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Author Conroy, Thom, 1969- author
Title The naturalist : a novel / Thom Conroy
Imprint [Sydney, NSW] : ReadHowYouWant, [2015]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PR9639.4.C653 N38 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020501185
Descript iv, 595 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Note "EasyRead Large 16"
Originally published: Auckland, New Zealand : Vintage, 2014
"Novel based on the life of Dr. Ernest Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast"--Publisher information
This fascinating novel chronicles the moving story based on the real life of Dr Ernst Dieffenbach: scientist, explorer, revolutionary, outcast. In championing freedom and equality, Ernst Dieffenbach was rewarded with exile, first from Giessen, then Strasbourg, then Zurich. Stranded in London, he decided his only way to return to his beloved home in Prussia was to redeem his reputation. He hoped to do so by becoming the naturalist for Colonel Wakefield's 1839 expedition to New Zealand to buy land for colonists eager to settle. But as Dieffenbach was to discover, many of the local Maori with whom the land purchases were to be made were themselves exiled. Dieffenbach's journey was to become a struggle for a home, for love and for his belief in the equality of all people, regardless of race. Featuring Darwin, Charles Heaphy, and the notorious Maori chief Te Rauparaha, The Naturalist connects New Zealand's past with world history and brings alive the story of this remarkable man
Subject Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855 -- Fiction
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 -- Fiction
Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881 -- Fiction
Te Rauparaha, 1770?-1849 -- Fiction
Explorers -- New Zealand -- Fiction
Naturalists -- New Zealand -- Fiction
Equality -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Maori (New Zealand people) -- History -- Fiction
New Zealand -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882. fast (OCoLC)fst00029136
Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855. fast (OCoLC)fst01688159
Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881. fast (OCoLC)fst00182647
Te Rauparaha, 1770?-1849. fast (OCoLC)fst00086417
Equality. fast (OCoLC)fst00914456
Explorers. fast (OCoLC)fst00918556
Maori (New Zealand people) fast (OCoLC)fst01008566
Naturalists. fast (OCoLC)fst01034543
Race relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01086509
New Zealand. fast (OCoLC)fst01204542
1800-1899 fast
Historical fiction. lcgft
New Zealand fiction -- 21st century
Biographical fiction. gsafd
Fiction. fast (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. fast (OCoLC)fst01726640
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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