May's Guide to Farming in New Zealand
Hocken Bliss UA15 M
Auckland: G.T. Chapman
‘At the urgent request of a number of friends, this Guide to Farming in New Zealand has been compiled…’. So writes Joseph May (1816-1890) in his introduction to this work published by the Auckland bookseller and publisher George Chapman in 1869. And this man of the soil had many friends, who no doubt purchased a copy. May was a Member of Parliament for the Auckland Region. He was also a Member of the Auckland Provincial Council, and of the Auckland Executive Council. His sentiment surrounding ‘the value of a garden’ makes for quaint reading.
Joseph May, “May's Guide to Farming in New Zealand,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 1, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11385.