Explores the fascinating relationship between transport and NZ society. Five eras, the waka, sail, steam, motor and the jet, are looked at and the impact of each on society and it's development described.
GP Publications, Wellington, 1996. Softback. 315 pages. SECONDHAND
ISBN 0723305501 An account of Captain John Stokes and his crew sent to New Zealand by the British Admiralty to make a detailed survey of the country’s harbours and coastline, 1848-1851.
Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1978. Hardback with dust-jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
The first published comprehensive history of New Zealand's lighthouses from an author with a long experience of the sea and New Zealand's coastal waters and who finished his career as Chief of Naval Staff. Illustrated.
Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND
Shipwrecks, New Zealand Disasters 1795-1950. Published 1951, second edition.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1951. Hardback. 520 pages. SECONDHAND
This edition of Ingram's classic and monumental work records more than 2200 shipwrecks about the New Zealand coast since the first recorded wreck in 1795. Illustrated. First published in 1936, this is the 7th, revised edition.
Beckett Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 514 pages. SECONDHAND
This good looking book details in lively prose and beautiful elegantly accurate illustrations, 31 New Zealand wrecks from H.M.S. Orpheus in 1863 to the Celtic Kiwi in 1991.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
Brings together some of the best pictures of ships wrecked off the New Zealand coast between 1809 and 1982, representing years of maritime research by the authors.
Rowfant Books, Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 55 pages. SECONDHAND
A full account of New Zealand's worst ever shipwreck that occured on the Manukau Bar in Feburary, 1863 when H.M.S. Orpheus went down with the loss of 186 lives, including the Commodore of the Australasian division Royal Navy.
Whakatane & District Historical Society, 1987. Softback. 243 pages. SECONDHAND
'Shipwreck off the New Zealand coast and the excitement of a modern search for gold’. The successful salvage of the Elingamite treasure from the sea off the lonely Three King Islands.
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
In 1909 the Penguin sank near Wellington with the loss of 72 lives, among them many women and children, it was New Zealand's worst twentieth century shipwreck. This is the full story of the tragedy, the ship itself has never been found.
Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 128 pages. NEW
This is the great classic tale of whales and whaling as seen by a crewman. It describes a round the world voyage by the 'Cachalot' which spent several months in Australian and New Zealand waters pursuing whales. First published in 1899 this is a facsimile reprint of the 1906 edition. Slight damage to DJ.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hard back with dust jacket. 375 pages. SECONDHAND
The colourful story of the women who went to sea with their husbands in the whaling ships that plied the southern oceans during the nineteenth century whaling boom. The result of five years of carefull research.
Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND
This account of SW Pacific whaling discusses the whales, whalers, ships, crews, uses for whale products, and whaling from shore stations. It places the industry in its social context and show the role played by whaling in the development of New Zealand.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 396 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes the rise and fall of this first global industry and the men who made it. Ships from Britain, France, America, Australia and New Zealand scoured the southern oceans and lived in a closed off world of great pressue and great reward.
Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 393 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the rise and fall of the old whaling trade around the coasts of early New Zealand, gathered from fragmented sources. First published in 1965, this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 163 pages. NEW
The story of Nelson's 'mosquito fleet' of little ships that played a vital role in the first century of European settlement, not only in the bay but around the whole of the top half of the South Island and across Cook Strait.
River Press, Dunedin, 2007. Softback. 284 pages. NEW
The history of the Kauri built topsail schooner 'Huia' from its launch in 1894 to its loss in New Caledonia in 1951. Illustrations, includes hull lines and sail plan. First published in 1947 this is the second edition.
Leader Press Ltd., Auckland, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 107 pages. SECONDHAND
The Huia was a topsail schooner launched in 1894 and sailed as a cargo carrier until she was wrecked in 1951 after a career sailing on some of the most dangerous waters in the world. This is her story. Revised and extended edition.
William Collins NZ Ltd., Auckalnd, 1973. Hardback with dust-jacket. 147 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history that deals mainly with the old inter-colonial sailing ships which were engaged in the timber trade between New Zealand and Australia. A Beautiful copy in fine condition.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
Doubling Cape Horn in a small boat is a great challenge. This is the story of some New Zealand adventurers who accepted the challenge and sailed the veteran Chilean cutter 'Rayo' from Punta Arenas in the Magellan Straits, around Cape Horn and through some of the historic channels of Tierra Del Fuego. Slight chips to foot of dust jacket.
