A detailed and authorative account of sealing and whaling in the islands and of the cultural impact these extractive industries had on the lives and culture of the Moriori. Illustrations.
Roebuck Society Publication No. 21, Canberra, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 89 pages. SECONDHAND
Two early accounts of the Chatham Islands from 1866 and 1882. Facsimiles of the original editions. Hunt arrived at Port Nicholson in 1840 and spent time at Otaki, and as a Pakeha-Maori with Te Rauparaha. Later in 1840 he resided in the Chathams, and visited Pitt Island. Includes also The Chatham Islands by the Rev. P C Anderson, a record of three months on the Islands in 1882.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 64 & 34 pages, with folding map. NEW
Journal of The Bishop's Tour through his Diocese, including a visit Bishop Selwyn made to the Chatham Islands in the year 1848. First published in 1849 this is a facsimile reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 134 pages. NEW.
A classic account of nineteenth century life in the Chatham Islands. This book also describes farming and station life at Castle Hill, Canterbury in the early 1860s. Illustrations. First edition. Rare.
Simpson and Williams Ltd., Christchurch, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 474 pages. SECONDHAND
A classic account of nineteenth century life in the Chatham Islands. This book also describes farming and station life at Castle Hill, Canterbury in the early 1860s. First published in 1950, this is a facsimle reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 474 pages. NEW.
An interesting compendium of information about a critical decade of Chatham Island history collected from reports in contemporary newspapers, chiefly the Hawke's Bay Herald. The book is illustrated with photographs taken by visiting photographers during the same decade.
Paremata Press, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
Celebrated NZ historian Michael King provides the definitive modern account of the origin and history of the Moriori people of the Chatham Islands. A work of scholarship and compassion, well illustrated throughout. Archival tape repaired tear to dust jacket.
Penguin Viking, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the romantic story of the island's history together with Simpson's account of his own visit. Illustrated. Scarce. THIS COPY has no jacket.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with no dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
Michael King provides a comprehensive history of the Chatham Islands with chapters on Moriori and manukau, sealing and fishing, whaling and farming, Chudleigh and Wharekauri, the Germans, Maori and Pakeha settlers. Outstanding photographs by Robin Morrison.Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A memoir of a year the Grundy's spent on the Chatham Islands relieving the resident doctor. A collection of light hearted anectdotes and acute observations. First published 1968.
Whitcombe And Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the island's history and culture from one who was a great repository of the oral history of the community, its anecdotes and its folklore. Holmes was the most respected elder and foremost historian on the islands who lived there from 1922.
Shoal Bay Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
A New Zealand natural history classic the story of the saving of the Chatham Island Black Robin afer the population dropped to just seven individuals. Illustrated with the drawings of David Cemmick.
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., Auckland, 1986. Softback. 135 pages. SECONDHAND
Begins with a survey of island natural history and then provides an extremely valuable survey of Chatham Islands history that includes biographies of many of the early settlers, the Moriori and Maori. Scarce.
Simpson and Williams Ltd., Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 177 pages. SECONDHAND
In three parts, an Historical and Economic Background, Cultural context, projections for the future. Folding map at front.