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Sailors, Saints & Sinners: the Hall Family in Hull and New Zealand, 1795-1907
  

Sailors, Saints & Sinners: the Hall Family in Hull and New Zealand, 1795-1907 (Paperback)

By Taylor, Moira

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An escape on foot from captivity in France in 1810, the attempted murder of a young wife in New Zealand and a heroic death in the Transvaal in 1880 are just three of the extraordinary stories recounted in Sailors, Settlers & Sinners. Beginning in the port of Hull in East Yorkshir... read full description below.

ISBN 9781916113701
Barcode 9781916113701
Published 1 May 2019 by NZ / SP Author Self Published
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781916113701
ISBN-10
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Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Publication Date 1 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Taylor, Moira
Category Genealogy
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 412
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Dewey Code 929.2
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An escape on foot from captivity in France in 1810, the attempted murder of a young wife in New Zealand and a heroic death in the Transvaal in 1880 are just three of the extraordinary stories recounted in Sailors, Settlers & Sinners. Beginning in the port of Hull in East Yorkshire during the French Revolution, it traces the life of George Hall, a mariner captured during the Napoleonic Wars, the maritime careers of his two sons, George and Thomas, at the highpoint of Britain's expansion as a world power and, finally, life in the new colony of New Zealand, where his youngest son, John, becomes prime minister.

Private letters and personal journals bring to life the hopes and aspirations, trials and despair of this rich parade of characters and their stories of adventure, false identity, primitive surgery, adultery, drug abuse, high political achievement and low political manoeuvring. Settings and scenes range from parties in the port of Hull to the plague-ridden streets of Constantinople, from fur-trapping in Vancouver to high-country sheep farming and early government in New Zealand. Packed with incident and telling detail and lavishly illustrated with portraits, photographs, documents and maps, Sailors, Settlers & Sinners will appeal to anyone interested in family, maritime and political history.

The author, Moira Taylor (nee Hall), is the great-great-granddaughter of Captain George Hall who escaped from France in 1810 and the great-granddaughter of Captain Thomas Williamson Hall, who settled as a pastoralist in Timaru, New Zealand.

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