Diary Of E. R. Chudleigh - 1862 - 1921 - Chatham Islands

By: Chudleigh, Edward Reginald (1841-1922); edited by E. C. Richards

Price: NZ$180.00

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Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No signatures. Some fading to margins of boards. Fragment of dust-jacket loosely included. Dust-jacket fragment is very tatty and torn, but does have the complete blurb on the front flap. ; 474 pages + 2 frontispiece portraits + 4 maps + 7 illustrations. Cloth boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 215mm x 138mm. Selected contents: Arrival At Lyttelton; Cadet at "The Springs"; droving to Dunedin. January 11 - July 3, 1862; At Mt. Peel, mustering; Mt Somers, droving. November 13, 1862 - April 26, 1863; Sheep again; exploring the Rangitata River; glaciers; boatwork; Tom Acland. November 7, 1864 - March 24, 1865; Cattle to the West Coast; Glenmark; Hurunui Saddle; The Paddock; Hokitika; back to the saddle. March 25, 1865 - June 2, 1865; The escape of the Hau-haus. January 24, 1868-1869; Orongomairoa; engaged; married. January 1, 1880 - July 30, 1881; At Wharekauri. August 6, 1881 - July 30, 1883; Huia Sees a Ship; a strange bird; Seddon at the Chathams; S. S. Ripple; potatoes; leaving for a trip around the world. March 24, 1905 - June 28, 1907. "The diary gives a good account of station life in Canterbury in the early 'sixties and in the Chatham Islands after 1865; the escape of the Hau-hau prisoners of war from the Chathams and E.R.C.'s narrow escape from death at their hands; his travels through New Zealand in '75 from Hokianga to the Bluff in search of a farm; its discovery and development in the Waikato; fires and shipwrecks on the Chathams and continued Maori troubles; his leading position on those islands; his inheritance and loss of £40,000 and finally his success with both properties aided by his wife, Mabel Potts, whom he married in 1881." - from dust-jacket blurb. [Reference: Bagnall C783]

Title: Diary Of E. R. Chudleigh - 1862 - 1921 - Chatham Islands

Author Name: Chudleigh, Edward Reginald (1841-1922); edited by E. C. Richards

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Christchurch, Simpson and Williams: 1950

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 20908