

Carefully edited to attract investors and emigrants, the booklet was published under the direction of the West of England Board of the New Zealand Company. Despite this bias, the letters provides an insight into pioneering days at Taranake and represent a broad cross section of emigrant society including labourers. Some letters describe the nascent whaling industry, with hope it will bring lasting wealth.

Hocken, p. 103; New Zealand National Bibliography, 3928.

Price (AUD): $425.00

US$319.28   Other currencies

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