1st Ed. Australian Ed. 1887 Old New Zealand by A Pakeha Māori (9676)

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FIRST EDITION, Australian Edition. Published by Richard Bentley & Son, London, 1887. 386 pp.

Old New Zealand: A Tale Of The Good Old Times--and a History of the War in the North against the Chief Heke, in the year 1845; told by an old *Chief of the Ngapuhi Tribe. Also Maori Traditions. By *A PAKEHA MAORI. ( Frederick Edward Maning ).

Condition: Looks like a very faint library stamp across the front cover. Cover is soiled and has tears to the linen and fraying. The spine is intact and reasonable condition for its age. The first pages through the end of Chapter One are 'wiggly', but joined to the binding. Staining and foxing to the pages.

Selected contents:
- First view of New Zealand
- A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times
- The Market Price of a Pakeha
- Maori Mermaids; Maori Law
- How I Purchased my Estate
- The Muru
- The Tapu
- The Law of Muru
- The Tapu Tohunga
- The Maori Oracle
- The Storming of Mokoia
- Hongi Ika
- Ancient Forts
- Trading in the Old times
- Rule Britannia.

"A Pakeha Maori" was the pseudonym for Frederick Edward Maning (1811-1883), a notable early settler in New Zealand and a judge of the Native Land Court. The book describes the author's first views of New Zealand and his encounters with the Maori people.