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Five Years in New Zealand 1859 to 1864   By: (1843?-)

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Five Years in New Zealand

(1859 to 1864.)

BY

ROBERT B. BOOTH, M.Inst.C.E.

LONDON:

J. G. HAMMOND & CO., LTD.

Fleet Lane, Old Bailey, E.C.

1912.

Contents.

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CHAPTER I.

How I came to Emigrate 1

CHAPTER II.

The Voyage Rats on Board The White Squall Harpooning a Shark Burial of the Twins Tropics Icebergs Exchange of Courtesies in mid Pacific 4

CHAPTER III.

Port Lyttelton and Christchurch Call on Friends Visit Malvern Hill 14

CHAPTER IV.

A Period of Uncertainty Leave for Nelson as Cadets on Sheep Run 19

CHAPTER V.

Working of a Sheep Run Scab C's Departure for Home 25

CHAPTER VI.

Shepherd's Life Driving Sheep Killing Wild Sow Return to Christchurch 30

CHAPTER VII.

I join a Survey Party Travel to the Ashburton 36

CHAPTER VIII.

Wild Pig Hunting 41

CHAPTER IX.

Cattle Ranching and Stock Riding 46

CHAPTER X.

Take Employment with a Bush Contractor Serious Illness Start for South and the Gold Diggings 51

CHAPTER XI.

Our Eventful Journey to the Gold Diggings 58

CHAPTER XII.

Life on the Gold Diggings 64

CHAPTER XIII.

Leave the Diggings Attempt to Drive Wild Cattle thereto Return to Dunedin 69

CHAPTER XIV.

Leave for Mesopotamia Road making Sheep Mustering Death of Dr. Sinclair Contracts on the Ashburton, etc. 73

CHAPTER XV.

Winter under the Southern Alps Frost Bite Seeking Sheep in the Snow The Runaway 80

CHAPTER XVI.

Start on Exploring Expedition to the Wanaka Lake 85

CHAPTER XVII.

Exploration Trip continued Weekas Inspection of New Country Escape from Fire 89

CHAPTER XVIII.

Death of Parker Royal Mail robbed by a Cat Meet with Accident fording River 94

CHAPTER XIX.

The Ghost Story Benighted in the Snow 99

CHAPTER XX.

Decide to go to India Visit Melbourne, etc. Arrival at Bombay 106

List of Illustrations.

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Harpooning a Shark 7

The Arrival of Lapworth 16

Pat and His Mail Bag Dislodged by a Cat 96

Killing the Wild Sow 34

Encounter with Wild Boar 44

The Baked Steers 49

Seeking Sheep in the Snow 81

The Gold Diggings 67

Peddlars at the Diggings 67

Mesopotamia Station 73

Upper Gorge of the Rangitata 75

Glent Hills Station 97

Introduction.

The islands of New Zealand, discovered by the Dutch navigator, Tasman, in 1642, and surveyed and explored by Captain Cooke in 1769, remained unnoticed until 1814, when the first Christian Missionaries landed, and commenced the work of converting the inhabitants, who, up to that time had been cannibals.

The Missionaries had been unusually successful, and prepared the way for the first emigrants, who landed at Wellington in the North Island in 1839. A year later the Maori Chiefs signed a treaty acknowledging the Sovereignty of Queen Victoria, and the colonisation of the country quickly followed.

The seat of Government was first placed at Auckland, where resided the Governor, and there were formed ten provinces under the jurisdiction of superintendents. The head of the Government was subsequently transferred to Wellington, the provincial system abolished, and their powers exercised by local boards directly under the Governor... Continue reading book >>




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