The story of Tom Bell who with his wife Fredericka and children, settled on Sunday Island in the Kermedec Group six hundred miles north of Auckland. Despite the hardships they lived in isolation from 1878 to 1913, eventually raising ten children. Fully illustrated. A very fine copy.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of the islands, their unique flora and fauna, the attempts at settlement (bith Polynesian and European), uses in war and peace and the modern restoration of their ecosystems.
Steele Roberts Publishers, Wellington, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 346 pages. NEW
A history of northern New Zealand from 1642 to 1818 by a well known Southland historian. Tasman and Cook, French explorers, burning of the Boyd, timber and whaling trades. First published in 1914, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 236 pages. NEW
An important source book of New Zealand history in the years before the Treaty of Waitangi. Williams was undoubtedly one of the most dominant Europeans of that time. The journals were written as a day to day report for his CMS superiors in London and cover the period 1826-140 (with some gaps). LIMITED EDITION OF 600 COPIES ONLY. A very fine copy.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 524 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the history, lore and custom of Tai Tokerau or Northland, illustrated with fine line drawings by Whangarei artist Mike Ferris.
Whitcoulls Publishers, no date. Softback. 115 pages. SECONDHAND
This book records a journey Peter Newton made around the stations of the big country of the west and north of the North Island of New Zealand, from Orongorongo in the Wellington district to Te Paki in the far north. Newton writes as a South Island sheep man but he is no stranger. Blended with the history of each station are warm and humerous anecdotes of cooks and cattlemen, wild horses and working dogs.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated centennial history of the township of Russell in the Bay of Islands and a guide to places of interest in the town and district, the cradle of New Zealand, rich in history.
Russell Centennial Historical Committee, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND
The author describes the Scottish migrants who settled in this area, their social life, timber trade, gum trade, churches, education, medical services, sports, military service and teachers at Waipu School. Rare. Rear board damaged.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1935. Hardback, no dust jacket. d. 269 268 pages. SECONDHAND
Kaitaia entred the 1940s as a frontier town and despite the war, shortages and the cyclone of 1942, ended the decade as a modern borough with new services and electricity. Fully illustrated with the men and women who made this possible.
Northland Age Ltd., Kaitaia, 1994. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND
A sequel to the earlier work this volume continues the theme into another decade. Stories of the men and women who developed Kaitaia in the post war period. Includes 500 photographs and 100 profiles. Signed by the author.
Northland Age Ltd., Kaitaia, 1995. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
The result of fifteen years of research, this history covers the pre-Treaty of Waitangi era, the wild days of whaling, the land wars and more settled times to the present. Illustrations and maps.
Northland Historical Publications Society, Inc., Keri Keri, 1992. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 210 pages. SECONDHAND
Records in meticulous detail the archaeology of the Pouerua Pa site in inland Bay of Islands, Northland and presents a picture of construction and occupation and an exploration of the wider social and political role of the Pa.
Auckland University Press, 2003. Softback. 262 pages. SECONDHAND
The last organised British settlement in New Zealand. An account of brave endeavour, disappointment, and achiievement in north Auckland on the Kaipara harbour.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the origins of the Wesleyan mission at Whangaroa, largely told in the missionaries' own words in letters and journals. A revealing insight into the early meeting of two cultures.
Auckland University Press, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Traces the history of the district from the earliest times and tells of the great estates and of people who coverted swamps into rich agricultural land. Piako County Council, Auckland Province 1876-1976.
Wilson & Horton Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 366 pages. SECONDHAND
Maori Auckland including Place Names Collected by George Graham. Maori life on the Auckland Isthmus, map of Maori Auckland, traditions of Tamaki-makau-rau, Nga Korero Whakapapa, fairy people, sea-weed maid, place of the Volcano God, carvings of Titahi, Arawa Canoe, Aotea Canoe, Tainui Canoe, Mataatua Canoe and the coming of the Ngatia Whatua. Previous owner's name on front endpaper.
Bush Press, Auckland, 1987. Softcovers, illustrated, 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the dgrowth of Auckland city from 1840 onwards with a comprehensive account of the suburban development, one by one, and a forecast of what the future held for the city. Many Illustrations. Wear to dust jacket.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND
The Centennial History of the Auckland City Council 1840 to 1971 describes the council's role in shaping the city. A comprehensive and lively account of the founding of the country's major city. Published in 1971.
