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Joel Samuel Polack

Trader, land speculator, writer, artist.

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A drawing by Joel Samuel Polack of Kororareka in 1836. Polack's substantial trading store is the building in the foreground Fig. 47.—Tattooing instruments. (After Polack.) The title page of J. S. Polack's Manners and Customs of the New Zealanders, published in 1838. This book, and others he wrote on New Zealand, stamped Polack as a versatile scholar and knowledgeable writer and artist


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