Episodes in the life of livestock breeder and politician Alfred Saunders selected and arranged by his two youngest daughters, firstly in Nelson and later in Canterbury. First published in 1927, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 236 pages, with index. NEW
A story of the early Maori of the Nelson District, and its association with Europeans prior to 1842, supplemented with a list of Maori place names. First published in 1937 this is a facsimle reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 143 pages. NEW
A collection of articles from the Nelson Evening Mail about the history of the Collingwood goldfields and early Motueka. Rare. Very fine copy.
R.Lucas & Son Ltd., Nelson, 1933. Thin card covers. 62 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the pioneers of the area revolving around two interlinked families, Washbourne and Caldwell, whose decendants still live in Golden Bay. Short tear to top of DJ.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
Community the story of Riverside 1941-1991. Celebrates the 50th anniversary of a community which started as a pacifist co-operative. From the start this community tried to show that there was an alternative to a violent and competitive society. Aranui-Parklands Community stamp and previous owner's signature on front endpaper.
Riverside Community, Lower Moutere, 1991. Softback, illustrated, 217 pages. SECONDHAND
Selected from the 'Nelson Evening Mail' this is a series of interesting articles on the history of the region mostly Golden Bay.
Nelson Mail Ltd., 1948. Hardback, no dust jacket. 155 pages. SECONDHAND
Selected from the 'Nelson Evening Mail' this is a series of interesting articles on the history of the region mostly Golden Bay. First published in 1948, this is a facsimile reprint, with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 162 pages, with new index. NEW
Begins with the days of the Maori, and goes on through the visits of Tasman, Cook and D'Urville to consider the Wakefield system of colonisation as applied in Nelson and the early history of the colony. Contains an excellent account of the Wairau affair and details of the German settlers in the Moutere. Illustrations.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 458 pages. SECONDHAND
A profusely illustrated history of Nelson and district from pre European days through the achievement of modest comfort in the nineteenth century to economic growth and increasing diversity.
Cape Catley Ltd., Whatamango Bay, Marlborough, 1997. Softback. 261 pages. SECONDHAND
A human and readable account of the early days in the Nelson back country. Many historic illustrations. This copy has a dustjacket with chips and some tears.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 428 pages. SECONDHAND
The final book in the Footprints series is a varied and interesting history of many facets of Nelson's rural hinterland, with a special emphasis on the early part of the twentieth century.
Nikau Press, Nelson, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND
Nelson was the first Wakefield settlement in the South Island. The author describes the trials and tribulations of its pioneers and their descendants through to the end of World War II. Also includes Upper Moutere, Murchison, Collingwood, Rai Valley, Dovedale and chapters on pioneers Sarah Sharp, Francis Holder, Henry Deck and Thomas Smith
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket, illustrated, 255 pages. SECONDHAND.
A history of the establishment and settlement of Tahuna and Tahunanui, including Ryder's Flax Mill, Lime kilns, Tahuna port, Nelson Railway. Of interest to family historians, illustrated with black and white photographs. Previous owner's name on contents page.
Privately published, Nelson, 1991 reprint. Softback, 231 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the western coastlines of Tasman Bay in Nelson province, from the Motueka river to Separation Point and beyond. Illustrations. Scarce.
John MacIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated history of the Nelson district of Wakapuaka and of the pioneer settlers from 1842 onwards. Great source of genealogical and family history information. With index. First published in 1977, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 111 pages. NEW
A comprehensive and illustrated history of the Nelson Acclimatisation Society by a long serving member. The society oversaw many important introductions of sporting and game animals.
Nelson Acclimatisation Society, 1981. Softback. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
The Perano family operated shore whaling stations inside the narrow entrance to Tory Channel in Cook Strait, utalising small high speed whale chasing boats. This extensively illustrated book is an outstanding chronicle of a unique industry.
A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
In the eastern hills behind Nelson lies the rugged country of the Mineral Belt including the strange Dun Mountain. This is the story of attempts to mine the minerals and the railway built to take ore to the sea.
Nikau Press, Nelson, 1987. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND
An extremely well researched local history more than 20 years in the making, mostly the history of the ups and downs of the fruit industry and its port at Mapua. This copy signed by the author.
General Printing Services, Nelson, 1990. Softback. 406 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete history of the Cobb River power scheme in the high and remote Nelson back country. From the start in 1933 it took 22 years to fully complete and involved an number of engineering firsts. First published in 1994 this is the third edition facimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 496 pages. NEW
The story of the search for the quartz reef inland from the Heaphy coast first reported by Government geologists in 1908. A marvellous tale of the lengths men will go to in search of their own El Dorado.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2013. Softback. 243 pages. NEW
The centennial history of the settlement of the Rai Valley, Marlborough Province from the beginning in 1881. History of timber milling and farming and much genealogical information.
Express Printing Works, Blenheim, 1980. Softback. 99 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the Murchison district from earliest times, through the gold digging days to bush felling and farming and the end of pioneer isolation. Signed by the auuthor.
Murchison Historical and Museum Society, Nelson, 1976. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated. 262 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the story of Marlborough man Jim Eyles who as a thirteen year old discovered the Wairau Bar Moa Hunter site and its rich treasure of some of the earliest known human artifacts in New Zealand.
River Press, Dunedin, 2007. Softback. 256 pages. NEW.
