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George Grey

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At several such places we landed, but always found the ascent to the interior so covered with large loose rocks that it would have been impossible to have disembarked stores or stock on any.

— George Grey

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To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.

— George Grey

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In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach, beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country, and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands of every variety of form.

— George Grey

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Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia, but also the most valuable plants of every description.

— George Grey

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The Slave Trade, though nominally abolished, is actively pursued here, eighty-three slaves having been landed just before my arrival, and another cargo during my stay.

— George Grey

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He took pains to show Māori that he observed the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi assuring them that their land rights would be fully recognised. He oversaw the colony during a difficult formative period. Here he planted a huge array of exotic trees and shrubs acclimatised many bird and animal species and amassed a celebrated collection of rare books and manuscripts artworks and curiosities and artefacts from the Māori people over whom he had ruled.

Sir George Grey KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898) was a soldier explorer Governor of South Australia twice Governor of New Zealand Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa) the 11th Premier of New Zealand and a writer.

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