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Yate William 1835. An account of New Zealand. Wellington, Reed reprint.

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Written after six and a half years with C. M. S. Mission in New Zealand. Based on journals, written on journey home. Wrote at a time of rapid internal change. His descriptions of Māori customs among earliest recorded in 19th century. "Must be treated with caution. Fairly observant, but tended to claim personal experience when reporting hearsay." (Dr. J. Binney, in introduction).

Chapter 2: Trees, European uses.

Chapter 3: Section on preparation of food.

P.49: Use of hīnau for an excellent dye, light brown or puce, or a deep black.

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An account of New Zealand.

Yate William

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12 June 2007
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