originally published in 1862. 232pp
“Although many volumes have been written upon New Zealand, there are few which give a homely account of the place and people.
The design of this book is to give a glimpse at the social life and simple unsophisticated pleasures enjoyed by the settlers in the far-off land.”
It tells of the four-month trip out on board the “John Blank.” Arrival at Nelson, Colonial Society, Six weeks at the Diggings, A trip to Wellington and the Taranaki Wars.