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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

SHORTLAND, Edward 1812–1893

SHORTLAND, Edward 1812–1893

Born Plymouth, England and studied medicine. Arrived New Zealand 1841 while his brother Willoughby Shortland was Colonial Secretary; held various small posts in the Government. Took a great interest in the Maoris and wrote The Southern Districts of New Zealand pub. 1851, Traditions and Superstitions of the Maoris pub. 1854, and Maori Religion and Mythology pub. 1882. Wash drawings and watercolours in Hocken.