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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

History of Land-Sharking

History of Land-Sharking.

Volumes have been written on this fertile subject. I became personally acquainted with it in the neighbourhood of Cook Strait, and at Kaipara and Hokianga, north of Auckland, soon after Dr. Lang, founder and senior minister of the Scotch church in Australia, had observed it at the Bay of Islands. I published my observations in London, in 1845.* But Dr. Lang published his in London, in 1839. In 1870, he page 30 republished them in Sydney, in a book called "The Coming Event," together with some account of similar transactions in what is now the Colony of Victoria, in 1835, and in the Fiji Islands just before they became a British Colony. I shall therefore quote from the book in question:—

* Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844. By Edward Jerningham Wakefield, London, 1845.

New Zealand in 1839; or four Letters to the Right lion. Earl Durham, Governor of New Zealand Land Company, London, 1839.