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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
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
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/14987
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