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A great coloniser : the Rev. Dr. Thomas Burns, pioneer minister of Otago and nephew of the poet


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In addition to the obligations noted in the following pages, the author gratefully acknowledges his indebtedness to Miss Burns and other members of the family of the late Dr Burns; to the librarians of the Otago Early Settlers' Association (Mr William Paterson), the Hocken Library (Mrs MacDonald), the Dunedin Public Library (Mr W. B. M.' Ewan), the Turnbull Library, Wellington (Mr Andersen); to the Session Clerk (Mr W. H. Adams) of First Church, Dunedin, and Mr Crosby Morris for the loan of valuable material; to Mr C. M. Gilray for the use of the John M' Glashan collection of manuscripts; to Professor J. R. Elder, of the University of Otago, and his advanced students, Misses Rennie and Wallace; to various members of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Historical Association; and to the late Sir George Fenwick and the representatives of the publishers who have made the book possible in its present form.

Note.—A Bibliography is printed before the Index at the end of the book.

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