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Wet To The Skin [Again]: The 1857-66 journal of Dr Matthew Morris, early Canterbury shepherd, drover and doctor

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Wet To The Skin [Again]: The 1857-66 journal of Dr Matthew Morris, early Canterbury shepherd, drover and doctor

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Matthew Morris was born in Sussex, England in 1832 and arrived in Wellington, January 1857 on the ship Rose of Sharon. He moved to Lyttelton and Christchurch, then worked as a 'cadet' for John Oakden at Acheron Bank, a sheep station in the Rakaia Gorge, until December 1859, followed by a year at Rockwood Station near the Rakaia River. He then worked as a sheep drover in Central Otago for several months in 1860, and as a stock drover in Canterbury until June 1861. This was followed by a few months at Shepherd's Bush in South Canterbury working for Thomas Moorhouse. He worked as a medical practitioner with Dr Coward of Christchurch for 9 months in 1862, then had his own medical practice at Leithfield, followed by Amberley, where he died in September 1918.

Author: Stapylton-Smith, Mary (ed)
Publication date: 01/12/2018
Imprint: Small New Zealand Publisher