Peter Elliott retraces the steps of early New Zealand explorers.
Goldminer Alpheus J Barrington's journey around the Lake Wakatipu region of the South Island in 1863, recounting the tale from his journal.
William Colenso's journey in 1841 to 1842 around the East Cape, through the Urewera, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Northland regions recounting the tale from Colenso's diary.
Charles Heaphy's journey around the rugged West Coast of the South Island in 1846 recounting the tale from Heaphy's diary.
Thomas Brunner - A settler of Nelson, Brunner travelled for over 500 days down the West Coast in the 1840s with Maori Kehu and Pikewati. He traced the extent of the Buller River and got as far south as Paringa. Suffering a stroke on the return journey, he was half carried by Kehu to Nelson.