Brighter Britain! Or, Settler And Maori In Northern New Zealand (volume 1)

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byWilliam Delisle Hay

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. AUCKLAND. Pass1ng up Queen Street, after landing on the wharf, a party of us notice--or fancy we notice--a rather singular feature in the Aucklanders we meet. The men are grave and serious in deportment, and nearly all are profusely bearded; but one of us draws attention to the fact that all have strangely aquiline noses. Hebrews they are not--we know, they are of the same nationality as ourselves--so we seek explanation from a whimsical fellow-voyager, himself an old Aucklander. "Ah!" says he, "that's a peculiarity of the climate. You'll have long noses, too, after a year or so. There's an Auckland proverb, that a new-chum never does any good until his nose has grown. You've got to learn the truth of that pretty soon." Following up these remarks, he proceeded to add--"It's like the proverbial cutting of the wisdomteeth. After inhaling this magnificent air of ours for a year or two, your nose will grow bigger to receive it; and about the same time you will have spent the money you brought with you, gone in for hard work, learnt common-sense, and become 'colonized.'" The reader will understand that a new-chum is, throughout the colonies, regarded as food for mirth. He is treated with good-humoured contempt and kindly patronage. He is looked upon as a legitimate butt, and a sort of grown-up and incapable infant. His doings are watched with interest, to see what new eccentricities he will develop; and shouts of laughter are raised at every fresh tale of some newchum's inexperienced attempts and failures. Half the stories that circulate in conversation have a newchum as the comic man of the piece; and if any unheard of undertaking is noised about, " Oh, he's a new-chum!" is considered sufficient explanation. However, the new-chum is not supposed to be al...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. AUCKLAND. Pass1ng up Queen Street, after landing on the wharf, a party of us notice--or fancy we notice--a rather singula...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217449042

ISBN - 13:9780217449045

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