Journal and photocopy, William Colenso

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A journal written by William Colenso. A label affixed to the front cover of the journal reads: Sundry rough sketches of Journey to Cape Reinga & back in this Book also what Capt[ain] Hobson said to the Natives at the Signing the Treaty at Waitangi.

The booklet includes: lists of Māori words and phrases, some with English translations; sketches of landscapes and villages, some with annotations, including a sketch of Waitangi; lists of food and sundries and their costs; and diary entries dated between Wednesday 20 March - April 16.

There is a photocopy of the journal housed in the same box as the original document.
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Blue/grey cardboard cover, unlined booklet with string binding, handwritten in brown ink and pencil.
Length x Width x Height: 173 x 110 x 11mm
H.B. ART GALLERY / & MUSEUM LIBRARY / Presented by / Mrs M. Simcox / Date 22 May 1967, Bookplate, Printed
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gifted by Mrs. Martin Simcox
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5970, m67/23 c, 66224

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