In compiling this paintings i've got inevitably needed to draw upon a number of the current courses on New Zealand, and that i now wish gratefully to recognize my duties to their authors. i've got additionally to thank Mr. S. Percy Smith, F.R.G.S., for the kindly curiosity he has displayed within the growth of my paintings, and in no much less measure needs to I pay my respectful acknowledgments to Mr. H. M. Stowell and to Mr. J. R. Russell for his or her sensible criticisms and proposals, wherein i've been assisted in arriving at an accurate old point of view. To Mr. T. W. Downes, of Whanganui, who has enthusiastically co-operated with me in purchasing a number of the illustrations, and to Mr. J. W. Joynt, M.A., for his cautious revision of the proofs, i'm both indebted, and now beg to gentle to those gents my honest thank you for his or her assistance.
Humbly acknowledging the strength of Carlyle's dictum that "Histories are as ideal because the historian is sensible and is presented with an eye fixed and a soul," I now current the results of my final year's labour to the reader.
THE writer. Victoria street, Dannevirke, N.Z., may well 23, 1911.
WHENCE AND WHITHER?
Probably no component to the globe is so pregnant with the romance of unsolved challenge because the Pacific Ocean. For millions of years ahead of Vasco de Balboa, the pal of Columbus, stood upon the heights of Panama and enriched mankind via his excellent geographical discovery, this nice ocean and the islands which its blue waters encircle had remained an international in themselves, undisturbed by means of the increase and fall of continental kingdoms, unknown even to the semi-civilised peoples who dwelt at the neighbouring continental shorelines. yet even if therefore close out from human ken and wrapt in impenetrable secret, we're entitled to presume that in all this time period Nature, either animate and inanimate, were there pleasurable its disbursed half within the Creator's plan, even though no pen has fully
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