Kōrero: Ideas in New Zealand

Dialogue on On the origin of species (1 o 3)

Dialogue on On the origin of species

In December 1862, three years after Charles Darwin's On the origin of species was published, Samuel Butler penned this imaginary dialogue about the book. Butler had arrived in Canterbury in 1860, and he published the piece in the Christchurch Press. Despite the fanciful style, the dialogue provided an accurate account of Darwin's theory for colonials who had not read the book.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Press, 20 December 1862, p. 2

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Jock Phillips, 'Ideas in New Zealand - Darwinism and anthropology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/45468/dialogue-on-on-the-origin-of-species (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014