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Old New Zealand

The first pages of F. E. Maning's masterpiece, Old New Zealand, are typical of his digressive, humorous style. The book is, as Thomas Hocken said, written 'with irrelevant detail, every trifling issue or divergence forming a fresh starting-point.'

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Reference: Frederick Edward Maning, Old New Zealand: a tale of the good old times. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1912, pp. 1-7

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Alex Calder, 'Non-fiction - Frontier reports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/43293/old-new-zealand (accessed 18 October 2019)

Story by Alex Calder, published 22 Oct 2014