Title: Octavius Hadfield

Author: Barbara Macmorran

Publication details: 1969, Wellington

Digital publication kindly authorised by: G. H. Macmorran

Part of: New Zealand Texts Collection

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Octavius Hadfield

[extract from the diary of Octavius Hadfield]

Nov. 11th . . . Rose early purposing to go to Queen Charlotte Sound to see Colonel Wakefield who has been out here purchasing land, but we heard that the Tory had sailed for Taranaki. Went on shore, find that they have made a kind of nominal purchase of land not having been over it to define boundaries or having consulted all parties. Was pleased with the many enquiries for books, both native and English, but was unable to supply many. We got under way in the afternoon but were obliged to anchor again, early in the morning—but as the wind soon drew ahead we went into Port Nicholson and anchored there in the afternoon (12th).