The first comprehensive treatment of Southlanders, their environment and their history. Includes historical and contemporary photographs and contributions from fifty authors.
Craig Design and Print, Invercargill, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 424 pages. NEW
The illustrated centennial history and record of the Presbyterian Church in Southland.
Presbyterian Book Room, Christchurch, 1956. Hardback with no dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive collection of records relating to southern New Zealand assembled from archives in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne by the author. A very valuable and unique historical resource. Fine condition.
Otago Daily Times Ltd., Dunedin, 1903. Hardback, no dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
A facinating collection of historical material relating to the earliest period of southern sealing and whaling and interation between southern Maori and European in Foveaux Strait. First published in 1903, this is a facimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 206 pages. NEW
The account of how former Taranaki chief Te Puoho, attempting to take southern Ngai Tahu by surprise, led a taua on the long march from Golden Bay to Southland in 1836 and defeat and death at Tuturau.
Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1986. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND
A well known history and actual investigation by two enthusiasts of the area in Dusky Bay where Cook and his men spent five weeks in 1773 and of the sealers, whalers, prospectors, and others who came after.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Preservation Inlet and the Solander Grounds, Fiordland by A. Charles Begg & Neil C. Begg, two of the best known historians of Southland.
Whitcomb & Tombs, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 398 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
A classic of Southern New Zealand history this books describes the sealing trade out of Hobart in the 1820's and its impact on Murihiku and the Maori population.
Whitcoulls Publishers Ltd, Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dustjacket. 329 pages. SECONDHAND
The wild and often inhospitable lands of the far south were amongst those first settled. This is the story of the discoveries and achievements of the men and women who pioneered the far south. Small tear to rear of dust jacket.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dustjacket. 165 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the only Spanish expedition to visit New Zealand. Two Spanish corvettes under the command of Captain Alessandro Malaspina visited the entrance to Doubtfull Sound in Feb. 1793. Don Felipe Bauza sailed into the sound in an armed boat, named features and took observations for the first map. The names he bestowed are still in use.
Craig Print Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1984. Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND
A classic work on the history of the human settlement and life in the remote and rugged reagion. Full of facinating characters and interesting facts, fiordland was New Zealand's first fronteer and its last.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
Seventy pictures by thirty artists who visited Otago and Southland between 1773 and the 1890s, a rich visual commentary on the early social and economic history of the two provinces.
John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A illustrated history of the remote Maori and European South Westland settlements at Martins Bay and the efforts at gold mining and farming, and timber extraction there.
Craig Printing Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
The author got a job running the Quintin Huts on the Milford Track and pioneered new tracks from Quintin. This is a history of the area from one who knew it best.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND
The account of a party of five who made a camping expedition to the scenic wonders of Fiordland in 1891. Illustrated. First published in 1892 this is a facsimle reprint of that edition.
Kiwi Publishing, Christchurch, 1998. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 134 pages, advertisments and folding map to rear. NEW
An illustrated history of Milford Sound, the Milford Track and the Milford Road, including accounts of the first Europeans to visit and other aspects of the history of the area.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2000. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 147 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of Wallace and Fiord Counties, the Borough of Riverton and the various town districts within those areas.
Western Southland Historical Committee, Dunedin, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive, well researched and well illustrated history of northern Southland including the runholders, gold rushes and the townships of Lumsden, Mossburn, Dipton, etc. Scarce.
Southland Times Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1952. Softback. 183 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
The history of the district and its development from the nineteenth century onwards as hardy pioneers made a living from farming and forestry, in very difficult country and against the odds.
Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
Published by the Tuturau School Centennial Committee this is a consolidation of all the history of the district in one volume and includes work from many sources. Small tape repair to cover.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1972. Softback. 208 pages with folding map. SECONDHAND
A book about land, settlement and the early settlers of this region of rural Southland. The districts of Otapiri, Lorna Gorge, Benmore and Kuana. Classic NZ local history. Signed by the author.
N.J. Overton, Winton, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
An authentic and well researched history of Waikaka, Greenvale, Wendon Valley and the Waikaka Goldfield in Southland. Illustrated. First published in 1962 this is a facsimle reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 304 pages. NEW
Records the names of those who settled in the area and their way of life to 1990. In the early days life revolved around sawmilling and the railway but is now permanaent sheep and dairy farming. Good genealogical information.
Craig Printing Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of Otautau from its origins as a stop-over for travellers to its development as a communications centre, a timber town and rural service centre. Illustrated.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial histroy of the Southland farming district east of the Oreti River. Full of interest, anectdote and local genealogical information. Illustrated.
Atlas Print Ltd., Invercargill, 1995. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 453 pages. SECONDHAND
A centennial history of the Gore Agricultural and Pastoral Association 1882-1982.
