Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand by Richard Alexander CruiseJournal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand by Richard Alexander Cruise

Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New Zealand

byRichard Alexander Cruise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823. Excerpt: ... persuasion was used to divert him from leaving his country, without effect; he always answered, that "he should die if he did not go--that if he once got to England, he was certain of getting twelve muskets, and a doublebarrelled gun;" which latter article, in the opinion of a New Zealander, exceeds in value all other earthly possessions. In the evening it was quite impossible to clear the ship of many of the natives who had got into her on pretence of seeing their friends; and, as is to be expected, when they are too numerous to be looked after, many petty thefts were committed by them during the night. Feb. 28th, Monday. In the morning a chief named Perehico, with all his family, came on board to see his brother Evee, who had been to New South Wales in charge of Perehico's only son. The child had unfortunately died at Paramatta, and the doleful tidings were now communicated. The whole family sat in a circle upon the deck; and the mat, which the poor little boy had been accustomed to wear, and which was the only relic of him, was brought up and placed by Evee in the centre of the group. The scene of lamentation that ensued was truly distressing, particularly on the part of the mother and sister of the deceased. To appease the grief of the father, who was an elderly man, and who, from a rheumatic complaint, had lost the use of his limbs, a musket, which had been purchased for him at Port Jackson, was laid before him. After a time it seemed to have some effect in restoring his composure, and when he had got a little powder, which he said was necessary to salute the memory of his child, he went away in apparent tranquillity. In the course of the forenoon so many petty thefts had been committed, that it was necessary to clear the ship altogether of the nativ...
Title:Journal of a Ten Months' Residence in New ZealandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217857256

ISBN - 13:9780217857253