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.