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Journal of the Nelson and Marlborough Historical Societies, Volume 1, Issue 2, November 1982

A. N. Field – Nelson Province 1642–1842 – (1942)

A. N. Field – Nelson Province 1642–1842 – (1942)

Has researched this period in depth and quotes from Australian newspapers, particularly the Sydney Gazette. In the issue of 30th September 1824 the Gazette records the massacre by the Maoris of Captain John Dawson of the Samuel and five of his crew of sealers. Peart also refers to this incident on page 107 of Old Tasman Bay. "