By John Liddiard Nicholas
John Liddiard Nicholas (1784-1868), a London iron-founder, arrived in New South Wales in 1813 yet instead of boost his company, he followed Samuel Marsden on a trip to New Zealand from November 1814 to March 1815 that verified the 1st Christian venture to the Maoris. This two-volume ebook, first released in 1817 after Nicholas had lower back to England, used to be broadly profitable, and was once translated into Dutch and German in 1819. in response to Nicholas' magazine, stored all through his voyage, it tells the tale of the missionaries' efforts yet focuses really on Nicholas' observations of the Maoris and displays his wish to percentage wisdom of a 'people so little recognized to Europeans, and while so ... interesting'. Nicholas can pay cautious realization to the customs, personalities, and relationships exact to various groups, and in quantity 1 outlines and highlights the relationships he himself constructed with the Maoris.
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Marsden himself. They have since engaged another person for the same purpose, Mr. Kendall, who, with his family, was brought out in the Earl Spencer, the same vessel that conveyed me to these interesting regions. A short time before my arrival, Mr. Marsden purchased a vessel for the service and convenience of the Mission, as likewise to keep up a regular intercourse between the Island and Port Jackson, which he conceived highly necessary* and would be attended with very beneficial consequences.
Any neglect or disobedience of these NEW ZEALAND. 33 orders by the masters or seamen belonging to ships or vessels trading from hence to, or having any intercourse with New Zealand, or the adjacent isles, will subject the offenders to be proceeded against with the utmost rigour of the law, on their return hither; and those who shall return to England without resorting to this place, will be reported to his Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonies, and such documents transmitted, as will warrant their being equally proceeded against and punished there, as if they had arrived within this territory.
Mr. Marsden, after assuring Duaterra that the Missionaries were prompted by no motives either of ambition or avarice, to visit his country, but, on the contrary, were actuated by the most disinterested and benevolent solicitude for the happiness of the New Zealanders, told him he would soon convince him of his own and their sincerity, by instantly ordering the vessel to return to Sydney Cove, where the Missionaries and their families should be landed, and never more think of holding any intercourse with his country.
Narrative of a Voyage to New Zealand, Volume 1: Performed in the Years 1814 and 1815, in Company with the Rev. Samuel Marsden by John Liddiard Nicholas