Title:John Hobbs 1800 - 1883 - Wesleyan Missionary to the Ngapuhi Tribe of Northern New Zealand
Government Printer, Wellington, 1985. Previous owner's inscription on title page. Drawing on John Hobbs' journals, author Tolla Williment illuminates the life of this modest but enterprising and courageous man, whose achievements during the early era of the Methodist mission in New Zealand and Tonga have not been fully recognised." and "He was influential in the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and in containing hostilities between the European settlers and Hone Heke. As a printer, linguist, translator, composer, medical man; as builder, navigator, explorer, horticulturalist, musician; and above all as a missionary, Hobbs made a unique contribution to the church he loved.
Second hand Hardback