First published in 1880. 202pp
The Country – Situation, Auckland, Tongariro, earthquakes, Southern Alps, Harbours, rivers and lakes, hot springs, geysers, sanitarium, climate, seasons, animal life, reptiles, insects, birds, forests, gum, flax, fruits, minerals.
The Aborigines – Origin, Kupe, pedigree, number, decrease, physiology, tatoo, language, poetry, mythology, Tapu, morals, domestic life, Government, games, employment, canoes, garments, tools, cooking, fishing, fortification, houses, wars, cannabilism, capacity, present condition.
The Missionaries – Samuel Marsden, tuatara, Boyd, the Messrs Hall and Kendall, flour-mill, Marsden first visit, purchase of land, Samuel Leigh, Butler, Wesley Dale, Mr. Stack, Brampton, H. Williams, Turner andd Hobbs, Mission Staff, Tyermann and Bennett, trials of missionaries, destruction of Wesley Dale, Mangungu, first convert, Hongi’s death, Waima, native martyrs, spread of christianity, effects of colonization.
The Colony – Captain Cook, Herd’s expedition, British Resident, Kororareka, irregular colonization, New Zealand Company, Captain Hobson, Waitangi Treaty, Auckland, Mr. Shortland, Wairau massacre, Captain Fitzroy, Heke’s War, Governor Grey, Colonel Wynyard, Rawiri killed, Colonel Browne, War at Taranaki, Sir James Fergusson, Marquis of Normanby, Sir Hercules Robinson.
Te Progress of the Colony –
The Chief Towns and Districts – The Provinces, their abrogation, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Christchurch, Westland, Invercargill, Lyttelton, Wellington, Wanganui, Taupo, Picton, Nelson, New Plymouth, Onehunga, Auckland, Waikato, Thames, Kaipara, Hokitika, Wangarei, Bay of Islands, Tauranga, Ohenimutu, Rotomahana, Taupo, Napier.
The Land Laws and Regulations – Treaty of Waitangi, land purchased by the Government, Old Provincial regime