The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand

The Voyagers: Remarkable European Explorations of New Zealand by Paul Moon
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ISBN
9780143570554
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
256
Dimensions
230 x 153mm

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Caught in the crossfire of inter-tribal wars, witnesses to cannibalism and to scenes of both ethereal beauty and chilling terror - the early European explorers of New Zealand were a diverse group of individuals who undertook voyages of sometimes epic proportions through the country.

In The Voyagers, Paul Moon tells dramatic stories of Europeans discovering and exploring New Zealand during the first half of the 1800s. Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Maori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change.

Jules Dumont d'Urville, Samuel Marsden, Ferdinand von Hochstetter and Charles Heaphy complement an array of lesser known but no less intrepid explorers - soldiers and sailors, travellers and settlers, missionaries, artists and officials - all of whom ventured from their homelands in search of new horizons.
ISBN:
9780143570554
Publication Date:
03 / 02 / 2014
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
230 x 153mm

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