Taka: A Vignette Life of William Tucker 1784-1817 : Convict, Sealer, Trader in Human Heads, Otago Settler, New Zealand's First Art Dealer

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Port Daniel Press, 2005 - Art dealers - 157 pages
 

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Contents

From the shadows
9
Boy in trouble 11
11
Goodbye to Old England 17
17
Escape 31
31
Sealer in southern New Zealand 35
35
The Penantipodes 40
40
Whither Tucker 45
45
Landfall on the Dunedin coast 53
53
Finale 94
94
The feud roils on 99
99
Tucker in history 102
102
Tuckers shipmates on the Governor King in 1805
107
Two court cases concerning events at Ragged Rock the Isle of Wight and Port Daniel
110
Documents concerning a court case James Byrne v Edward Williams William Tucker 1812
116
Editorial in the Sydney Gazette concerning the sealers trade with Maori for artefacts
121
Letters in the Sydney Gazette concerning the trade in heads and William Tucker
124

Tucker and the Brothers gang 63
63
Trouble in New Zealand 69
69
South to the subantarctic 73
73
Man about Sydney Town convict at Newcastle 77
77
Hobart Town and southern New Zealand 84
84
Settler at Whareakeake 88
88
Charles Creed MS papers 128
128
The crew of the Sophia on her visit to Otago
133
Otago Witness 21 August 1858 Adventure at Otago Forty Years Ago
134
Bibliography picture credits
138
Index
147
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