Morris/Cobb Publications, Auckland, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 102 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealander Gaby writes of his years at sea, starting in 1910, on tall masted, square rigged sailing ships and of the men who sailed them across the southern ocean and around Australasia.
Antipodean Publishers Pty Ltd., Sydney, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND
The four masted sailing ship was a war prize seized by the Government in 1941, made ten voyages under the New Zealand flag before being returned to Finland. This is that story. Illustrated. Scarce book in fine condition.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1949. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 48 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of merchant steam navigation in the Australasian coastal and inter-colonial trades, and the ocean lines of the South Pacific. Illustrations. Very scarce.
Gordon and Gotch, Wellington, 1909. Hardback, no dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the New Zealand Shipping Company that started with four little sailing ships and grew to thirty-seven motor ships totalling nearly half a million tons by 1939. Published for the New Zealand Centennial of 1940.
Curwen Press New Zealand Shipping Co., Ltd., London, 1939. Hardback, no dust jacket. 110 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND
A well illustrated account of the Union Company and its best known and most luxurious ships, well illustrated by material in the collection of the Wellington Maritime Museum. First published in 1981.
Millwood Press, Wellington, 1989. Softback. 103 pages. SECONDHAND
Sailing Ships of the Tasman Sea. Jack Churchhouse describes the sailing ships owned by J.J. Craig, a prominent Auckland merchant. Named after members of his family, this fleet of ships established records for fast passages between New Zealand and Australia. Signed by the author.
Millwood Press. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 164 pages. SECONDHAND
Formed in Dunedin in 1875 by James Mills, the Union Company became New Zealand's first multinational. Backed by British capital and aided by skilful management, ruthless tactics and sheer good luck, the Union Company quickly monopolised the country's fuel and transport industries. By 1914 its tentacles streached right around the globe.
NZ Ship & Marine Society, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
From 1875 onwards the ships of the Union Steamship Company were regarded as "Queens of the Seas." They offered passengers excellent service in accommodation, entertainment and cuisine. This book features 36 of these ships. Published in 1982.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of a great New Zealand shipping company from its beginning with the emigrant trade in the 1850s, written for the NZ Centennial in 1940. Includes a complete listing of every company ship.
Shaw, Savill and Albion Co. Ltd., London, 1939. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 122 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed record of the war service of the men and ships of the Shaw Savill and Albion line. During the war of 1939-45 the company lost 473 members of its sea going staff. Illustrated.
Shaw Savill and Albion Co. Ltd., London, 1947. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 71 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the NZ Shipping Co., and the Federal Steam Navigation Co., service in the Second World War. Five plates.
New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd., London, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 263 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the Canterbury Steam Shipping Company and of its relationship with big business. A unique record of a distinctive part of New Zealand's maritime past. Reprinted 1988.
NZ Ship and Marine Society, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. NEW
The story of MV Tuhoe launched in 1919 and now preserved by the Kaiapoi Rivertown Trust.
Kaiapoi Rivertown Trust, 2009. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of shipping services around the lake shores from earliest times. In 1902 they became part of NZR and shipping services were integrated with the train services from Invercargill and Dunedin, details of which are included. A superb copy of the first edition signed by the author.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 118 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
Illustrates the development of fleet of the NZ Steamship Co. Ltd., and Federal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. from 1912 and arranged chronologically. Also included are ships of Avenue Shipping Co. Ltd.
Amadeus Press Ltd., Huddersfield, UK. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND
A very comprehensive coverage of these vessels providing information on many notable ships. Volume one covers the period 1876-1912 and volume two 1913-1980. A valuable insight into the growth and development of the passenger trade and with full details of all the shipping companies involved.
William Collins, Auckland, 1981. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Volime one 224 pages, volume two 220 pages. SECONDHAND
Many of the ferries that have maintained the link between the two islands, Wellington to Picton, Nelson and Lyttelton, will be forever a part of the nation's history. All of them are illustrated and described here.
Transpress, Wellington, 2009. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 256 pages. NEW
Tells the story of the trans-Tasman shipping service from the days of the earliest steam ship service to the liner Wanganella's last voyage to NZ in 1963. Fully illustrated.
Transpress NZ, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 188 pages. NEW
A history of marine engineering in New Zealand and the role of the institue in maritime affairs. Published 2007.
