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Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany and natural history of that country / by Ernest Dieffenbach
Bib ID 2605498
Format BookBook
Author
Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855
 
Description London : J. Murray, 1843 
2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK1142.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK3103.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK3893.

Notes

Dieffenbach's extended account of his New Zealand visit. Vol. I outlines his journeys in the North Island with two chapters on the Maoris and whalers of the Sounds. More important expeditions were to the Hutt River headways, his ascent of Egmont, his walk to Mokau and journey through Waikato to Taupo and Rotoaira returning by Rotorua and Tauranga in company with W.C. Symonds and (for part only) A.D. Best. His visits to many parts of Northland in company with a Capt. Bernard on the latter's vessel are outlined ... The second volume has an extended treatment of the Maoris, their culture, traditions and a lengthy section on the language with grammar, vocabulary and examples. Dieffenbach has a short chapter on the flora and over 120 pages on the fauna by J.E. Gray of the BM. Cf. Bagnall.

Differences summarised by Andersen (A445, p.43-4) include t.-p. change, absence of map and list of plates, rewording of lines 9-10 of Preface and abbreviation of spine title. Cf. Bagnall.

Originally published: 1843.

Library's General copy has stamped "Ex Dono, E.J. Hallstrom".

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK1142, NK3103, NK3893.

Cited In

Bagnall, 1600

Subjects Dieffenbach, Ernest, 1811-1855 -- Journeys -- New Zealand.  |  Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Maori language.  |  Zoology -- New Zealand.  |  New Zealand -- Description and travel.

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