Historical information

Author Te Manuwir was also known as Albert Edward Davidson.

This book is also associated with Edwin J. Cannon whose inscriptions and drawings appear on some pages.

Physical description

Hard cloth covered book of 194 pages. The book tells stories from the 19th century by a man, who, as young migrant in the 1840s, was educated with Maori schoolfellows. Of particular interest in this book are the inscriptions and drawings by former Ballarat School of Mines Student Edwin (Ted) Cannon who was killed during World War One.

.2) A New Year card inside the books is from Eileen Doolan of Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania, Christmas 1936.

Inscriptions & markings

Inside front: 'January 2nd 1908. To Edwin Joseph Cannon 610 Acot St Ballarat Victoria Australia from his dear father.'

'E.J. Cannon Ascot St Ballarat south'

E. Cannon (with sketch)

'S.E. Doolan'

Stamped 'F. Cannon'

Inside back cover: '2nd January 1908 Presented to:- Master Edwin Joseph Cannon by his father.