29 JANUARY 1910, Page 50

Sixty Years in New Zealand. By A. Hope Black. (Hodder

and Stoughton. 6s.)—This is not a book of which a reviewer is anxious to make an estimate. Mr. Black has seen much of New Zealand, of the Maori and the white man. He thinks highly, we gather of the Maori character,—" one of the most noble and intellectual of savage nations" is his valuation of them. But he does not think very highly of the influences which have been brought to bear on them. Apart from this subject, which is, indeed, too thorny to be handled by an outsider, there are various stories of adventure, of war, and of New Zealand life generally. These every reader will be able to enjoy.