Collins. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 637 Pages. SECONDHAND
Campbell is now known as the father of Auckland and 'Poenamo' his biography of pioneering days is regarded as a New Zealand classic. This work reveals the complexities of the man and his role in the colonial economy and political life. Illustrated.
Auckland University Press, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting and varied life of Robert Graham a typical self made colonist who was elected to Parliment in 1856 and was Provincial Superintendent 1862-64.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1940. Hardback, no dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of One Tree Hill and its environs from pre-Maori times to 1989. Commissioned by the One Tree Hill Borough Coucil to commemorate its jubilee.
One Tree Hill Borough Council, Auckland, 1989. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND
Of Toffs and Toilers, From Cornwall to New Zealand Fragments of the Past tells the story of Cornish migrants who settled in the Waitemata. Signed by the author.
Ross. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 209 Pages. SECONDHAND
The author traces the history of the many small settlements which came to make up the foundations of the city of Manukau. Biographical details of early settlers. Top right dustjacket torn and dedicaion to previous owner on front endpaper.
Tonson Publishing House, Auckland, 1966. Hardback with dustjacket. 336 pages. SECONDHAND
Mount Eden's First Hundred Years Borough Jubilee 1906 to 1956. A social history of the borough from its establishment to 1956. Includes everything from establisment of industries to infrastructure. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Covers stained, text crisp. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1956. Card covers, illustrated, 144 pages. SECONDHAND
Documents in detail recollections and events in the history and social history of the North Shore and Glenfield in particular. Illustrated.
Privately Published, sponsored by Takapuna City, 1989. Softback. 132 pages. SECONDHAND
A lively history of the peolple who made the district of west Auckland and the Waitakere ranges what it is today. Includes the story of the brickfields and local clay industries.
Southern Cross Books, Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
The centenary history of St Aidan's Church, Remuera that includes much history of the district as well as local genalogy.
Publishing Press Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
South Auckland "Some Sketches of its Early Settlement and Development, with a Glance at the Conditions under which it was Colonised". A Centennial Publication for the Manukau, Franklin, Raglan and Waipa County Councils.
Franklin Printing, Auckland, 1939. Hardback, illustrated, 261 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the farm near Mt. Smart in the Auckland district, first taken up by the Williams family and now sub divided. First published in 1959, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 163 pages, with index. NEW
One hundred years with the Pakuranga Hounds 1872-1972. A history in 2 parts, part 1 by Eisdell describes the story of the run while part 2 by Captain Bingley is entitled Facts, Figures and Fancies. A fascinating history of riding to hounds of interest to all in the sport. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Previous owner's name on front endpaper.
Tonson Publishing. Auckland, 1972. Hardback with dustjacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND
Vicesimus arrived in New Zealand in 1850 and became the first vicar of Howick. Nothing major or minor escaped his eagle eye and his journals provide a inique insight into colonial, pioneer life.
Pegasus. Hardback with worn dustjacket. Illustrated. 280 Pages. SECONDHAND
The early history of Franklin County district, Auckland, from earliest times to the post land wars immigration in the decade, 1865-75. Includes a chapter on the Waikato War. Dust jacket sunned to spine.
The Franklin County Council, Auckland, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated centennial history published by Franklin county and Pukekohe, Tuakau and Waiuku borough councils. First published in 1965 this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 207 pages. NEW
The local history of Papakura and the Manukau region from earliest times to the times of the pioneer settlers and the establishment of the modern city. Illustrated.
Ray Richards, Auckland, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 198 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and well written description and history of the gold mines of the Hauraki District, Auckland Province, New Zealand, illustrated with maps, sections and diagrams. First published in 1935, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 305 pages. NEW
Describes Messrs Hunt, Cobley, White and Clarkson, original holders of the Shotover Claim, the goldmining rush, Grahamstown, theatres, schools, newspapers, hotels, barmaids and doctors. First published in 1951, this is a facsimle reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 153 pages, with index. NEW
A history of the Thames goldfields from pre-proclamation times to 1927, gathered from authentic documents and living witnesses by the author. Contains local buisness advertising. First published 1927, this is a facsimle reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 293 pages, with index. NEW
A directory and guide to the mines, miners and town of Thames, with advertisments and folding map to rear. A very interesting publication. First published in 1868, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 146 pages, with new index and folding map. NEW
A centennial history of the Thames district from original sources, includes Maori history and the gold rush era and the development of the gold industry. Contains folding maps.
