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The Exploration of New Zealand

3. Native Affairs

3. Native Affairs

Edward Shortland's The Southern Districts of New Zealand (London, 1857) is the classic work relating to South Island Maoris and whalers of the period 1843–4. W. B. D. Mantell's diaries in the Alexander Turnbull Library are another source, and most important of all is Native Affairs in the South Island (vol. i, Wellington, 1873; vol. ii, Nelson, 1872) compiled by Alexander Mackay. The expeditions made by James Mackay to purchase the Arahura block (Westland) are most accurately outlined in Rambles on the Golden Coast of New Zealand (London, 1886) by R. C. Reid.