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Living among the Northland Māori : diary of Father Antoine Garin, 1844-1846 / translated & edited by Peter Tremewan & Giselle Larcombe.

By: Garin, Antoine Marie, Father, 1810-1889.
Contributor(s): Tremewan, Peter [translator,, editor.] | Larcombe, Giselle [translator,, editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Christchurch, New Zealand : Canterbury University Press, 2019Description: 600 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, portraits ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781988503028; 1988503027.Subject(s): Garin, Antoine Marie, Father, 1810-1889 | Garin, Antoine Marie, Father, 1810-1889 -- Diaries | Marist Brothers | Marist Brothers -- Diaries | Catholic Church -- New Zealand -- Clergy | Maori (New Zealand people) -- New Zealand -- Northland -- Social life and customs | Mihinare | Wiwi (Tauiwi) | Korero nehe | Tikanga | Tangata whenua | Northland (N.Z.) -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Autobiographies.DDC classification: 271.79 GAR Summary: A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was sent to run the remote Mangakahia mission station on the banks of the Wairoa River. Living Among the Northland Māori is Garin's diary recording his experiences from 1844 to 1846 as he gets to know the Māori in the region. The diary provides vivid accounts of contemporary events, as Garin came dangerously close to the action of the Northern War, and wrote of such prominent figures as Bishop Pompallier and of Hone Heke and Kawiti as they opposed the new colonial authorities. Above all, the diary is an intimate record of life in a Māori community in which Garin describes the close relationships he formed with his new neighbours - from his young followers and local families to the chiefs who offered him protection while he lived among them. This is the first full English translation of Garin's surviving Mangakahia journals and letters. Frank, open-minded and often humorous, Garin's diary is a major contribution to the early history of European settlement in Aotearoa and a compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time.
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A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was sent to run the remote Mangakahia mission station on the banks of the Wairoa River. Living Among the Northland Maori is Garin's diary recording his experiences from 1844 to 1846 as he gets to know the Maori in the region. The diary provides vivid accounts of contempor-ary events, as Garin came dangerously close to the action of the Northern War, and wrote of such prominent figures as Bishop Pompallier and of Hone Heke and Kawiti as they opposed the new colonial authorities. Above all, the diary is an intimate record of life in a Maori community in which Garin describes the close relationships he formed with his new neighbours - from his young followers and local families to the chiefs who offered him protection while he lived among them. This is the first full English translation of Garin's surviving Mangakahia journals and letters. Frank, open-minded and often humorous, Garin's diary is a major contribution to the early history of European settlement in Aotearoa and a compelling insight into Maori customs, values and beliefs of the time.

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A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was sent to run the remote Mangakahia mission station on the banks of the Wairoa River. Living Among the Northland Māori is Garin's diary recording his experiences from 1844 to 1846 as he gets to know the Māori in the region. The diary provides vivid accounts of contemporary events, as Garin came dangerously close to the action of the Northern War, and wrote of such prominent figures as Bishop Pompallier and of Hone Heke and Kawiti as they opposed the new colonial authorities. Above all, the diary is an intimate record of life in a Māori community in which Garin describes the close relationships he formed with his new neighbours - from his young followers and local families to the chiefs who offered him protection while he lived among them. This is the first full English translation of Garin's surviving Mangakahia journals and letters. Frank, open-minded and often humorous, Garin's diary is a major contribution to the early history of European settlement in Aotearoa and a compelling insight into Māori customs, values and beliefs of the time.