Put Him in the Longboat - An Account of the Life of Edward Main Chaffers - Master Rn - a Founder of Wellington And the First Harbour Master by Doug Edwards

Put Him in the Longboat - An Account of the Life of Edward Main Chaffers - Master Rn - a Founder of Wellington And the First Harbour Master by Doug Edwards

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This 80 page booklet records the little-known, but significant, impact Edward Main Chaffers had on the foundation and developmentv of Wellington, NZ, although he lived there only two years, 1839/41. He had earlier visited NZ as fourth officer of the Beagle on its 1831/36 Darwin voyaging. He resigned his master's RN commission in 1839 to command the NZ Company bark Tory bringing settlers to the Wellington area. He unbdertook much coastal survey work including Wellington Harbour and Tory Channel, as well as similar work further afield. Later Wellington harbourmaster and became involved in colony's politics. In 1841, after a dispute over his Wellington duties, Chaffers returned to England and the RN. His name features in several Wellington locations, but little has previously been written of him. This 1989 GP Books Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780477014403 SKU: 1074387 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.