Thames Borough Council, 1967. Card covers. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
A Journey in the Northern Island of New Zealand Interspersed with various Information Realtive to the Country and People. Contains an appendix of indigenous plants. A Capper Press Reprint of a text first published in 1842.
Capper Press. Hardback with worn dustjacket. 206 Pages. SECONDHAND
Gold Mining at Waihi 1872 to 1952 by J.B. McAra describes the history of the Martha reef and the Waihi Gold Mining Coy Ltd.Published by the Waihi Historical Society, 1978. Signed by the author.
Hardback with dustjacket, 348 pages. SECONDHAND
A micellany of local history published for the Jubilee of 1962. Deals with mining history, local government and other instutions, the roll of honour, local sport etc. Illustrations. Much local genealogy and local family history is included.
Hauraki Plains Gazette, Paeroa, 1962. Softback. 168 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
The well illustrated centennial history of the founding of Te Aroha and the settling of the adjoining districts and their convertion into productive farmland.
Te Aroha Borough Council, Paeroa, 1980. Hardback, no dust jacket. 126 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of interesting essays on the history of Whakatane that were originally published in the Whakatane Beacon. Lots of historic photographs. First published in 1988.
Whakatane District Historical Society, 1992. Softback. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the harbour and the Harbour Board with much detail about the Northern Steamship Company. Local history at its best. First published in 1988.
Whakatane District Council, 1995. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of "Broadlands" and the beginnings of things in the Pumice Area in the Rotorua-Taupo area of the North Island Bay of Plenty. First published in 1939, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 313 pages. NEW
Dedicated to the memory of those corageous people who settled in the eastern Bay of Plenty from 1860 onwards and cotaining much of interest to genealogists. Illustrated.
Eastern Bay of Plenty Federation of C.W.I's., 1956. Soft covers. 91 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the settlement and drainage of the Rangitaiki swamp. Well illustrated local history. Folding maps. Monograph 20.
Whakatane and District Historical Society, 1990. Softback. 230 pages. SECONDHAND
The fascinating Maori and pakeha history of the Bay of Plenty volcanic island, twentfive kilometers off the mainland at Mt Maunganui. Many illustrations.
Ashford-Kent & Co. Ltd., Tauranga, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
The reminicences of the author of bush clearing and burning, breaking in the country and farming in the pioneer days from 1880 onwards. Includes the author's own photographs. Eye witness pioneering.
John Murray, London, 1928. Hardback, no dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND
In part one J. Sutherland recontructs William Taylor's first months as a farmhand on Knox's farm, later Te Hue Station, near East Cape during 1912-13. William Taylor then recollects his years on the land. The illustrations by artist Colin Wheeler show the area as it was in 1980. Signed by both authors and the artist.
Sutherland. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 127 Pages. SECONDHAND
A good, illustrated local history written from material gathered over many years by the authors. Contains much that is of interest to genealogists and family historians. A mint copy signed by the authors.
Gisborne Herald Co. Ltd., 1988. Softback. 157 pages. SECONDHAND
Vicesimus Lush was appointed to the parish of Inner Waikato in 1865. His journals describe his life among gum diggers, flax growers, tree fellers and the goldminers of Thames.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1982. Hardback with worn dustjacket. Illustrated. 210 Pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the King Country town from earliest times and the Kingitanga movement to river trade and the town of Newcastle and subsequent development and growth of the township.
Ngaruawahia Lions Club, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 324 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the early years of the Waikato military settlement of Hamilton and its development as a borough. An interesting pioneering history. Illustrated.
Pauls Book Arcade, Hamilton, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of Hamilton from the time it was a military village in the 1860s through periods of growth and recession, war and prosperity to 1977. This copy signed by the Mayor of the day.
Hamilton City Council and Whitcombe and Tombs. Hardback with dustjacket. 381 Pages. SECONDHAND
The Centennial history of the county extending from the Firth of Thames to the outskirts of Cambridge and from the Waikato River to the hills of the east. Some creasing to index pages.
