Hell-hole of the Pacific Richard Wolfe

ISBN: 9780143019879

Published: December 28th 2005

Paperback

240 pages


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Hell-hole of the Pacific  by  Richard Wolfe

Hell-hole of the Pacific by Richard Wolfe
December 28th 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780143019879 | 10.12 Mb

No settlement in New Zealand can claim a past as colourful and chequered as that of Kororareka, in the Bay of Islands, later to become Russell. In the 1830s it was such a wild place that it earned the name hell-hole of the Pacific. Whalers,MoreNo settlement in New Zealand can claim a past as colourful and chequered as that of Kororareka, in the Bay of Islands, later to become Russell.

In the 1830s it was such a wild place that it earned the name hell-hole of the Pacific. Whalers, sealers, escaped convicts, seamen, and adventurers descended on the little Maori village. Drunkenness, debauchery, grog shops, and the oldest profession proliferated. It rivaled similar settlements around the Pacific, such as Sydney, San Francisco, and Hawaii.

Richard Wolfes new book reminds us that early periods of European settlement were often a torrid and eventful time. Includes a photo insert and maps of the area.



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