First Encounters: New Zealand 1642-1840 -

First Encounters: New Zealand 1642-1840

New Zealand 1642-1840

By Gordon Ell; Sarah Ell



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* Compelling tales from the journals of first Europeans in Aotearoa * Targeted extracts supported by extensive illustration and fact boxes * Fourth title in The NZ Series, non-fiction aimed at readers aged 12+

Product code: 9780947506902

ISBN 9780947506902
On Sale Date 08/04/2021
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) 240x160x10mm
Series The NZ Series
No. Of Pages 108
Publisher Oratia Media
Europeans had no idea what they would find when they first set eyes on Aotearoa. First Encounters selects some of the key writings from these early traders, missionaries, explorers and surveyors covering nearly 200 years from Abel Tasman in 1642 and Joseph Banks in 1769, through to early settlers such as John Logan Campbell in 1840. Their records of encounters with this new land and its Maori inhabitants reveal stories of wonder, curiosity, misunderstanding and adventure all with maximum interest and impact for modern readers. The text is liberally illustrated with two-colour imagery and historical photos, alongside fact boxes explaining historical language and events.