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Settlers and Pioneers


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Ship Lord Auckland Frontispiece
The illustration shows the mainmast from the poop of the ship as she sailed off the coast of Portugal, 20 October 1841, bound from London to New Zealand with pioneer emigrants for the Nelson settlement. From a pen drawing by A. H. Messenger of the pencil sketch by J. A. Barnicoat, the early surveyor.
Barque Bredalbane facing page 34
The barque Bredalbane (224 tons) was one of the Nova Scotian vessels which brought out the pioneer Gaelic settlers of Waipu, North Auckland. Her passengers numbered 160. She was afterwards one of the celebrated Circular Saw fleet (Henderson and Macfarlane), Auckland.
Bullock Team 40
The team is hauling a kauri log to a North Auckland sawmill. From a photograph by T. W. Collins, Warkworth (Mahurangi).
A Pioneer Clearing 40
'Newry' (Molesworth's farm) on the Hurt River (Heretaunga). From a drawing by W. Swainson, 1844. page xii
Charles Wilson Hursthouse facing page 62
Pioneer surveyor in Taranaki and the King Country, later Chief Engineer for Roads and Bridges.
John Rochfort 62
Explorer in the South Island, and pioneer surveyor of the Central Railway route, Marton to Te Awa-mutu, North Island Main Trunk, 1883–1884.
Wahanui 78
High chief of Ngati-Maniapoto, King Country. From a photograph by J. C. Blythe, surveyor, at Otorohanga, 1887.
The Vanished Forest 88
A kahikatea (white pine) tree, Lower Hutt Valley. From a pencil drawing by W. Swainson, 1843.
Early Colonial Home 98
This pioneer dwelling in the bush is 'Homewood', Karori, Wellington, built by Judge H. S. Chapman, first judge of the Southern District. From a painting by C. D. Barraud, 1849.
Sheep-Mustering 106
In the Waiau Valley, near Hanmer, South Island. Photograph by Thelma R. Kent.