NZ Institute of Marine and Power Engineers, Auckland. Hardback with dust jacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND.
A history of marine engineering in Australia from the introduction of the steam engine and coal fired boilers, through the changes to oil firing, steam turbine propulsion and the early diesel. Published 1987.
Turton & Armstrong, Sydney. Softback. 269 pages. SECONDHAND
A fascinating look at the history of the Port Line from the 1913 amalgamation of the Tyser, Milburn, Corry and Royden interests to form the Commonwealth and Dominion Line (later Port Line) that joined the Cunard group in 1916. The book also details the history of Associated Container Transportation (Aust) Ltd., the Crusader Shipping Company, the Montreal Australia New Zealand Line Ltd. and other Port Line associated companies.
New Zealand Ship & Marine Society Ltd., Wellington, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 376 pages. SECONDHAND.
A scholarly and comprehensive illustrated history of the fishing industry, its pioneers, its personalities and its enormous value to the economy. Based on a lifetime of research this is an outstanding history.
Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 551 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of New Zealand's biggest fishing company and the history of commercial fishing in Auckland, 1881-1981. A story of human endeavour from the earliest pioneering days of fishing using sailing boats.
Sanford Ltd., Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 133 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of one of the most interesting of New Zealand companies that began as a farmers' protest movement that for 80 years ran chartered wool ships. It is still a major shipping agent as well as coolstore operator, pet food processor and apple grower. Signed by the author.
Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 324 pages. SECONDHAND
For the first time a book that tells the story of the work and lives of merchant seafarers, often in their own words. The harsh realities of shipboard life, the colourful lore and language of the sea, the rise of unionism, the waterfront and crew culture all examined in detail.
Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND
Looks at the companies and the ships involved in the bulk cargo trade that moves three billon tonnes of cargo every year yet is accompanied by a frightening toll of ships lost. The most anonymous sector of world transport.
Willson Scott Publishing Ltd., Christchurch, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. NEW
A substantial and well researched history of the limited company from its foundation in 1910 with a complete illustrated listing of all its sailing and motor vessels. A superb shipping book.
Ships in Focus Publications, Preston, UK, 2010. Hardback, no dust jackt as issued. 248 pages. SECONDHAND
A full history and illustrated fleet list of Thos. Wilson, Sons & Co. and Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd. that commenced operations at Hull in 1841.
The World Ship Society, Gravesend, UK, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes 65 years of Grono, one of the biggest charter offices in Holland, and of the life of those who sailed the ships. Includes a complete illustrated fleet list. Text in English and Dutch.
Ships in Focus Publications, Preston, UK, 2003. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the shipping company, founded in 1919. Also includes a complete illustrated fleet list.
World Ship Society, Gravesend, UK. Softback. 163 pages. SECONDHAND
Specialist history of all the ships that Narwegian company Kristian Jebsens Rederi (KJR) has owned, leased and chartered during its existance.
World Ship Society Ltd., Windsor, UK. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The jubilee history of the London based company and the ships it owned or managed. Contains complete details of the ships in the fleet.
Ships in Focus Publications, Preston, UK. Hardback, no dust jacket. 88pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrates the inception and growth of private enteprise tramways, the consolidation under urban municipalities, and the final days before the motor bus.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND
The absorbing story of passenger transport in the urban streets of New Zealand. An evocative text and an exceptional collection of photographs. First published in 1973 this is the revised and updated edition. DJ slightly sunned.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND
Brings alive the now vanished transport system of cable cars that were such a feature of Dunedin and Wellington. Illustrated with the authors charming and accurate paintings.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
Footplate The Victorian Engineman's New Zealand is a saga of steam trains from 1863 to 1901. Covers the old steam railway lines from Christchurch to Ferrymead , Invercargill, Wellington and the Far North. Dust-jacket sunned but otherwise fine.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND.
The story of the building and development of the New Zealand railway system. Circumscribed by geography and finance the achievement of a unified country wide system was no mean feat. Contains many interesting photographs.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback wiith dust jacket. 342 pages. SECONDHAND
A pictorial history of steam trains in New Zealand, illustrated with photographs from the author's collection. Includes North and South Island steam trains, the Wellington and Manawatu Railway locomotives, the Rimutakas, cattle trucks and coal trains, railway stations, troop trains, royal trains, sheds and shops and the Streamliners.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND.
