[COMPLETE] - Travels in New Zealand by Ernest Dieffenbach - annise

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Post by gailtv » October 18th, 2018, 6:35 pm

Travels in New Zealand with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history of that country, Vol. I by Ernest Dieffenbach (1811 - 1855).

This project is now complete. All files can be downloaded from the catalog page here:https://librivox.org/travels-in-new-zealand-by-ernst-dieffenbach/
“Let the reader imagine a deep lake of a blue colour, surrounded by verdant hills; in the lake several islets, some showing the bare rock, others covered with shrubs, while on all of them steam issued from a hundred openings between the green foliage without impairing its freshness: on the opposite side a flight of broad steps of the colour of white marble with a rosy tint, and a cascade of boiling water falling over them into the lake!”

Such is Ernest Dieffenbach’s description of his first glance of the White Terraces in Lake Rotomahana, see cover image.

Johann Karl Ernst Dieffenbach (aka Ernest) traveled to New Zealand between 1839 and 1841 employed by the New Zealand Company as naturalist. He traveled in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island and extensively throughout the North Island at an early time in European settlement. In Volume I of “Travels in New Zealand” he describes his travels, integrating his observations of the natural world with the progress of colonisation, and a humane account of the Māori people that he met and their culture, settlements and inter-tribal politics. He made an important contribution to the early knowledge of the New Zealand flora and fauna, with his collections eventually being lodged in the British Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Note: Māori words have been pronounced as spelled in the text, which is occasionally different to modern spelling and pronunciation.
(summary by Gail Timmerman-Vaughan)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/travelsinnewzeal01diefrich/page/n5
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Johann Karl Ernest Dieffenbach) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Dieffenbach

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    [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 29
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    [*]Original publication date (if known): 1843
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  • "Chapter [number] of Travels in New Zealand with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history of that country, Vol. I. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Last edited by gailtv on May 1st, 2019, 2:47 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Post by gailtv » October 18th, 2018, 6:36 pm

The DPL for this project is craigdav1.
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Post by craigdav1 » October 18th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Leaving a cookie crumb.

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Post by annise » October 18th, 2018, 7:12 pm

All setup - I shortened the filename greatly and suggested you read a shortened project name in all but the first saying.
The second part is optional, but the filename was too big to use

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Post by gailtv » October 18th, 2018, 9:31 pm

Hi Anne -

Thanks! So super speedy.

Thanks for shortening the title for the 2nd and subsequent Chapters. I almost did that when editing the html code but thought I would leave that executive decision to you.

Cheers

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Post by gailtv » November 2nd, 2018, 2:50 pm

Good morning -

Section 1, Preface and Chapter I, has been uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/travelsinnewzealand1_01_dieffenbach_128kb.mp3
31:53.8, 90.8 dB

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Post by craigdav1 » November 2nd, 2018, 4:21 pm

1 PL OK!

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Post by gailtv » November 14th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Hi -

Section 2 has been uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/travelsinnewzealand1_02_dieffenbach_128kb.mp3
23:26.1, 89.4 dB

Thanks

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Post by craigdav1 » November 14th, 2018, 6:09 pm

2 PL OK!

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Post by gailtv » November 15th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Good morning (NZ time) -

Here is Section 03.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/travelsinnewzealand1_03_dieffenbach_128kb.mp3
21 min 29.0 sec, 89.7 dB.

Thanks for listening.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 15th, 2018, 4:15 pm

3 PL OK.

Good evening (Chi time)

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Post by gailtv » November 16th, 2018, 8:49 pm

Hi Again --

I've uploaded Section 04.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/travelsinnewzealand1_04_dieffenbach_128kb.mp3
20 min 46 sec, 89.4 dB.

Speaking of Chi time - is Turkey Day this coming Thursday or next?

Thanks for listening. It may be a couple of weeks before the next installment -- quite busy for the next couple of weekends, which includes going to Marlborough (Cloudy Bay) but not to Ships Cove (Queen Charlotte Sound).

Cheers

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Post by craigdav1 » November 16th, 2018, 9:27 pm

4 PL OK.

T-Day is the 22nd. I will be traveling quite a bit starting on the 22nd (until January) and I may be offline some days.

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Post by gailtv » December 1st, 2018, 3:14 pm

Hi -

Section 05 is uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/travelsinnewzealand1_05_dieffenbach_128kb.mp3
20:51.4, 88.9 dB

I hope it is OK.

Cheers, and thanks for listening.

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Post by craigdav1 » December 1st, 2018, 3:52 pm

5 PL OK.

Hope your travels were as enjoyble as mine (missed a snowstorm).

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