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Datus - A Chronology of NZ from the Time of the Moa
Datus - A Chronology of NZ from the Time of the Moa
Finn, George

National Printing Co, Auckland, 1932. Fourth edition. Boards a bit faded. Some foxing internally. DW present but with faults.
Mr. George Finn's book “Datus,” described as “a chronology of New Zealand from the time of the Moa.” Within a little over 200 pages is condensed the story of New Zealand in chronological sequence from 925 A.D., the approximate date of Kupe's visit, right up to our own time. Interleaved with this concise calendar of events is a compendium of brief articles upon outstanding features of New Zealand history—the things that every New Zealander should know about, but usually has only a vague idea of—all set out in a most readable form. Pelorus Jack and the Macarthy Trust, the Treaty of Waitangi and the Cawthron Institute, the Discovery of Gold, the Mangatapu Murders, and a host of other “head-liners” are described in sufficient detail to make the record historically valuable, and yet with a brevity and clearness that ensures the reader against tedium.
The book mentions many of the people in the islands’ history as well as the events they participated in. You might be able to find a story about your ancestor in this history.

Second hand Hardback