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The Founders of Canterbury: Being Letters from the Late Edward Gibbon Wakefield to the Late John Robert Godley, and to Other Well-Known Helpers in the Foundation of the Settlement of Canterbury in New Zealand
   

The Founders of Canterbury: Being Letters from the Late Edward Gibbon Wakefield to the Late John Robert Godley, and to Other Well-Known Helpers in the Foundation of the Settlement of Canterbury in New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wakefield, Edward Gibbon
Edited by Wakefield, Edward Jerningham

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Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796-1862) was a colonial advocate and political theorist, who was influential in the early colonisation of New Zealand and South Australia. Wakefield read widely on contemporary economics and social questions, and his theory of colonisation helped shape ...the British Empire. He formed the New Zealand Association in 1837 to create a new colony in that country, finally emigrating himself in 1852. His son, the editor of this volume of letters, was appointed secretary of the first settler expedition to New Zealand in 1839, and was elected political representative for Canterbury in 1854. The letters in the volume, published in 1868, which span the period 1847-50, trace the history of the town of Canterbury from Wakefield senior's suggestion of church-led settlement in the 1840s to its foundation in 1850-1. A planned second volume was never published.
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ISBN 9781108039932
Released NZ 24 Nov 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania
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ISBN-13 9781108039932
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Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 24 Nov 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wakefield, Edward Gibbon
Edited by Wakefield, Edward Jerningham
Series Cambridge Library Collection - History of Oceania
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 374
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 993.155021
Weight 480g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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