Travels in New Zealand with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, an…


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“Let the reader imagine a deep lake of a blue colour, surrounded by verdant hills; in the lake several islets, some showing the bare rock, others covered with shrubs, while on all of them steam issued from a hundred openings between the green foliage without impairing its freshness: on the opposite side a flight of broad steps of the colour of white marble with a rosy tint, and a cascade of boiling water falling over them into the lake!” Such is Ernest Dieffenbach’s description of his first glance of the White Terraces in Lake Rotomahana, see cover image. Johann Karl Ernst Dieffenbach (aka Ernest) traveled to New Zealand between 1839 and 1841 employed by the New Zealand Company as naturalist. He traveled in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island and extensively throughout the North Island at an early time in European settlement. In Volume I of “Travels in New Zealand” he describes his travels, integrating his observations of the natural world with the progress of colonisation, and a humane account of the Māori people that he met and their culture, settlements and inter-tribal politics. He made an important contribution to the early knowledge of the New Zealand flora and fauna, with his collections eventually being lodged in the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Note: Māori words have been pronounced as spelled in the text, which is occasionally different to modern spelling and pronunciation. (summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan) (10 hr 32 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface and CHAPTER I 31:54 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
02 - CHAPTER II, Part 1 23:26 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
03 - CHAPTER II, Part 2 21:29 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
04 - CHAPTER II, Part 3 20:46 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
05 - CHAPTER III, Part 1 20:51 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
06 - CHAPTER III, Part 2 19:27 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
07 - CHAPTER III, Part 3 17:04 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
08 - CHAPTER IV 10:18 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
09 - CHAPTER V 14:12 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
10 - CHAPTER VI 10:01 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
11 - CHAPTER VII, Part 1 14:13 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
12 - CHAPTER VII, Part 2 16:32 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
13 - CHAPTER VII, Part 3 20:28 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
14 - CHAPTER VIII 8:26 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
15 - CHAPTER IX 26:28 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
16 - CHAPTER X 7:55 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
17 - CHAPTER XI 8:56 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
18 - CHAPTER XII 18:50 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
19 - CHAPTER XIII 16:46 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
20 - CHAPTER XIV 17:52 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
21 - CHAPTER XV 4:48 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
22 - CHAPTER XVI 4:30 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
23 - CHAPTER XVII 17:41 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
24 - CHAPTER XVIII 4:24 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
25 - CHAPTER XIX 16:00 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
26 - CHAPTER XX, Part 1 13:10 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
27 - CHAPTER XX, Part 2 17:28 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
28 - CHAPTER XXI 14:45 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
29 - CHAPTER XXII 22:15 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
30 - CHAPTER XXIII 23:14 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
31 - CHAPTER XXIV, Part 1 11:37 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
32 - CHAPTER XXIV, Part 2 24:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
33 - CHAPTER XXIV, Part 3 11:27 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
34 - CHAPTER XXIV, Part 4 13:47 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
35 - CHAPTER XXV 16:35 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
36 - CHAPTER XXVI 16:31 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
37 - CHAPTER XXVII 14:11 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
38 - CHAPTER XXVIII 13:22 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan
39 - CHAPTER XXIX 26:22 Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan