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Hocken : Prince of Collectors (Hardcover) (Donald Jackson Kerr)

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Dr. Thomas Morland Hocken (1836–1910) arrived in Dunedin in 1862 at the age of 26. Throughout his busy life as a medical practitioner he amassed books, manuscripts, sketches, maps, and photographs of early New Zealand. Much of his initial collecting focused on the early discovery narratives of James Cook, the writings of Rev. Samuel Marsden and his contemporaries, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the New Zealand Company, and Maori, especially in the south. He gifted his collection to the University of Otago in 1910. In this magnificent piece of research, Donald Kerr examines Hocken’s collecting activities and his vital contribution to preserving the history of New Zealand’s early postcontact period.
Dr. Thomas Morland Hocken (1836?1910) arrived in Dunedin in 1862 at the age of 26. Throughout his busy life as a medical practitioner he amassed books, manuscripts, sketches, maps, and photographs of early New Zealand. Much of his initial collecting focused on the early discovery narratives of James Cook, the writings of Rev. Samuel Marsden and his contemporaries, Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the New Zealand Company, and Maori, especially in the south. He gifted his collection to the University of Otago in 1910. In this magnificent piece of research, Donald Kerr examines Hocken?s collecting activities and his vital contribution to preserving the history of New Zealand?s early postcontact period.
Number of Pages: 424
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Australia + New Zealand, Anthropology / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Donald Jackson Kerr
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 46768210
UPC: 9781877578663
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8877
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