Records the local legands and traditions of Marlborough Maori, particularly the lower reaches of the Wairau valley and to the sounds area from Cloudy Bay to Havelock. Mr Elvy writes with authority. This copy is without dust jacket.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1957. Hardback, no dust jacket. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
An authoratitive account of Maori life related particularly to the lower reaches of the Wairau Valley and to the Sounds from Cloudy Bay over to Havelock. First published in 1957, this is a facimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 120 pages. NEW
Centennial memorial history covering the first 100 years of British settlement in the province and the way the people of the district contributed towards the development of NZ as a whole. Slight marks to first few pages. THIS COPY WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1940. Hardback, no dust jacket. 431 pages. SECONDHAND
The classic NZ Centennial text on the history of the province from the early whaling days to the 1940s. Illustrations and maps. First published in 1940, this is a facsimile reprint of that edition.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 431 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the Guard family and their adventures in the Marlborough Sounds, from the time when Jacky Guard set up his whaling camp at Te Awaiti in Tory Channel in 1830. Illustrated with numerous photographs.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Sydney, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Charles Goulter and his sheep run Hawkesbury near Renwicktown that was famous for the quality of it's marino stud. Also tales of the picknics, the shows, the Depression and the menace of rabbits and fire. A New Zealand classic. First edition limited to 500 copies. Repaired tear to dust jacket, see scan.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND
Some chapters in the facinating history of the Province of Marlborough. A excellent New Zealand local history first published in 1933. This is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 321 pages. NEW
An outstanding history of the Marlborough Sounds and surrounding areas, illustrated with 100 historic photographs, colour plates and historic charts, maps and drawings. Second edition. Dust jacket is sunned at spine. First edition, copy no. 360 of a limited edition of 1500 copies, signed by the author.
Wenlock House, Blenheim, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
The French Pass district was one of the last places in New Zealand to be connected to the rest of the country when the Te Towaka - Port Ligar road was opened in 1968. This is the illustrated story of that road.
No Ordinary Life, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 24 pages. SECONDHAND
The Saga of a Colonial Cove. Mundy's autobiography recounts his life roaming around the West Coast and Marlborough mining for gold, labouring and fighting in wrestling matches. Cover and spine worn.
Simpson and Williams. Softcovers. 132 Pages. SECONDHAND
Commissioned by the Canvastown settler's association this is the surprising and coloufull story of the Marlborough goldfield and of the people and places of the district. Illustrations. Slight traces of some damp staining to last few pages.
N.H. Brayshaw, Blenheim, 1964. Hardback, no dust jacket. 253 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed and well researched history of the 1860s rush to the Wakamarina Goldfields and the subsequent development of Lower Pelorus Valley, Marlborough by a well respected local historian. Illustrations.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 253 pages. NEW
A substantial, illustrated and impressive two volume history of the search for, and the winning of gold in Marlborough and Eastern Nelson. Volume one deals with the Wakamarina goldfield where gold was first discovered in 1864. The second volume deals with other local mining efforts including New Zealand's last major gold rush, the 1888 rush to Cullen Creek at Mahakipawa and to the Waikakaho. The history concludes with antimony mining at Endeavour Inlet and coal mining at Picton.
Nikau Press, Nelson, 1992 & 1993. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Vol. I 600 pages, Vol. II 456 pages. NEW.
A collection of stories that give an insight into the growth of the Flaxbourne community which began in 1905, and some come from the days of the Flaxbourne Run, established in 1846. A valuable social history. This copy signed by the author.
Flaxbourne Settler's Association, Marlborough, 2000. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 308 pages. SECONDHAND
A very good local history of the Awatere County district, Marlborough. Chapters on Maori, Awatere sheep runs, pioneer settlements, roads and rail and industries and commerce. Illustrations and maps. First published in 1978 this is a facimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 238 pages. NEW
An important record of local Maori history that is as interesting, exciting and adventurous as can be found in any part of New Zealand. Illustrations. Few chips to dust jacket. Former owner's book plate.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 103 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive history of Kaikoura from the days of Te Rauparaha, whalers, farmers, pioneers, timber millers and fellers to the growth of roads, shipping and coach services. A good source for social and family historians alike.
Kaikoura County Council. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 373 Pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive history of Kaikoura from the days of Te Rauparaha, whalers, farmers, pioneers, timber millers and fellers to the growth of roads, shipping and coach services. A good source for social and family historians alike. First published in 1966, this is a facsimle reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 373 pages. NEW
The story of a pioneering venture by the two Newman brothers, who built a one vehicle horse coach enterprise into the largest motor coach business in New Zealand at the time. This is the 1954 reprint. Some chips and minor losses to dust jacket.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 221 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
The story of a pioneering venture by the two Newman brothers, who built a one vehicle horse coach enterprise into the largest motor coach business in New Zealand at the time. First published in 1953, this is the second revised and enlarged edition.1954 reprint.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
A book of personal reminiscences of the life of a Marlborough back country farmer, musterer and workman who also saw war service with the NZEF 1914-18. Illustrated. First published in 1968. Signed by the author.
Published by the author, Stoke, Nelson, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 132 pages. SECONDHAND
Molesworth is the country's largest pastoral run. This is the facinating and varied history of the station from the earliest days and an account of the unique problems of farming the high country. Second edition.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 292 pages. SECONDHAND
The reminicences and anecdotes of the author about his life in the early days in the country inland from Kaikoura.
Published by the author, Christchurch, 1949. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND