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Notebook; XMM.269

Notebook; XMM.269
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Notebook; a notebook consists of a folder-like cover and containing several strings inside the spine for holding loose leafed papers, of which four remain in situ. The cover is made of embossed, purple leather and inside is a black and gold embossed leather name plate reading 'J H BUMBY'.

The Reverend John Hewgill Bumby arrived in New Zealand in 1839 to succeed Nathaniel Turner as Chairman of the New Zealand mission. He was accompanied by his sister Mary Bumby, who is credited with introducing the honey bee to New Zealand. After only a year of service, Bumby was tragically drowned on his way home from Kawhia. Travelling up the east coast by canoe, his craft capsized near Tamaki. Thirteen of his Maori crew were also drowned.

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Medium and Materials
19 x 11.5 x 2.5cm
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Collection of Mangungu Mission House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
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John Bumby

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