Wilson & Horton Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 383 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the coalmines of Pukemiro and Glen Afton and the townships of Pukemiro, Glen Afton, Pukemiro Mine Settlement and Pukemiro Junction. Illustrated.
Publicity Printing Ltd., Auckland, no date. Softback. 252 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial social history of the region and its administration, the people of the county and the events and developments that shaped their lives. Illustrated. Signed by the author.
Richards Publishing, Te Awamutu, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed history of the Waikato settlement, once one of New Zealand's most important timber towns. Lots of illustrations and biographical details, plus school rolls, plenty of genealogical interest.
Arrow Press Ltd., Morrinsville, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
A story of the opening up the rough bush-covered country of the Rangitoto Range in the North Island King country before the First World War and of the social life of Te Kuiti at the time.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
The Founding Years In Rotorua A History of Events to 1900. A very comprehensive and readable centennial history of interest to social and family historians alike.
Ray Richards and Rotorua District Council. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 448 Pages. SECONDHAND
The New Cenury in Rotorua A History of Events from 1900. Describes how the city's population doubled as the city expanded during the 20th century. A companion volume to the author's earlier book The Founding Years of Rotorua.
Ray Richards and Rotorua District Council. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 428 Pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the sawmills and bush tramways of the Mamaku and Rotorua district.
Rotorua and District Historical Society Inc., 2004. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
Tongariro National Park, Its Topography, Geology, Alpine and Volcanic Features, History and Maori Folk-Lore. Published 1927. A coloured foldout map inset at rear of text.
Tongariro National Park Board. Hardback. Illustrated. 157 Pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history starting with some Maori legends and history and leading up to the arrival of the Armed Constabulary, early settlers and the subsequent birth of the town.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 143 pages. NEW
Includes history of Ngati Kahungunu, whalers, traders, missionaries, pioneer settlers, towns and settlements, industry and commerce, roads and transport, establishment of Provincial Government, Te Aute College, Napier, Hastings and Waioa. A Centennial history published in 1939. Some foxing and cover marked.
A.H. & A. W. Reed. Hardback. Illustrated. 468 Pages. SECONDHAND.
The history of 117 stations arranged alphabetically from Abbotsford to Woburn and the stories of those who founded them and worked on them from the earliest pioneer days. An invaluable source for Hawke's Bay history. Published 1970.
Reed Publishing, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND
This provocative book explores the view that people alone have not been responsible for the destruction of Hawke's Bay forest. It works systematically through the history of the last 800 years exploring the idea. Folding maps to pocket at rear.
CHB Print, Waipukurau, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 273 pages. SECONDHAND
The Story of the Port of Napier 1875 to 1975 by H.K. Stevenson for the Hawke's Bay Harbour Board in its centennial year. A historical survey which begins with Captain James Cook, describes the establishment of the harbour and port in the 1860s, the Napier earthquake, Second World War through to port developments in the 1970s. Number 1090 of a limited edition of 2,500 copies.
Hawke's Bay Harbour Board. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated, maps. 352 Pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of the Hawkes Bay town of Meeanee and its district published for the school jubilee. Full of interest for genealogists. Signed by the author.
L.J. Knight, Meeanee, Napier, 1995. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
The fiftieth anniversary history of the iconic Hawkes Bay food processing company and a the vision of its founder Sir James Wattie. Numerous illustrations.
J. Wattie Canneries Ltd., Hastings, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. SECONDHAND
A local history and the story of a century of growth in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. Illustrated.
Dannevirke Publishing Co., Ltd., 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 122 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the town, referred to by residents as 'our village' and home to some of the most colourful free thinkers, writers and atists of anywhere in New Zealand.
Hastings District Council, 1996. Softback. 290 pages. SECONDHAND
A very personal collection of stories about coaches, coaching and the mail carriers in the back country of the Hawkes Bay. Illustrated. Scarce.
Hart Print, Hastings, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 162 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive outline of Ohakune and district history from the early days of Maori occupation, penetration of the King country from the south, bush felling and the development of the small settlements of Karioi, Rangataua, Horopito, Pokaka and Makaranui. This copy signed by the author.
Kapai Enterprises, Ohakune, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 384 pages. SECONDHAND
A well illustrated history of Maori and the early European pioneers in South Taranaki before the Taranaki Wars.
