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MAP OF NEW ZEALAND
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PRESENT CONDITION, PROSPECTS AND RESOURCES;
DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY
AND GENERAL MODE OF LIFE AMONG NEW ZEALAND COLONISTS,
INFORMATION OF INTENDING EMIGRANTS.
EDWARD STANFORD, 6, CHARING CROSS.
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THE groundwork of the following pages was a lecture on New Zealand, occupying about an hour in the reading.
For the many delays which have prevented its publication, the author cannot consider himself as entirely responsible. However, the length of time which has elapsed has, perhaps, increased the utility of the work as a guide book, by adding to the sources of information at his disposal; for which the writer offers his sincere thanks to many kind contributors. In a book professing to give the latest information upon all topics which it discusses, there can, of course, be little that is entirely original; and, where much of the information given consists of almost verbatim extracts from colonial newspapers, the style must necessarily be occasionally formal.
It is hoped that the numerous alterations and additions which the work has undergone from the time when the first fines were written
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until the present day, may not have resulted in making it at last unreadable, or uninstructive to those persons for whom it is more especially intended.
St. Ewe, St. Austell, Cornwall,
October 4th, 1855.
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EARLY HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND--GRADUAL ARRIVAL OF AN EUROPEAN POPULATION--ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.......1
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF NEW ZEALAND-- FEATURES OF THE COUNTRY--THE CLIMATE AND SCENERY OF NEW ZEALAND--THE SlX PRINCIPAL SETTLEMENTS .... 25
FULLER DESCRIPTION OF THE SIX CHIEF SETTLEMENTS OF NEW ZEALAND--AUCKLAND . 48
CHAPTER VI. NEW PLYMOUTH......145
CHAPTER VII. OTAGO .... ... 174
CHAPTER VIII. CANTERBURY.......192
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THE PASTORAL OCCUPATIONS OF NEW ZEALAND--SHEEP FARMING--CATTLE FARMING --DAIRY FARMING--HORSE BREEDING-- PRICES OF STOCK.....216
OF OCCUPATIONS CONNECTED WITH THE POSSESSION OF LAND, AND OF AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS GENERALLY IN NEW ZEALAND-- DOMESTIC LIVE STOCK . . . . . 244
DOMESTIC LIFE IN THE COLONIES--INFLUENCE AND OCCUPATIONS OF FEMALES--LADIES' PURSUITS--MEANS OF EDUCATION . . 269
OF THE VOYAGE TO NEW ZEALAND--OUTFIT AND PREPARATION FOR COLONIAL LIFE-- CONSIDERATIONS PREVIOUS TO EMIGRATING --THE PROFESSIONS IN COLONIES--WHERE TO APPLY ON ARRIVAL--TRANSMISSION OF MONEY........275
LABOURING CLASSES--ASSISTED EMIGRATION . 290
PRICE OF WASTE LANDS IN NEW ZEALAND .. 322
CONCLUSION . . .... 350