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NEW ZEALAND FOREST SCENERY.
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THE PAST AND PRESENT
PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE.
With numerous Illustrations.
24, PATERNOSTER ROW;
HENRY IRESON JONES, WANGANUI, NEW ZEALAND.
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Queen of the South! which the mighty Pacific
Claims for its Britain in ages to be,
Bright with fair visions and hopes beatific,
Glorious and happy thy future I see.
Fifty years hence--look forward and see it,
Realm of New Zealand, what then shalt thou be!
Even should Britain's decay be down written,
All shall be greatness and glory with thee.
. . . . . . . . . . . . TUPPER.
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IN presenting this Work to the Public, a few words may be required by way of Preface.
The brief account given of the Church Mission in New Zealand is only to be viewed as a sketch, and that of necessity a partial one, being chiefly confined to the Writer's own observation. Fully to do justice to this subject would extend it far beyond the limits of the present work.
Many accounts of the New Zealand War, which has been raging for the last twelve years, having already appeared from those taking opposite views, have of necessity so widely differed, that the Writer being personally acquainted with most of the leading characters, as well as with their points of difference, has ventured to add another, with the desire of reconciling as far as possible the discrepancies of both, and present a simple and unbiassed account, which will be found strictly consonant with truth.
New Zealand, without doubt, is the colony of Great
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Britain, which offers the greatest advantages to those who leave its shores; viewing it as such, a short statement is given of its present and future prospects, that our countrymen, who make up their minds to emigrate, may see it is the field for them to select, which, whilst it presents the greatest resemblance to their native land, still preserves British thought and sentiment, and offers all the advantages of a new country to those who seek to better their position.
Statistics are added, which will abundantly prove all advanced, and make its wonderful progress most evident, satisfactorily showing what a change British industry and perseverance have effected in an antipodal wilderness, in founding a colony which has not yet attained its thirtieth year.
With these few remarks, the Writer submits his little Work to the kind consideration of the Public, to whom it is respectfully dedicated.
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Sunshine and Shade; or, the Past, Present, and Future of the Church Mission of New Zealand.........1
Church Mission (continued).........19
Church Mission (continued).........50
Church Mission (continued)..........73
Native Schools and Half-Caste Race.........87
The English Church..........92
King Movement (continued).........157
The Present Colonial Government.--Our Surplus Population.--Convicts.--Confederation of the Provinces of the British Empire.........173
The Geography of New Zealand.--The Isles of New Zealand.--Colonization............191
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Tamihana Wiremu Tarapipi te Waharoa.--John Williams.--Dr. Sinclair.--Bishop Monrad.--Baron de Thierry.--A New Zealand Grace Darling.........231
A Lecture delivered at the Odd Fellows' Hall, Wanganui, on its Past, Present, and Future, on leaving for England.........267
Statistics.--A List of the earliest Works printed in Maori.--Population.--The Total Number of Acres in the posssesion of Europeans under Crop in the several Electoral Districts in December 1861.--Middle Island.--The Number of Acres in the possession of Europeans under Crop in the several Provinces in December 1864.--Customs' Revenue at the several Ports for Quarter ending 30th June 1865.--Value of Exports for the several Provinces during the Quarter ending June 30 1865.--Number and Tonnage of Vessels cleared outwards at the several Ports during the Quarter ending 30th June 1865.--Revenue of the Provinces for the Quarter ending 30th June 1865.--New Zealand and Australian Tariffs.--Bank Returns, Quarter ending 31st March, 1866.--Gold Exports from 1861 to 30th November 1865.--Revenue of Otago from 1861 to 30th September 1865.--Latitude and Longitude.--Quantity and Value of Gold exported from 1st April 1855, to 31st March 1857.--Live Stock in the Possession of Europeans in the several Provinces in December 1861.--Receipts and Expenditure of the ordinary Revenue for the Quarter ending December 31st 1865- Governors of New Zealand.--The Waitangi Treaty.........301
Hints to Emigrants.--A Letter from one of the earliest Settlers in Wanganui.........321