Voyages and Wanderings in Far Off Seas and Lands

by Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Shop


In 1861 a 17-year-old John Thomson set sail from Greenock, Scotland, to start a new life on the other side of the world in New Zealand. First published in 1912, Voyages and Wanderings documents his adventures on the Otago goldfields, his discussions with Te Whiti-o-Rongomai at Parihaka and life in between.

Now, his great-great-great niece, Rosy Fenwicke, has republished a second edition of his book, updating it for a modern audience.