Author(s): John Webster
In its original form the journal covering the period January to July 1847, exists as a pair of handwritten notebooks in the Special Collections of the of the Auckland City Libraries who kindly gave their permission to transcribe and publish this important document covering early Hokianga and New Zealand History. The transcription was
carried out for the Hokianga Historical Society by Owen and Alexa Whaley.
The Journal is rich in its descriptions of people and places on the Hokianga in 1847 and the transcription is dedicated to the descendants and all the people of Hokianga.