Cover; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; ONE: Beginnings in Scotland; TWO: Voyage to New Zealand; THREE: The Excursion to Te Tamaki; FOUR: On the Hauraki Shore; FIVE: Pioneer Pakehas on Motukorea; SIX: Brown & Campbell in Early Auckland, 1841-2; SEVEN: Survival of the Fittest, 1842-4; EIGHT: 'Doing a Large and Lucrative Business', 1845-8; NINE: 'Innocent Abroad'; TEN: Present Adjustments and Future Plans, 1849-51; ELEVEN: 'Doing an Excellent Business'; TWELVE: 'An Independence Secured ... '; THIRTEEN: 'The Thrice-disgusting Pollution of Auckland Polities'
FOURTEEN: A Beginning and an End, 1856-8APPENDIX; A: Deed of Sale for Motukorea; B: Political Parody by Logan Campbell; C: Campbell's Editing of his Earlier Correspondence; D: A Farmer's Possessions, 1853; References; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Sir John Logan Campbell is known as the Father of Auckland; he is synonymous with that city. As this first volume of his biography shows, however, he was not particularly enamoured of a pioneering life or of the settlement in which he led it. His purpose in coming to New Zealand and remaining here was to make enough money to live the life of a leisured gentleman in Europe. By the end of this book, he seemed to have achieved his goal. Campbell left, probably, a more comprehensive set of papers than any other early settler. From them, R.C.J. Stone has told a story which not only re.