Hawera Historical Society Inc., Hawera, 1992. Softback. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
The early history of New Plymouth from it's founding in 1841 through the eary difficulties and growth and the disapointment over land aquisition that eventually led to war. Illustrated. A very fine copy.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated collection of interesting historical essays based on articles that appeared in the Sunday Express and North Taranaki Weekender. This copy signed by the author.
Taranaki Branch NZ Founders Society Inc., New Plymouth, 1991. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of New Plymouth, its early Maori history and later Pakeha settlement. It includes biographies of local characters such as Horatio Groube and the establishment of coach services, bakery, fire fighting unit, shipping and inns and hostelries opened before 1900. One of a 1st edition of 500, published in 1942. Slight foxing, small tear to front paper cover.
Taranaki Herald. Softcovers. Illustrated. 120 Pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of interesting illustrated historical stories of New Plymouth and district based on articles that have appeared in the Sunday Express and North Taranaki Weekender.
NZ Founders Society, New Plymouth, 1991. Softback. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
Barrett arrived in New Zealand in 1828 and was able to exploit his acceptance int Maori society to establish profitable trading ventures. His bilingual capability was later utilised by William Wakefield in land buying and colonisation schemes.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and illustrated history of the Forest Rangers redout at Opunake and the post land war European settlement and development of the town and district. Includes much of local genealogical interest. First published in 1989, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 148 pages. NEW
Ongarue Village, on the Main Trunk Railway Line, in the centre of the King Country, was a busy place as the surrounding hills were cleared for farming and sawmills cut into the stands of bush. Full of stories and photographs of more than 100 years of history.
Ongarue School Centenary Committee, King Country, 2005. Hardback, no dust jacket as published. 448 pages. AS NEW
The Industrious Heart A History of New Plymouth celebrates the establishment of the town, notable early settlers, how it recovered from the disastrous effects of the Land Wars to its emergence as a prosperous city by 1977.
New Plymouth City Council. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 350 Pages. SECONDHAND
An Account of the Settlement of New Plymouth, New Zealand From Personal Observations During a Residence There of Five Years. First published in 1849, this is a Capper Press reprint, 1975.
Capper Press. Hardback with worn dustjacket. Illustrated. 160 Pages. SECONDHAND
The life of an extraordinary man in Wanganui and New Plymouth during the peaceful days of early settlement and the violence of the land wars. He was chief surgeon at New Plymouth hospital.
The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND
A well researched and well illustrated history of the Counties of Stratford and Whangamomona in the Taranaki region of the North Island. This copy signed by the author.
The Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated centennial history of the South Taranaki town and district and the development of the community.
Centennial Committie of the Hawera District Council, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND
A very through and detailed account of the first one hundred years of settlement in the district, written as a memorial to the pioneers. Illustrated. First published in 1940, this is a facsimle reprint. Now published with an index for the first time.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 422 pages, with index. NEW
A substantial account of the history of Whanganui from Maori myth and oral history, through the founding of the town, originally called Petre, with pioneer life vividly portrayed, to the time of civic order in 1848. First published in 1915, this is a facsimle reprint.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 334 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed social history of the river town from early Maori days and then the beginning of European settlement and the commercial development of local activity and industry. Well illustrated with historic photographs.
Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 319pages. SECONDHAND
Account of the early settlement of the area, the Gilfillan murder, the seige of Wanganui and the 1847 land war. Local advertising to rear cover. First published in 1887 this is the second edition.
A.D. Willis, Printer and Publisher, Wanganui, 1902. Thin card covers. 75 pages. SECONDHAND
The work of Rev. Richard Taylor of the Church Missionay Society and the establishment of the Maori church at Putiki. First published in 1930, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 125 pages., with new index. NEW
A very thorough centennial history of the hospital and the Wanganui Hospital Board from the time of the first colonial hospital built in 1850. Many illustrations.
Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of the central North Island hill district to the east of Wanganui, including the towns of Raetihi and Ohakuni. First published in 1984, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 229 pages. NEW
A well researched history of the pioneer families of the Waitotara valley in Taranaki and of the community they built there. Contains much of genealogical interest. Illustrated. First published by the author in 1986, this is a facsimle reprint with a new index.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 208 pages, with index. NEW
A history of the early exploration and settlement of the Pohonui Valley in the Hunterville District, crammed with facinating titbits of local folklore. Signed by the author.
