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WITH A MAP OF THE COUNTRY;
“In scenery, climate, and productiveness, New Zealand is a perfect
Paradise.”—Evidence of Mt. Montefiore before the House of Lords.
SMITH, ELDER, AND CO., CORNHILL;
The great success that has attended my former Publications, joined to the anxious wishexpressed by some of my friends, that I should give a short narrative of my Travels in those distant parts of the world which I had lately visited, have induced me to come once more before the public.
Though numerous works have of late been issued from the press in regard to New Zealand, most of which I have perused, yet some of them are too expensive to come within the reach of the general reader, while others are too much confined to a description of particular localities, and it may be, too much tinged, occasionally, with motives of self-interest, to exhibit a faithful and correct picture of that romantic country in all its different bearings. I trust that none of these objections will be found to apply to the present work.
I was sorry to observe from the Sydney Morning Herald of 3d August, 1844, which reached me on the 11th of January, 1845, that a vessel had arrived there the day before, chartered by the Governor of New Zealand, for the express