Publisher description for Te Waimana : the spring of mana : Tuhoe history and the colonial encounter / Jeffrey Sissons.

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This book is a history of the British Enderby settlement on the Auckland Islands 1849-52 and its associated whaling venture. Isolation, a stormswept climate, unproductive soil, inexperienced crews, drunkenness and above all an unexpected shortage of whales meant the raw colony ran into trouble and the parent company found itself facing disaster. Two special commissioners were sent to either close the venture down or move it elsewhere, and a bitter struggle developed, with Charles Enderby refusing to admit defeat and Governor Sir George Grey reluctantly becoming involved. Nevertheless the settlement collapsed, and the few Maori settlers on the islands, who had preceded and benefited from the colonists’ presence, left soon after. Little trace of the colony remains, and the Auckland Islands are much as they were before Charles Enderby attempted to realise his dream: uninhabited, isolated, wild and beautiful, and now of World Heritage status.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Ngåai Tåuhoe (New Zealand people) -- History.
Ngåai Tåuhoe (New Zealand people) -- Government relations.
Ngåai Tåuhoe (New Zealand people) -- Social conditions.
Waimana (N.Z.) -- History.
Waimana (N.Z.) -- Politics and government.
New Zealand -- Race relations.