A collection of 118 superb black and white photographs of NZ steam by railway photographer Sinclair. Superb and evocative portaits of a bygone romance of power, speed and steam.
Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
Covers the twilight period of steam on the New Zealand Government Railways, from the adoption of change to diesel power in 1952 to the final extinction of steam in 1971.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes 160 different types of locomotive once owned by the New Zealand Government Railways and traces the evolution of the NZ steam locomotive from 1863. A superb selection of fine photographs complement the text. First published in 1956 this is the fully revised second edition with much new material added.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 174 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed account of the NZR locomotives of the period compiled by the NZ Railway and Locomotive Society, part of a series of three books. Many illustrations.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 1988. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the locomotives owned by NZR. Numbering over one thousand they were enormously varied, ranging from a little over five tons to almost 148 tons, and from the occasional failure to trend setting designs of international significance. Largest collection of photographs ever assembled in a single volume.
The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. NEW
New Zealand's railways traverse a rugged landscape, bush covered hills, extensive alpine regions, deep ravines, and swirling rivers. They cross more than 2,000 bridges, one for every 2km of track, and some 180 tunnels. The author unfolds this remarkable story 'the great New Zealand adventure', the building and operation of a spectacular railway system.
Grantham House, Wellington, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND.
Illustrated with over 300 photographs this book recalls to life the changing face of the railways over 140 years. The good old days of steam receive rightful coverage, but the contribution of modern motive power is not neglected.
Harper Collins, Auckland, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The lively and informative illustrated story of twelve great New Zealand Railway journeys, from one end of the country to the other.
Exisle Publishing, Ltd., Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
A beautiful collection of 80 full colour prints illustrating how closely the scenic attractions of New Zealand were related to the national railways and transport system. NZR publicity at its finest. 305mmx250mm.
Publicity Branch New Zealand Railways, Wellington, 1937. Card covers. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
A pictorial documentary of the years 1955-1995 on New Zealand railways; a period that coincides with the end of one era, the whole of the second and the beginning of the third.
Harper Collins Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
Journeys from the Golden Age of New Zealand Railways. A celebration of a time when rail journeys provided excitement, companionship and a certain romance.
Exisle Publishing, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. NEW
A popular social history of the railways and rail travel, that tells the story of the development of the rail network and the changes that have taken place since the first track was laid in 1861.
Whitcoulls, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A survey of the time when railways dominated the New Zealand passenger transport system, the golden age of the steam locomotive and the passenger express. First published in 1982.
Dunmore Press Co Ltd., Palmerston North, 1994. Softback. 147 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated exploration of NZ's rail history from pioneering days when railways opened up the country: through the long 'golden age' when rail was central to daily life; and the last half century of decline.
Random House, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 251 pages. SECONDHAND
The stories of engine driver Roberts and his experiences on New Zealand railways together with technical details and a superb collection of photographs. A very fine copy of a beautiful Caxton Press publication.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND
The reminiscences of a railwayman that first appeared in serial form in the Weekly News. The author was an engine driver and he describes the many sides to railway life in the age of steam.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 141 pages. SECONDHAND
The completion of the Main Trunk Railway to the centre of the North Island was one of the boldest and most difficult surveying and construction ventures ever undertaken in New Zealand. This is the complete story of the surveying, construction, politics and social history of the line.
Collin Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
For almost 80 years, until 1955 the Rimutaka Incline linked the Wairarapa district with its port at Wellington. This is the remarkable history of that singular Fell railway, a triumph of engineering in very difficult country. Many illustrations. This copy signed by the author.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 336 pages. SECONDHAND
The stories and experiences of a railway enthusiast who sent hundreds of hours riding the rails throughout New Zealand during their glory days of steam and deisel. Illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and well illustrated history of the line which dates from 1873 and that played a vital role in the economic development of the area and its trade with the rest of the north island.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the Canterbury railway system from the earliest days when Canterbury inaugurated the age of Government railway operation on December 1, 1863 until 1878 soon after the abolition of Provincial Government. Signed with a dedication by the author.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the men who built and maintained the Midland Line in Canterbury and the women who lived in the railway houses. A great social history of the Midland Line.
Yuilleen White, Renwick, 1998. Softcovers. 125 pages, illustrated. NEW
A history of the railway through the Southern Alps illustrated with historic photographs and modern colour photographs of trains in the scenic grandeur of the Alps.
