Memories of New Zealand Life By Edwin Hodder, originally published in 1862. 232pp
"Although many volumes have been written upon New Zealand, there are few which give a homely account of the place and people.
The design of this book is to give a glimpse at the social life and simple unsophisticated pleasures enjoyed by the settlers in the far off land."
It tells of the four month trip out on board the "John Blank." Arrival at Nelson, Colonial Society, Six weeks at the Diggings, A trip to Wellington and the Taranaki Wars.