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Te Waimana : the spring of mana : Tuhoe history and the colonial encounter / Jeffrey Sissons.

By: Sissons, Jeffrey.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Whenua series: no. 6.; Whenua series: Publisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 1991Description: xiv, 305 pages : illustrations, geneological tables, maps, portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0908569599 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Tuhoe (Maori people) -- History | Tuhoe (Maori people) -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand people) -- New Zealand -- Whakatane District -- History | Tūhoe (Maori people) -- Biography | Maori -- New Zealand -- Whakatane District -- History | Ngāi Tūhoe (New Zealand people) -- History | Ngāi Tūhoe (New Zealand people) -- Biography | Maori (New Zealand people) -- New Zealand -- Whakatane District -- History | Kenana, Rua, 1869-1937 | Waimana (New Zealand) -- History | New Zealand -- Race relations | Waimana (N.Z.) -- HistoryDDC classification: 993.16004994
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This book is a history of the British Enderby settlement on the Auckland Islands 1849-52 and its associated whaling venture. Isolation, a stormswept climate, unproductive soil, inexperienced crews, drunkenness and above all an unexpected shortage of whales meant the raw colony ran into trouble and the parent company found itself facing disaster. Two special commissioners were sent to either close the venture down or move it elsewhere, and a bitter struggle developed, with Charles Enderby refusing to admit defeat and Governor Sir George Grey reluctantly becoming involved. Nevertheless the settlement collapsed, and the few Maori settlers on the islands, who had preceded and benefited from the colonists' presence, left soon after. Little trace of the colony remains, and the Auckland Islands are much as they were before Charles Enderby attempted to realise his dream: uninhabited, isolated, wild and beautiful, and now of World Heritage status.

"Pacific people, land and literature."

"Published with the assistance of the Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs"--T.p. verso.

"Distributed by John McIndoe"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.

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