Early French views of the Waikato and its inhabitants (1840-54)
Jennings, W. (2011). Early French views of the Waikato and its inhabitants (1840-54). Journal of New Zealand Literature, 29(2), 14-36.
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This paper will investigate how the cultural background of these Frenchmen informed their descriptions of Waikato Maori and the Waikato environment. It will use the newly-published ten-volume collected correspondence of the pioneer Marists in the Pacific,the Lettres refues d'Odanie, as its principal source.
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