In Crusts, Laurence Kennaway’s account of pioneering the Canterbury backcountry, his description of hunting is rather less heroic and enthusiastic than in other colonial memoirs. As illustrated by Kennaway’s sketch, he tells of how his brother was thrown off his horse while another companion was pulled up short by a ‘double-tusked intruder’ (a wild pig). In his book, Kennaway gently deflated some of the cherished myths of the farming life in colonial New Zealand.
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Reference: Laurence J. Kennaway, Crusts: a settler's fare due south. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874.
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