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Old New Zealand; a tale of the good old times

MANING, Frederick Edward]

Published by Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Auckland, 1863
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Later brown cloth; occasional foxing, 2 leaves slightly torn and mended (p. 113-116). Inscribed in ink on fly-leaf: Mary Caroline Barke, a small token of affection from her brother James F. Barke, Invercargill, New Zealand, June 30th 1863. First New Zealand edition. "Pakeha" is the Maori term for "foreigner," and this book is an autobiographical work by Frederick Maning, an Anglo-Irishman who settled in New Zealand in 1833. According to the Oxford DNB, "Using some of the literary devices of Laurence Sterne, Maning produced a racy, often very funny tour de force of autobiography, description, and discussion of Maori history and customs," and adds that it has become "a classic of New Zealand literature."Maning was born in Dublin in 1811 or 1812. In 1823 his family emigrated to Tasmania, and in 1833 Maning moved to New Zealand. He married a Maori wife and lived for some time as part of her Maori family. He eventually became estranged from the Maoris, and died in London, where he had gone for an operation on his jaw, in 1883. Bookseller Inventory # 15253

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Title: Old New Zealand; a tale of the good old ...

Publisher: Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Auckland

Publication Date: 1863

Edition: FIRST NEW ZEALAND EDITION.

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