Gore Publishing Co. Ltd. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND
A centennial history of Tokanui, Slope Point-Haldane 1886-1986. Author Margaret Lamont made extensive use of school records, recollections from local families, businesses,clubs and sporting groups to produce a social history of the area. Contains rarely seen photographs of interest to both social and family historians. Signed by the author. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, worn dustjacket.
Tokanui School Centennial Committee. Tokanui. 1986. Hardback with dustjacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND
Between the Southland towns of Winton and Mataura lies the farming district of Hokonui, known for its assocation with whisky distilling. This tells the story of settlement of the area, the whisky makers, Hokonui Hall, Women's Division, Young Famers, pioneer families, rabbit problem, Celtic Society and the Lora Gorge murder. Contains a few black and white photos of schoolchildren, good family history resource. Signed by the author.
Hokonui Centennial Committee, Winton, 1982. Hardback with dustjacket.147 pages. SECONDHAND
Based on a thesis written by Lyall Barry, former headmaster of Waimumu School, this book describes the history of the Waimumu and Te Tipua districts from earliert times to 1960s. Includes the Glendhu Estate, coal minining, forestry, Kelvin Grove, NZ and Australian Land Company, lime pits, churches, sport clubs, roll of honour, flax milling, dairying, goldmining, road and rail, Federated Farmers. A good social and family history resource.
Invercargill, Craig Printing Co, 1966. Hardback, illustrated, 389 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of those who settled the Woodlands area, based on memoirs of early settlers and written records. Includes everything from businesses to farmers, girl guides to Home Guard, linen flax industry, hotels, Open Brethern, railways and rabbits. Dedication on title page by the author.
Southland Printing & Publishing, Invercargill, c.1973. Hardback, illustrated, 157 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Arthurton, Benio, Pukerau and Otaraia-Kaiwera. The author describes the arrival of settlers and development in these regions from 1856 to 1981. An entertaining and comprehensive social history which will also be of use to family historians. Contains school roles, details of poineer families and rare photographs.
Pukerau Historical Committee, Gore. Hardback with worn dustjacket. 528 pages. SECONDHAND
Pubs, Pints and People, 50 Years of the Invercargill Licensing Trust. The Trust was set up in 1944 to control the sale of liquor in Invercargill, which had previously been a dry area. It set a precedent for the rest of New Zealand, giving the community the right to control how bars operated in their area. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.
Craigs Printing Co, Invercargill, 1994. Hardback with dustjacket, illustrated. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive history of the harbour from the 1820s onwards, a facinating account of one of the oldest ports in New Zealand.
Southland Harbour Board, Bluff, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 170 pages. SECONDHAND
Wholers came from the North German Mission Society and established his mission amoungst the Maori on Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait. Here he lived in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world, an unforgettable person.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. SECONDHAND
Greig was a major figure in the maritime history of Southern New Zealand. He was harbourmaster at Invercargill in its boom period and later was captain of the Government schooner Kekeno and made many visits to the Sub-Antarctic islands.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1999. Softback. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial local history of Fortrose and district in Southland, well illustrated with photographs of people, places and events. There is much to interest genealogists here with full details of Fortrose families.
Times Printing Service, Invercargill, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 400 pages. SECONDHAND
Excellent local history of Otara and district, Southland including much of interest concerning the wreck of the steamer Tararua. There is also much information for genealogists and family historians. Signed by the author.
Gore Publishing Co. Ltd., 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND
A excellent and well illustrated district history written by members of the Orepuki School and District Centennial and Jubilee Committee. NZ local history at it best with much genealogical information.
Craig Printing Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1971. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
A Life on Gorge River New Zealand's Remotest Family. Robert Long descibes how he dropped out of the rat race in 1980 and went bush at the Gorge River in South Westland. A carver and painter, Long details how he and his wife and teenage children thrive in such an inhospitable location.
Random House, Auckland, 2010. Softback, illustrated. 304 pages. NEW
A history of the islands from the time of European (Pakeha) settlement, particularly Half Moon Bay, Horse Shoe Bay, Mason Bay and the Norweigian whaling station.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback, worn dustjacket, illustrated, maps, 249 pages. SECONDHAND.
An illustrated history of the islands from the time of European (Pakeha) settlement, particularly Half Moon Bay, Horse Shoe Bay, Mason Bay and the Norweigian whaling station. First published in 1970, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 249 pages. NEW
An illustrated booklet by a well known writer. One of a series of such tourist souvenirs with matching bindings. New Zealand booklets No. 19. An edition of 3000 copies. Bagnal H1365.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, 1913. Printed paper covers. 36 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated booklet by a well known writer. One of a series of such tourist souvenirs with matching binding. An edition of 3000 copies. Bagnal H1365.
Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, 1913. Decorative card covers. 36 pages. SECONDHAND