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The future home of the Waikato settlers

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Chesney, Lieut.Col. (1865) The future home of the Waikato settlers. Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 94-98.

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Abstract

Although some twenty-six years' have elapsed since the
first English colony was founded in New Zealand, but little is
known of the interior of those beautiful islands which now
form part of the scattered empire of Great Britain. A few
travellers have crossed some of the rivers, ascended the hills
and skirted the lakes; missionaries have fixed themselves in
places where native population invited their residence; and
traders were located in spots easily accessible from the
settlements: but, owing to the rugged nature of the Middle
Island and to the jealousy of the natives in the North Island,
the English race are to be found chiefly at the seaports and
near the coast line. To the bulk of the colonists the interior
of the islands has been hitherto a terra incognita.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Monthly Notices of Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 94-98
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2012 04:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:42
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