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Richards, Rhys

Overview
Works: 63 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 1,209 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Anecdotes  Schedules 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: F880.M54, 338.476753092
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Most widely held works by Rhys Richards
Captain Simon Metcalfe : pioneer fur trader in the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and China, 1787-1794 by Rhys Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Simon Metcalfe (d. 1794) an American sea captain who was the first to hunt sea otters on the Northwest Coast between Alaska and California and to hunt seals on Kerguelen Island in the Antarctic, as well as one of the first to trade between Hawaii and China
Whaling and sealing at the Chatham Islands by Rhys Richards( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not quite extinct : Melanesian bark cloth ('tapa') from western Solomon Islands by Rhys Richards( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honolulu : centre of trans-Pacific trade : shipping arrivals and departures, 1820 to 1840 by Rhys Richards( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracking travelling taonga : a narrative review of how Māori items got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 and 1812, and elsewhere up to 1840 by Rhys Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Very few Maori items with adequate provenances survive from the fifty years between the death of Captain Cook and the start of the colony of New Zealand in 1840. This narrative-review looks at how Pacific maritime history and other sources can be used to track travelling taonga now in museums and other collections around the globe ... This narrative is the product of extensive travel to most of the relevant collections and has required two further years checking and cross-checking a very wide range of sources. Priority has been given to finding taonga and to making their whereabouts better known. Obtaining top quality illustrations in colour was far beyond the resources of this budget venture, but every effort has been made to include over 100 existing illustrations in black and white. Other writers with better resources can now meet the challenge to develop this beginning so that the motifs and styles developed by Maori in the post-Cook years from 1790 to 1840 can be better analyzed and better understood"--Publisher's description
Manu Moriori : human and bird carvings on live Kopi trees on the Chatham Islands by Rhys Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Murihiku' re-viewed : a revised history of Southern New Zealand from 1804 to 1844 by Rhys Richards( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers mainly seal & whale hunting ; & also includes sections on moa hunting & flax trading
Samoa's forgotten whaling heritage : American whaling in Samoan waters, 1824-1878 : a chronological selection of extracts from primary sources, mainly whaling logbooks, journals and contemporary news items by Rhys Richards( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bay of Islands shipping arrivals and departures, 1803-1840 by Rhys Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables: 1. All visits by port of registry -- 2. All visits by trade -- 3. The growth of whaling -- Chronological list of vessels 1803-1840
The Foveaux whaling yarns of Yankee Jack : Burr Osborn's adventures in southern New Zealand, 1845 by Rhys Richards( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moriori : origins, lifestyles and language by Rhys Richards( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although they were the last part of the habitable world to receive human residents, the Chatham Islands at 44 degrees south, are windy and wet, but in no way sub-Antarctic. Tradition records that four double-canoes drifted to 'Rekohu', apparently before AD 1500, after which no further canoes and people arrived for three to four hundred years. The canoe people were all East Polynesians who mixed to become Tch Hiti and later were called Moriori. Despite their tropical origins, they soon developed sophisticated lifestyles as efficient hunter- gatherers who shifted from place to place in small groups to make the best use of seasonably available resources. Their foods came mainly from the sea and the lakes, plus prolific kopi nuts and fern roots. They developed simple tools well suited to their mobile lifestyles. There were at least 2,000 Moriori when the first foreigners visited in 1791, followed by sealers from about 1810. Two Maori tribes fleeing from musket wars in New Zealand invaded Rekohu in 1835. The Moriori, a very sacred people, obeyed their traditional vows never to kill anyone, so not one of the Maori invaders was killed. However in order to establish their perceived rights of conquest, the Maori killed over 200 Moriori and enslaved the survivors, who were often treated harshly. Few Moriori women had Moriori children. Slavery continued until 1855 and intimidation until about 1870. By then most of the Moriori had died, disheartened and deserted by their gods, while foreign diseases killed many. The few Moriori who had survived, under 100, were treated as doomed, and in 1870 the Land Courts allowed them only 3% of their former land. The last Moriori without any foreign genes died in 1933. By then the Moriori language was extinct. A few words had been collected before 1887, but no grammar. These remnants show that the Moriori language was closely similar to Maori, but with very different pronunciation, and was also similar to the old language of Easter Island."--Publisher's description
Sealing in the southern oceans 1788-1833 : twelve articles, chapters and notes written from 1977 to 2006 by Rhys Richards( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prehistoric Man preyed on seals and related sea mammals so heavily that few survived except on uninhabitable coasts and islands far off shore. After 1750 the London-based Honourable East India Company began searching widely for whatever products they could sell on the fickle Canton market in order to buy China goods, especially tea. Captain Cook's last voyage established that the Chinese were keen to buy 'fine furs' such as sea otters and prime sealskins. In the bonanza rush that ensued to exploit the seals wherever they could be found, the fur trade was soon dominated by the smaller, more nimble, American merchant captains. To obtain seal skins for 'Peking Wraps' and 'London Hats', the American sealers explored the ends of the earth, including the subantarctic islands south of New Zealand, all the islands in the southern Indian Ocean, and even penetrated beyond into the Antarctic. The hardships borne by these sealers were very much the stuff of real life romance. This global review of the sealing trade shows that the sealers killed at least seven million seals, which is far more than previously estimated. This has required an adjustment of the base lines, with a big increase in estimates of the number of fur seals alive before commercial sealing began, and a sharp reduction in their rate of recovery so far."--Back cover
