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About the electronic version


Author: Samuel Butler

Creation of machine-readable version: Project Gutenberg

Creation of digital images: Jason Darwin

Conversion to TEI.2-conformant markup: Jason Darwin

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection, 2004
Wellington, New Zealand

Publicly accessible


copyright 2004, by Victoria University of Wellington

Extent: ca. 575 kilobytes

Illustrations have been included from the original source.

This electronic text has been adapted from the version available on the Project Gutenberg website ( Extra mark-up has been undertaken to allow a fuller experience of the text.


All unambiguous end-of-line hyphens have been removed and the trailing part of a word has been joined to the preceding line, except in the case of those words that break over a page. Every effort has been made to preserve the Māori macron using unicode.

Some keywords in the header are a local Electronic Text Collection scheme to aid in establishing analytical groupings.

Revisions to the electronic version

  • 14 October 2004
    Jason Darwin
    Added tag [language id="SAMPA"] to allow parsing of SAMPA references. Changed captialisation of chapter titles.

  • 13 October 2004
    Jason Darwin
    Amended notes to be tagged as paragraphs, and to include the footnote reference marker.