Colonial Experiences or Incidences & Reminiscences of Thirty Four Years in New Zealand.
by an Old Colonist (William Pratt)
First published in 1877
contains fold out map of South Island of New Zealand.
Sailing out from London in 1843 aboard the 'Indus' to the newly formed settlement at Nelson, New Zealand.
An account of the life of an early settler in Nelson,
the breaking in of the land, boat building ect...
Pratt set up his first store at Lyttleton, ahead of the Canterbury settlers.
He tells of the early ships that began arriving, bringing an influx of new customers.