Service Printers Ltd., Wellington, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 103 pages. SECONDHAND
In 1917 one of the most remote valleys of the Upper Wanganui River was opened for settlement by discharged servicemen. 40 families took up what became a complete failure. The only reminder today is the bridge. First published in 1981 this is the fifth edition.
Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes the characteristic features of the county and the development of various settlements as well as local farms and farming. A rich source of local history and genealogical information. Illustrations. First published in 1983, this is a facsmile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 420 pages. NEW
People and personalities who helped to shape the district are explored in this history which revives many little known stories of their achievements. With many interesting photographs.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 160 pages. NEW
A few notes on the settlement of the Rangitikei River by Maori of different tribes and a short history of the purchase and colonisation of land between the Turakina and Oroua rivers. First published in 1914 this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 284 pages. NEW
A comprehensive and illustrated centennial history of the district and borough of Marton in the Rangitikei. First published in 1979, this is a facsimile reprint edition.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 388 pages. NEW
Horowhenua its Maori placenames and their topographical and historical background. Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1948. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper and label mark on cover.
Dept Internal Affairs.Harback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 446 Pages puls maps. SECONDHAND
A history of the Horowhenua district from the coming of Te Rauparaha to the beginning of the pakeha period as recounted by Rod McDonald, an early resident who understood the Maori language. Eyewitness history. Illustated.
G.H. Bennett & Co., Ltd., Palmerston North, 1929. Hardback, no dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND
A publication to mark the 56th ANZAAS Congress held in Palmerston North in 1987. Contains sections on local history, the landscape, land-based activities, settlements and regional highlights for the whole of the lower North Island.
Massey University, Palmerston North, 1987. Softback. 169 pages. SECONDHAND
An old New Zealand classic of local history, it contains a general history of the district from pre European times to the 1890s, giving an outline of maori tradition, the arrival of the pakeha and the birth of townships of Foxton, Palmerston North and Fielding. First published in 1903 this is a facsimile reprint.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 407 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated centennial history of the farming district of Oroua County and the Fielding Borough in the Manchester Block, to the north of Palmerston North.
Fielding Borough Council, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated record of the achievements of the residents of Bunnytrhorpe and surrounding district from the time of earliest settlement after the purchase of the Manchester block by The Colonists' Land and Loan Corporation Ltd.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND
The Bunnythorpe district, part of the Manchester Block in the Manawatu, was first settled in 1875. This second volume, complementary to the first, completes the history of a hundred years of settlement. Limited edition no. 179.
Simon Printing Co. Ltd., Palmerston North, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 90 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the story of the early pioneering days of Palmerston North, of the invasion of the Manawatu by the Rangitane, the operations of the New Zealand Company, early exploration, the first European settlers, founding of the township and its sawmilling industry. Several foldout illustrations of the city from early times to 1952.
Kerslake, Billens and Humphrey Ltd., Levin, 1952. Hardback, no dust jacket. 102 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
The record of a century of pioneer effort in developing the town as the centre of the Manawatu farm lands from the beginning in 1873. Gealogical interest concerning Scandanavian settlers.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated centennial history of the Manawatu town of Shannon and its surrounding district. This copy signed by the author.
The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1987. Softback. 255 pages. SECONDHAND
This book is full of interesting and delightful stories of the earlier days of Palmerston North, the result of much careful research. Companion volume to 'Forgotten Days'.
Kerslake, Billens and Humphry Ltd., Levin, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 110 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Colyton and district from 1874 and the emergence of a nation as seen from a typical New Zealand rural community. A contribution to the Centennial of the Manchester Block, Manawatu. Illustrated. Signed by the author.
Colyton Young Farmer's Club, Palmerston North, 1974. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 102 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial history of the Scandanavian settlement of the dense Wairarapa bush country north of Masterton. Many illustrations. Short tear to rear of dust jacket.
Eketahuna Borough and County Councils, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 354 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive account of Wairarapa history, the region extending from Palliser Bay to Akitio. Draws on a wealth of resources to describe Maori occupation and the pakeha settlement. Tears and pieces missing to head of dust jacket.
