“By Bible, Hammer & Compass, Pacific Adventures of James and William Puckey, 1796-1827: carpenters–missionaries–mariners”, by Adrienne Puckey
ISBN 978-1-927329-16-0. NZD $35. Postage within NZ $5.00 (plus $3.70 for rural delivery if applicable). Overseas postage at cost. Wholesale terms on request.
“Congratulations to all those involved in the book’s publication, for the great work in the wonderful supporting illustrations … I wholeheartedly commend this book.” Rev Dr Allan Davidson, St John’s Theological College.
“There was a story here, waiting to be told, but one which past generations would not, could not tell….Since I began to read….I have been absorbed in this story….I love this book”. Professor Peter Lineham, Massey University.
238 pages. Includes specially-commissioned maps, b&w and colour images, and a comprehensive index & bibliography. 6” x 9” format, soft cover, perfect bound
Kerikeri Mission Heritage Landmark site was a meeting place that attracted a wide variety of people. This book adds a layer of history to what has been written previously, bringing out from obscurity the less visible characters’ contributions.
Missionary, carpenter and mariner brothers, James and William Puckey from Cornwall, led adventurous lives in the Pacific in the late 1700s and early 1800s, and died unsung tragic deaths. Their lives intersected with earliest intentional settlement of Europeans in Tahiti, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, where cultures and spaces met, collided or were negotiated.
1 Early Life in Cornwall, 1771-96
2 British Maritime Exploration and Religion, 1767-96
3 Into the Deep: The Sea Journey, 1796-97
4 First Encounters in Tahiti, 1797
5 Confronting Reality, 1797-98
6 Refugee Missionaries in Australia, 1798-1801
7 William’s Years Back in England, 1799-1815
8 Return to Australia, 1815-19
9 The Kerikeri Years, 1819-26
10 A Lonely End in Sydney, 1826-27