Manuscript - Haselden - Harden; 19-92


Manuscript - Haselden - Harden

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This manuscript is an original handwritten story.

Title: A Christmas Story, 1862 or A Chapter of Accidents
Author: Durante

Durante was a pseudonym for Mary Sabin Harden nee Haselden.

This is a true story that Mary wrote about her journey home to Te Ari for Christmas 1862. The cutter could not enter the Mangawhai Harbour and dropped her party at Whangarei Heads. They walked from there to their home at Te Arai. Mary changed the names of the people and places.

This manuscript is part of a collection donated by Margaret and Theo Syben.

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