Old New Zealand by A Pakeha Māori (8909)

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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 ).
Published by Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, Auckland, NZ (1st January 1930)
386 pp.

Condition: Cover has had a home made repair to the spine, and is soiled. The pages are in good condition - just the odd marks to some. The binding itself is still strong. Light foxing to 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.