And Not To Yield: The Story of a New Zealand Family 1840-1940
This is a second-hand copy of the book And Not To Yield: The Story of a New Zealand Family 1840-1940 by Thorna Parker. It is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. The dust jacket is covered in a non-adhesive PVC cover to keep it safe. This can easily be removed as it is only folded in place.
From the inside flap:
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" epitomises the theme of this fascinating, wide-ranging personal account by a fourth-generation New Zealander whose forebears arrived with the first colonists in 1840.
The author, Thora Melita Parker (née Jenkins), helped by family diaries and memoirs, takes the family story to 1940. Gathering the material meant travelling from Spirits Bay in the north to Mil- ford Sound in the south.
She combines a penetrating, inquiring research with a fine sense of the romantic in the portrayal of general pioneering in New Zealand. History comes alive in the stories of land development; the Tarawera eruption in which a relative was killed; and shipwreck.
The intriguing enterprise of the Maoris' trip to England with her great-grandfather, William Jenkins and fellow colonists in 1863, is here told from the family's point of view for the first time, with glimpses of Victorian England, and the trip's ultimate effect on Maoridom.
Harry, William's grandson, took a prominent part in the pioneering of the milking machine in dairy farming in New Zealand and overseas.
A touch of romance is introduced in the relating of 30 years of adventurous boating in Auckland, the Bay of Islands, and cruising in the Pacific in well-known boats.
An unusual finale in the Solomon Islands gives evidence of the missionary zeal William Jenkins inspired in succeeding generations of the family.
Condition: this is a used book in good condition. It is well bound and undamaged. Pages may have yellowed a bit with age. Some small signs of age spots/foxing on the outer edge and on the reverse of the dust jacket. The dust jacket is intact and in good condition but possibly faded.
Publisher: David Bateman
Published Year: 1987
Book Condition: used book (good)
Jacket condition: good