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Lysnar, Frances Brewer

New Zealand: the Dear Old Maori Land

New Zealand: the Dear Old Maori Land

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Auckland, N.Z: Brett Printing and Publishing, 1915. Presumed first ed. xii, 268 pages: b&w photos, portraits; 21 cm. Spine a wee bit rolled, minor edge-weq else tight, clean and very good(++). No jacket (as issued?). Hardcover.

A nice copy. Numerous worthwhile b&w full-page photos. Printed on coated stock. "This collection of interesting facts about New Zealand, "The Dear Old Maori Land," also the legendary accounts and descriptions of Maori Life and Customs, and the mysterious migration of the intrepid Polynesian Vikings across the uncharted seas of the Pacific Ocean, have been gathered from various sources and put together with the earnest desire of making these "Fortunate Isles" more widely and better known."—Publisher. ¶ Author Frances Brewer Lysnar (1874-1947) was an American socialite and philanthropist. Born Frances Brewer in New York, she married George Lysnar, a wealthy New Zealand sheep farmer, in 1902. The couple lived in New Zealand for several years before returning to the United States. Known for her philanthropic work, particularly in the area of education, she donated a significant amount of money to Syracuse University, her alma mater, and funded the construction of several buildings on the university's campus. Lysnar also had a keen interest in international relations and was involved in various organizations dedicated to promoting peace and understanding between nations. She served as the president of the American Association for the United Nations, an organization that sought to educate the American public about the United Nations and its work."—Bing.

Maoris -- Histoire. Māori (New Zealand people) Pūrākau. Tāngata. Mātauranga tikanga tāngata. Kōrero nehe. Geographic: New Zealand -- History. Nouvelle-Zélande -- Histoire. New Zealand.

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