Martyn, John, 1839-1869 : Diary
Contains copy of a diary transcription by John Martyn on the voyage from Plymouth to Auckland on the `Joseph Fletcher' covering the period 29 Nov 1857 to 19 March 1858. Includes entries 1858-1869 which describe his efforts in establishing a farm in the Waikato area, family matters, comments on land issues in the Waikato and on other settlers and their farming activities. Page 22 includes a description of the 1857 Fire in Queen Street and Shortland Street in Auckland. From page 48 onward the land war in Taranaki and it's spread to the Waikato features.
Filename: 1857-1869_Journal_of_John_Martin.pdf ( download )
Size: 98.5 MB
Document type: application/pdf ( )
Archived at https://perma.cc/2PXL-XFBW in January of 2017.