Foreign visitors to the Cook Islands 1773 to 1840 = Nga Papa'a mua ki teia nga pa enua by Rhys Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the foreign explorers, traders, missionaries and whalemen began to visit the Cook Islands. Seen from the shore with a Cook Islander's perspective, these early visits were brief and erratic. Gradually however more frequent and longer visits brought in foreign influences, some good and some bad. The prime task for the generation of Cook Islanders alive from 1800 to 1840 was how to make sense of this erratic parade of foreign visits, and how to adapt to the introduction of new ideas, new technologies, and new religions, and how to cope despite the new diseases. Initially the Cook Islands chiefs and the missionaries worked well together to provide a safe welcome, with effective law and order on shore, and a reliable if modest supply of cheap provisions. This security ashore proved very attractive to American and other whaling captains. Their needs were mainly for firewood, fresh water and food, but there were so many of them that they had a big impact locally. I have tried to present the fragmented and widely scattered raw source materials in what is, I hope, an accessible and readable form. Short summaries of the visits made by the discoverers, traders, early missionaries and whalers are followed by three annexes. Annex A has details of early trading visits from Port Jackson 1808 to 1840. Annex B records the known trading visits, mainly American, from 1824 to 1840. Annex C has details from logbooks and journals etc, mostly of American whaleships, that include visits to the Cook Islands between 1826 and the end of 1840"--Publisher's description
Bold captains : trans-pacific exploration and trade: 1780-1830 by Rhys Richards( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...In one generation, from 1780 to 1830, the early traders were often explorers themselves. This book explores how 25 colourful but barely-known traders expanded Pacific trade"--Back cover
Tahiti and the Society Islands : shipping arrivals and departures, 1767 to 1852 by Rhys Richards( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moriori language of the ancestors on the Chatham Islands = Reo Moriori o ngā karapuna o Rekohu( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of all the main linguistic and related information about the language spoken by the Moriori of the Chatham Islands
The Austral Islands : history, art and art history by Rhys Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A detailed study of the history of the Austral Islands situated in the Southern part of French Polynesia. Geographically, they consist of two separate archipelagos, namely in the northwest the Tubuai Islands (French: Iles Tubuai) consisting of the Iles Maria, Rimatara, Rurutu, Tubuai Island proper and Raivavae or Raevavae, and in the southeast the Bass Islands (French: Iles basses) composed of the main island of Rapa Iti and the small Marotiri. The book is in three parts. Part one consists of "a sequence of comments, made by the earliest foreign visitors, mainly in their own words." This aquaints the reader with the pre-colonial heritage of the area. Part Two is a collection of colour photos of early Austral Islands art held at the British Museum. Part Three provides personal comments by Rhys Richards and art history essays about specific classes of artifacts."--Publisher's description
Jorgen Jorgenson's observations on Pacific trade and sealing and whaling in Australian and New Zealand waters before 1805 by Jørgen Jürgensen( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easter Island 1793 to 1861 : observations by early visitors before the slave raids by Rhys Richards( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of disasters : the Chatham Islands from 1866 to 1875( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chatham Island historians, Rhys Richards and Bill Carter, have compiled a book sourced almost entirely from the National Library's Papers Past website, the Library’s digitised newspaper collections. "A Decade of Disasters reads more like a novel and is based on the tumultuous times for the Chatham Islands from 1866 to 1875. It was also the first time New Zealand newspapers found them a source of interest," says Rhys Richards. Papers Past allowed us to easily source first hand accounts from the island correspondent of the Hawkes Bay Herald," says Bill Carter "More importantly, the mass of material enabled us to deduce from style and literary quotations who the man was who had written these reports." The book tells of the Māori and Moriori populations, drastically reduced by disease introduced from visiting ships, and a small group of sheep farmers, and what they had imposed on them by the New Zealand Government. A penal colony of about 200 troublesome East Coast Māori were held there without trial. The reports show they proved, however, to be industrious and well behaved, in marked contrast with the motley crew of military guards who spent most of their time drinking and playing cards, as well as stealing Government property. The book includes some of the first photographs taken by Samuel Barker in 1873, W H Rau in 1874 and Alfred Martin in 1877."--Publisher's description
 
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Sealing in the southern oceans 1788-1833 : twelve articles, chapters and notes written from 1977 to 2006
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Tahiti and the Society Islands : shipping arrivals and departures, 1767 to 1852Easter Island 1793 to 1861 : observations by early visitors before the slave raidsA decade of disasters : the Chatham Islands from 1866 to 1875
Alternative Names
Rhys Richards diplomaat uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Richards, Rhys Morgan

ريس ريتشاردز

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English (60)