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Author Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855, author

Title Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany and natural history of that country / by Ernest Dieffenbach
Published London : John Murray, 1843


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 ADPML SPC  919.3 Die/Tin  1  LIB USE ONLY
 ADPML SPC  919.3 Die/Tin  2  LIB USE ONLY
Description 2 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents V. 1. Cook's Straits -- Northern Island-Northern Districts -- v. 2. Natives of New Zealand ... -- The language of the New Zealanders
Summary Dieffenbach's extended account of his New Zealand visit. Vol. I outlines his journeys in the North Island with two chapters on the Maoris and whalers of the Sounds. More important expeditions were to the Hutt River headways, his ascent of Egmont, his walk to Mokau and journey through Waikato to Taupo and Rotoaira returning by Rotorua and Tauranga in company with W.C. Symonds and (for part only) A.D. Best. His visits to many parts of Northland in company with a Capt. Bernard on the latter's vessel are outlined ... The second volume has an extended treatment of the Maoris, their culture, traditions and a lengthy section on the language with grammar, vocabulary and examples. Dieffenbach has a short chapter on the flora and over 120 pages on the fauna by J.E. Gray of the BM. Cf. Bagnall
Notes "Dictionary of the New Zealand language": volume 2, pages 355-396
"Differences [between this reissue and the first issue] summarised by Andersen (A445, p.43-4) include t.-p. change, absence of map and list of plates, rewording of lines 9-10 of Preface and abbreviation of spine title"--Bagnall
"Grammar of the New Zealand language": volume 2, pages 326-354
Subject Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855 -- Travel -- New Zealand.
Maori (New Zealand people)
Maori (New Zealand people) -- Social life and customs.
Maori language.
Natural history -- New Zealand.
Zoology -- New Zealand.
New Zealand -- Description and travel.
Author Gray, John Edward, 1800-1875.
LC no. 04032543