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Look Inside Memoirs of the Life and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden of Paramatta, Senior Chaplain of New South Wales

Memoirs of the Life and Labours of the Rev. Samuel Marsden of Paramatta, Senior Chaplain of New South Wales
And of his Early Connexion with the Missions to New Zealand and Tahiti

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108038911

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  • The Revd Samuel Marsden (1765–1838) was an influential religious figure in Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti. Educated at St John's College, Cambridge, and having spent time in Australia as a missionary to convicts and aborigines, from 1814 until his death he worked as a missionary to the Maori in New Zealand. First published in 1858, this biography, which uses Marsden's own letters and memoirs by friends and colleagues to explore his life and work, was edited by the historian J. B. Marsden (1803–70) who was not in fact related to his subject. Vivid and anecdotal, the work reveals Marsden's strong religious beliefs and his dedication to the welfare of the war-torn native peoples, even though his activities were not always popular. The editorial commentary sets Marsden's work within a social and historical context, and the study concludes with some appendixes documenting his lasting influence on New Zealand and Tahiti.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108038911
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early life of Mr. Samuel Marsden
    2. Discovery and early history of New South Wales
    3. Mr. Marsden appointed to the Magistracy
    4. Various measures devised for the benefit of New South Wales
    5. Return to the colony
    6. Mr. Marsden's correspondence with the London Missionary Society
    7. Death of Duaterra
    8. Tooi and Teteree
    9. Fourth visit to New Zealand
    10. Aborigines
    11. Death of Dr. Mason Good
    12. State of New South Wales
    13. Mr. Marsden's ministerial pursuits and journeys
    14. Character of Mr. Marsden
    Appendix I
    Appendix II.

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    J. B. Marsden

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