Station Life in New Zealand

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B. Tauchnitz, 1874 - Canterbury (N.Z.) - 279 pages
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User Review  - Anurag - Goodreads

I picked this book up because it was referred to in an economic history text. Of course, when you go into reading personal letters expecting insights on settler societies - you might be a bit ... Read full review

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Great classic. Life was tough but social too! Read full review

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Page 15 - Galileo. — THE PRIVATE LIFE OF GALILEO, compiled principally from his Correspondence and that of his eldest daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, Nun in the Franciscan Convent of S. Matthew in Arcetri. With Portrait. Crown 8vo.
Page 46 - Stephen (CE)— THE SERVICE OF THE POOR; Being an Inquiry into the Reasons for and against the Establishment of Religious Sisterhoods for Charitable Purposes. By CAROLINE EMILIA STEPHEN. Crown 8vo. 6s. 6d. "The ablest advocate of a better line of work in this direction that we have ever seen.
Page 22 - Macmillan (Rev. Hugh). — For other Works by same Author, see THEOLOGICAL and SCIENTIFIC CATALOGUES. HOLIDAYS ON HIGH LANDS; or, Rambles and Incidents in search of Alpine Plants. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Globe 8vo.
Page v - These letters are the exact account of a lady's experience of the brighter and less practical side of colonization. They record the expeditions, adventures, and emergencies diversifying the daily life of the wife of a New Zealand sheep-farmer ; and, as each was written while the novelty and excitement of the scenes it describes were fresh upon her, they may succeed in giving here in England an adequate impression of the delight and freedom of an existence so far removed from our own highly-wrought...
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Page 50 - any previous literature being for the most part unknown or ignored. Few know anything of the enormous literary activity that began in the thirteenth century, was carried on by Rulebeuf, Marie de France, Gaston de Foix, Thibault de Champagne, and Lorris ; was fostered by Charles of Orleans, by Margaret of Valois, by Francis the First ; that gave a crowd of versifiers to France, enriched, strengthened, developed, and fixed the French language, and prepared the way for Corneillc and for Racine.
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