Industrial Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 1987. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
This book brings to life the memories of eight people who experienced the South Island Midland Line first hand. The memories mostly relate to the Springfield to Otira section of the line, from the 1920's onwards. There is also a detailed overview of the history of the line together with a 53 page photo gallery covering the construction and later years of the railway.
Hilton Press, second revised edition. Softback. 210 pages. NEW.
West of the Divide More Memories of the Midlandl Line by Stephen and Matthew Wright. This second installment of Memories of the Midland Line series looks at the western section of the railway, primarilyfrom Greymouth to Otira. Profusely illustrated, includes a section on West Coast stations.
Hilton Press, Christchurch, 2010. Softcovers, illustrated, 307 pages. NEW
The third book in the series of Memories of the Midland Line explores the tunnel construction and the social history of Otira and features its early history and a wide selection of stories from those who lived there when it was a thriving railway town. A companion volume to the earlier publications Journey to the Pass and West of the Divide.
Allprint Marketing Services Ltd., Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 317 pages. NEW
The story of the making of the Kaikoura to Picton railway, "a sea level mountain railway beyond Daswood". The last major railway construction in New Zealand. Illustrated with historic photographs.
The NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Incorporated, Wellington, 1990. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A well illustrated history of the famous branch railway that was finally closed in 1990. Part was retained as the Taieri Gorge Railway and the rest is now the very popular Otago Rail Trail. Third edition.
The Otago Railway and Locomotive Society, Dunedin, 1995. Softback. 117 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrates and comments upon the changes that took place in the railways in the second half of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the branch line system. Poignant and nostalgic.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 2005. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of, and guide to discovering ghost railways, the remains of the many main and branch lines that were once busy centres of communication . Many historic photographs. First published in 1995, this is the revised second edition.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1998. Softback. 127 pages. SECONDHAND
This is a memoir and a history of the once large and busy railway workshops at Addington, Christchurch that were closed and dismantled in the early 1990's. It is well illustrated in colour and black and white with many photographs. A book for anyone with an interest in New Zealand railway history.
NZ Railway & Locamotive Society Ltd., Wellington, 2009. Softback. 112 pages. NEW.
A comprehensive and well illustrated history of the locomotives and bush tramways built to transport felled timber to the sawmills and then the sawn timber to railheads and wharves, and the men who operated them under basic conditions using a full measure of Kiwi ingenuity. First published in 1998 by IPL Books.
Transpress, Wellington, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The Colonial Sugar Refining Company's light railways of Fiji. The story of 470 miles of 2ft. guage railways and ninety 2ft. guage locomotives used in the sugar-cane industry.
NZ Railway and Locomotive Society, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 107 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
A complete record of all locomotives owned by the New South Wales Government Railways between the years 1855 to 1965. Brief tecchnical details of each type is included together with excellent photographs. First published in 1955 this is the revised and expanded edition.
The Australian Railway Historical Society, Sydney, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 pages. SECONDHAND
A world wide survey of railway operation and equipment, profusley illustrated with locomotives and rolling stock, includes NZ Railways. 86 pages of manufacturers advertising.
Sampson Low, London, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. Folio. 358 pages. SECONDHAND
A world wide survey of railway operation and equipment, profusley illustrated with locomotives and rolling stock, includes NZ Railways. 80 pages of manufacturer's advertising.
Sampson Low, London, 1962. Hardback, no dust jacket. 435 pages. SECONDHAND
A well illustrated and well written cultural history of the horse in New Zealand and the role they have played in history, their contribution to transport and economic development and their part in war, sport and leisure.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of the construction and use of horsedrawn vehicles and stories of the men and women who drove them in the pioneer New Zealand of the nineteenth century. Also includes details of the Newman Brothers and the Cobb and Co. Telegraph line.
The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of New Zealand motoring during the pioneering and formative phase 1898-1919. Includes details of several NZ built cars, social history of motoring, licensing, automobile associations and lots of photographs.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SECONDHAND
A very well illustrated account of owning and driving veteran and vintage cars that covers the scene on both sides of the Tasman. Includes a portfolio of notable cars. Sponsored by BP. Scarce.
Marque Publishing Company Pty Ltd., Blakehurst, Australia. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The inside story of the world's most innovative motorcycle and the man, his family, and the friends who made the dream of winning the toughest races true.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 143 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of midget car racing at speedway dirt tracks in Christchurch 1936-75, a time when owners and drivers created their own cars and the spares that went with them.
