The Real McKay: The Remarkable Life of Alexander McKay

The Real McKay: The Remarkable Life of Alexander McKay

by Graham Bishop
     
 

The Scot Alexander McKay arrived in New Zealand in 1863 at the age of twenty-six with just two full years of schooling. Seeking his fortune on the goldfields of the South Island, he developed an eye for the structure and history of the land. Ten years later, he attracted the interest of the pioneer geologist Julius Haast, founder of the Canterbury Museum, who

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The Scot Alexander McKay arrived in New Zealand in 1863 at the age of twenty-six with just two full years of schooling. Seeking his fortune on the goldfields of the South Island, he developed an eye for the structure and history of the land. Ten years later, he attracted the interest of the pioneer geologist Julius Haast, founder of the Canterbury Museum, who offered him his first job in geology, as a field assistant and collector of fossils for the displays of the fledgling museum

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ISBN-13:
9781877372223
Publisher:
Otago University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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