Hedley's Bookshop Ltd., Masterton, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 607 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial history of Masterton and the Wairarapa written by a grandson of the settlement founder Joseph Masters. Illustrated. First published in 1940, this is a facsimle reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 166 pages, with INDEX. NEW
The illustrated centennial history of Masterton, from bush clearing to regional centre, based on research carried out by the local historical society. Scarce. Contains original printed subscribers list.
Masterton Centennial Committee, Masterton, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 108 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of 120 years of local body development in the district around Lake Wairarapa against a background of pioneer struggle, wars, economic crises and personal endevours.
The Heritage Press Ltd., Waikanae, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
Traces the history and development of the park in Masterton and the part it has played in the history of the town since the first survey in 1854.
Wairarapa Archive/Fraser Books, Masterton, 2008. Softback. 306 pages. SECONDHAND
An accurate and authoritative Maori history of the district that could be called "the Te Rauparaha country". Includes details of local Maori place names. Illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 187 pages. SECONDHAND
A facinating, well-researched account of this remarkable and historic island, in both Maori and European occupation, at the start of the new millennium and a history of New Zealand's emerging conservation movement.
The Whitcombe Press, Wellington, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 303 pages. SECONDHAND
A chronological, well researched and articulate history with an emphasis on the changing relationship between Maori and European, and an account of the local landscape. Concludes with an exploration of some of the potential threats to the local landscape. Signed by the authors.
The Whitcombe Press, Waikanae, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. NEW
A well researched and very readable history of Lower Hutt, 1819-1965. Interesting photographs and maps illustrate the text. Genealogical interest.
New Zealand University Press for the Lower Hutt City Corporation, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated record of professions and trades in the towns and villages of the three North Island Provincial Districts of Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington. One of a series of six volumes covering the whole country. Leather spine has slight scuffs, other wise very good condition.
Cyclopedia Company of Ltd., Horace J. Weeks, Christchurch, 1906. Hardback, half leather binding, cloth boards. 767 pages. SECONDHAND
Recalls the ideas and the imense character and struggles of the founding settlers of Wellington and their courageous but doomed attempt at self government. A singular story.
Wright and Carman Ltd., Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND
The historical and geopolitical context of settlement, geography, transport and communication, and economic development, placing particular emphasis on land acquision and the balance of power between maori and Europeans.
Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2000. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
The City of the Strait, A Centennial History of Wellingon and its Province, the Wellington Provincial Centennial Council, 1939. Illustrations.
A.H. and A. W. Reed. Hardback, no dustjacket. Illustrated. 349 Pages. SECONDHAND
Lawlor describes life in early Wellington, characters, the Depression, flu epidemic 1918, shipping, Katherine Mansfield and Wellington place names. Proof copy, 1959.
Whitcombe and Tombs. Hardback. Illustrated. 216 Pages. SECONDHAND
Official Handbook Containing Information Relative to the Port of Wellington New Zealand, October 1963. Contains foldout maps of bethages, Port Nicholson and trade routes.
Wellington Harbour Board. Cardcovers. Illustrated. 100 Pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive history af the harbour and the development of Wellington as a port, linking it with its surroundings and placing its trade in the context of New Zealand maritime history. Illustrated.
Wellington Maratime Museum Trust, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 556 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of this fine house from the earliest days of settlement. A history that reflects the development of New Zealand society in general. Since 1958 the house has been the residence of the British High Commissioner.
Mallinson Rendel Publishers Ltd., Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 163 pages. SECONDHAND
The Bolton Street cemetery in Wellington, has had a restless history, from the fierce "concecration" debate of the 1840s to the contentious motorway issue of the 1960s. This is an illustrated account of that interesting history.
Wellington City Council, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 359 pages. SECONDHAND
A good quality and well illustrated history of the suburbs of Wadestown, Ngaio, Khandallah and Kaiwharawhara in the Onslow Borough, and of the town of Johnsonville and rural Ohariu.
Millwood Press Ltd., Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
A well researched and illustrated history of the most northerly suburb of Wellington, the valley of Tawa (Flat) part of the communications route between the two harbours of Porirua and Te Whanganui (Port Nicholson).
Tawa Historical Society, Wellington, 2005. Softback. 98 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of the pharmaceutical company from its founding in Wellington from Joseph Nathan to Glaxo Wellcome. First published in 1991.
Glaxo Welcome NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 180 pages. SECONDHAND