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The Exploration of New Zealand

4. Sheepfarmers

4. Sheepfarmers

The local newspapers are again a source of information. Readers who do not wish to undertake laborious research should read A First Year in Canterbury Settlement (London, 1863) by Samuel Butler, A Surveyor in New page 195Zealand (Christchurch, 1932) edited by Noeline Baker, and R. B. Paul's Letters from Canterbury, New Zealand (London, 1857). Mitchell and Dashwood's journey from Nelson to Canterbury was described in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (1851) and in the New Munster Gazette, 5 August 1850. Accounts of the romantic expeditions to the Lake country of Otago and Southland were fortunately collected by H. Beattie and may be read in his Pioneer Recollections (vols. i-iii, Gore, 1909-18). The most reliable and most comprehensive statement about Mackenzie, the sheep stealer, is in George Rhodes of the Levels and his Brothers (Christchurch, 1937) by A. E. Woodhouse.