Speedway Classics, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 102 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the 'Southern Cross' flown by Charles Kingsford-Smith and his crew on the first flight across the Pacific ocean from California to Brisbane, Australia.
Penlington and Somerville, Sydney, 1928. Hardback, no dust jacket. 227 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
A very interesting account of the pioneering of aviation in New Zealand. Beginning with the Balloon age from 1890 this book describes the first airmen and aircraft and the development of civil and military aviation, including the birth of the RNZAF. Includes the useful addition of a loose typewritten index of names.
Unity Press Ltd., Auckland, 1941. Hardback, no dust jacket. 191 pages, SECONDHAND
A very thorough, illustrated and well researched account of South Canterbury aviation pioneer Richard Pearse. His entitlement to first-flight honours is fully and fairly discussed here. First published in 1973, this is the second edition.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 251 pages. SECONDHAND
A self-taught, backyard mechanic from a remote New Zealand farm, Richard Pearse was not only among the first to leave the ground in a heavier-than-air machine, but was conducting his experiments at the same time as the Wright brothers. He acomplished a powered takeoff in his own aircraft, possibly as early as 31 March 1903. First published in 1973 this is the revised edition 1994.
Reed Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1994. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthology of research notes, essays and ideas from the archives of C.G. Rodliffe, Auckland. Fully illustrated.
C.G. Rodliffe, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 95 pages. NEW.
A book about remarkable New Zealander's of all ages who love to fly. Full of interesting little known aviation stories about aircraft being flown and being restored.
Random House, Auckland, 1998. Softback. 290 pages. SECONDHAND
A very thorough and comprehensive history of all the small and pioneering air lines that operated in New Zealand prior to the consolidation of the 1970s. Copious illustrations.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2003. Softback. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of how SPANZ was formed and how it challenged the air licencing bureaucracy, political establisment and the government owned NAC monopoly of the day. This airline used modified DC-3 Viewmasters.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2000. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
The first flight strait across in 1920 led to viable regular services by 1935. This is the pioneering story of how aviation linked the two islands of New Zealand with its most important air route.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1995. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the aviation pioneers of the relatively isolated Gisborne East Cape region. However East Coast Airways was the first New Zealand airline to be licenced in 1935 and the Gisborne Napier route continues to be the oldest sheduled air route in the country.
Craig Printing Co, Ltd., Invercargill, 1997. Softback. 92 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of air services and air travel in New Zealand's most remote region. of South Westland, 1934-1967. First published in 1994.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2000. Softback. 80 pages. NEW
A complete illustrated history of the use of this type of aircraft in New Zealand. From early days at Hobsonville through the war and RNZAF flying boats to the golden age of the TEAL services across the Tasman and in the Pacific.
Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
The gripping story of the New Zealand aviation pioneer, who made several record England to Australasia record breaking solo flights in the 1930s. This copy is signed with a dedication by the author.
Technical Books, Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and illustrated account of the Tiger Month that has been used in New Zealand more that any other type, civil or military, 479 in all. It was widely used in the top dressing industry.
Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand Inc., Wellington, 2000. Softback. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
In 1962 a Dragonfly went missing on a scenic flight from Christchurch to Milford Sound. Despite extensive searches nothing was ever found of aircraft, pilot and passengers. This book investigates the fascinating story. Extensive illustrations.
Craig Printing Company Ltd., Invercargill, 2005. Softback. 213 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of US Navy antarctic aviation and the Operation Deep Freeze flights from Christchurch to McMurdo Sound. During these operations 50 men have died. A couple of marks to foredge of this copy.
Infinity Publishing, West Conshohoken, PA., USA, 2007. Softback. 548 pages. SECONDHAND
The Erebus disaster occured on 28 November 1979, 257 people were killed. Published after the Royal Commission report the author finds it impossible to accept pilot error as a cause.
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 347 pages. SECONDHAND
The behind the scenes account of the Royal Commission and its findings by High Court Judge Mahon that reveals the painstaking study which brought him to his conclusions.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND
An exciting insight into early regional airlines, South Island Airways, Trans Island Airways and West Coast Airways and the daring pilots who flew in the rugged south island landscape.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991. Softback. 229 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
Stories of aviators, navigators, fighter-pilots, designers, engineers and test pilots who explored the frontiers of flight with foresight, courage and creativity from the earliest days.
Random House NZ, Auckland, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND