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MORIORI The Morioris of the South Island
Herries Beattie
ISBN9780473019945
$50.00

A history of the earliest inhabitants of the east and south of the South Island by a most interesting historian. The title is somewhat dated, Moriori is the name now reserved for the original inhabitants of the Chatham Islands, but in Beattie's day it was commonly used for the earliest people of Te Wai Pounamu. First published in 1941, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index of Maori words.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 73 pages, with a new index of Maori words. NEW


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THE MAORIS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
T.A. Pybus
ISBN9781877151712
$50.00

The history, lore and traditions of southern Maori from the beginning, and an account of the successive waves of migration and conquest, culminating with the earliest days of contact with Europeans. First published in 1954, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 70 pages, with index. NEW

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MAORI LORE OF LAKE, ALP AND FIORD
Herries Beattie
ISBN9780958339018
$60.00

"Folk lore, fairy tales,  Traditions and Place Names of the Scenic Wonderland of the South Island." First published in 1945, this is a facsimile edition with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 168 pages, with index. SECONDHAND


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TIKAO TALKS Traditions and Tales of the Canterbury Maoris
Herries Beattie
ISBN9781877346040C
$60.00

Contains many traditions and beliefs never before recorded As an old man Teone Taare Tikao passed on to the author knowledge which he had gained as a young man from the old people. First published in 1939 and again in 1990, this is a facsimile of the first edition with an index added.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 178 pages, with index. NEW


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TANGATA NGAI TAHU Volume I
Helen Brown and Takerei Norton, editors
ISBN9781988533308
$39.99

Remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of the South Island iwi with 50 short biographies spanning over 200 years. Illustrated.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2018. Softback. 352 pages. NEW


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MAORI FOLK-TALES OF THE PORT HILLS, Canterbury, New Zealand
James Cowan
ISBN9870958339032
$50.00

Ngai Tahu stories and legends collected, in the main, from Hone Taare Tikao of Rapaki. A facsimile of the 1923 edition, with a new index by Robin Mitchell.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 109 pages. NEW


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MAORI PLACE-NAMES OF CANTERBURY
Herries Beattie
ISBN9780958339049
$60.00

A comprehensive collection that includes over one thousand hitherto unpublished names collected from Maori sources. First published in 1945, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1995. Softback. 177 pages. NEW


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GREENSTONE TRAILS The Maori Search for Pounamu
Barry Brailsford
ISBN0589014943
$80.00

The Maori searched for, and then traded, the precious pounamu along ancient trails across angry swollen rivers, through sombre forests and over treacherous snowfields into the heart of the Southern Alps. This book describes those old trails and their history. Maps and illustrations. First edition.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1984. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF CANTERBURY (3 VOL SET)
James Hight and C. Straubel (editors)
31033103
$165.00

A highly regarded history of of the province of Canterbury, New Zealand. Vol 1 covers Maori and European settlement to 1854, Vol 2 describes the establishment of provincial government while Vol 3 discusses Canterbury after 1876 and the rise of centralised government up to 1950. Originally planned as a centennial issue, war led to its delayed publication.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch. Hardbacks with dust-jackets. Illustrated. Vol 1, 1957, 287 Pages, Vol 2, 1971, 539 Pages, Vol 3, 1965, 547 Pages. SECONDHAND


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A NEW HISTORY OF CANTERBURY
Stevan Eldred-Grigg
ISBN0868680397
$42.50

A history of an unusually prosperous province that the author finds was a 'throughly bourgeois place' and facing complex new challenges. All discussed in relation to migration, domestic life, class, polotics, crime, religion, education, sexuality and pleasure.

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS ON PORT COOPER PLAINS (Deans Family Riccarton)
John Deans
2011041406
$85.00

Tells the tale of the Deans Family of Riccarton, Christchurch, pioneers who settled in the area seven years before the main body of settlers arrived in the first four ships under the auspices of the Canterbury Association. The Deans Family went on to have a substantial influence on the new settlement.

Simpson and Williams Ltd., Christchurch, 1964. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 178 Pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS OF THE PLAINS The Deans of Canterbury
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN0908704402
$75.00

The Deans arrived in 1843 for seven years they were the only Europeans on the plains. This is the absorbing account of how the Canterbury settlement was established, for the Deans knew all the notables of the day. They helped to fashion Canterbury history in a unique way. 

Shoal Bay Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS OF CANTERBURY. DEANS LETTERS 1840-1854
Deans Family
210201803
$175.00

These letters passed between members of the Deans family in New Zealand and their relatives in Scotland and cover the period 1840-1854. An outstanding picture of life in early Canterbury. A very good copy. Scarce.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1937. Hardback with dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS OF CANTERBURY. DEANS LETTERS 1840-1854
John Deans
ISBN9781927203231
$70.00

These letters passed between members of the Deans family in New Zealand and their relatives in Scotland and cover the period 1840-1854. An outstanding picture of life in early Canterbury. First published in 1937, this is a facsimle reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 311 pages. NEW


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LETTERS TO MY GRANDCHILDREN
Jane Deans
ISBN9780958339025
$60.00

These letters describe everyday conditions during the earliest days of European settlement in Canterbury, a unique insight into settler life. This new edition includes an index for the first time.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1995. Softback. 126 pages, with index. NEW


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DEANS FAMILY 1840-1990
Deans Family Reunion Organising Committee
610240413
$75.00

Sesquicentennial Commemorative Booklet for the Deans family reunion with family information up to the current generations.

Deans Family Reunion Organising Committee, Christchurch, 1990. Hardback with no dust jacket. 78 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRACKING CAPTAIN THOMAS
Colin Amodeo
ISBN9781877303630
$49.99

A journey in search of the unacknowledged founder of Canterbury. Captain Joseph Thomas arrived in 1840 and joined the New Zealand Company survey and was instrumental in the siting of Christchurch. This gives his full biography.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 288 pages. NEW


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JOHN ROBERT GODLEY OF CANTERBURY
C E Carrington
51025092
$30.00

A biography of the leading force behind the settlement of Canterbury. Includes his political career in Ireland, his travels to North America, the Canterbury Association, Godley's return to Britain.  

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 251 pages. SECONDHAND


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REMEMBERING GODLEY
Mark Stocker, editor
!SBN1877270032
$37.50

A collection of essays on the public and private life, the ideas and achievements  of the founder and first administrator of the Canterbury Settlement.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JOURNAL OF EDWARD WARD Canterbury 1850-51
Edward Ward
610260011
$55.00

Edward Ward, a young man of 25, arrived in New Zealand with the first 'Canterbury Pilgrims'. This is his vivid and detailed account of this adventure, the journey and the first six months in the infant settlement. Limited edition of 1850 copies.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 222 pages. SECONDHAND


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FORGOTTEN FORTY-NINERS
Colin Amodeo
ISBN9780908563957
$120.00

Details the years 1849-1850 in Canterbury and the difficulties as well as the triumphs of the men and women who were the true founders of the new colony. Those who arrived in December 1850 aboard the now-legendary 'First Four Ships' were fortunate to have had the foundations of settlement already prepared for them. 

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 236 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SUMMER SHIPS
Colin Amodeo
ISBN0908563922
$180.00

A comprehensive and well illustrated account of the first six ships sent out from Engkland to New Zealand by the Canterbury Association in 1850-1851. Limited edition of 750 copies.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2000. Hardback with slipcase. 358 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE SUMMER SHIPS
Colin Amodeo
ISBN0908563914
$39.99

A comprehensive and well illustrated account of the first six ships sent out from England to New Zealand by the Canterbury Association in 1850-1851.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 358 pages. NEW


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THE TORLESSE PAPERS (CHARLES TORLESSE)
Peter Maling (editor)
2011041405
$55.00

The journals and letters of Charles Obins Torlesse concerning the foundation of the Canterbury Settlement in New Zealand 1848 to 1851. As a surveyor, Torlesse had experience of the events, personalities and controversies that preceeded the arrival of the first four ships in Lyttelton. 1st edition, one of a limited edition of 750 copies.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust-jacket. 238 Pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TORLESSE PAPERS 1848-1851 The Birth of Canterbury
Charles Torlesse edited by Peter B Maling
ISBN0908563981
$42.50

The journals and letters of Charles Obins Torlesse concerning the foundation of the Canterbury Settlement in New Zealand 1848 to 1851. As a surveyor, Torlesse had experience of the events, personalities and controversies that preceded the arrival of the first four ships in Lyttelton. Second edition, one of a limited edition of 750 copies.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 255 Pages. SECONDHAND


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PUNCH IN CANTERBURY Issues 1-20
anon.
71028051
$600.00

Complete run of this very rare, political magazine which satirizes local and national politics and identities. Most issues are about 6 pages with added full page cartoons. There is a reasonable amount of tape repairs to edges, as well as some old tape repairs across torn pages. Some chipping loss to some margins. Earlier issues are the worse affected. Bound in hard boards.

Punch Office, Christchurch, 1865. Hardback with no dust jacket. 90 numbered pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND, Vol. 3. CANTERBURY
Cyclopedia Company
210220611
$395.00

Describes the industries, people and history of the region in great detail. A social history with numerous biographies of use to family historians. Many photographs of named people. Half leather binding, gilt titles to spine. We stock these in various condition and styles of binding, please contact us for full details of available items. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  Image is of the title page.

The Cyclopedia Company Ltd., Christchurch, 1903. Hardback. 1116 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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CANTERBURY OLD AND NEW 1850 to 1900
William Reeves
2011040711
$50.00

A history of Canterbury from Maori settlement to the arrival of Paheha pioneers with the Canterbury Settlement. Describes plants and animals of the province.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1900. Hardback. Illustrated. 215 Pages. SECONDHAND


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EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD AND THE COLONIAL DREAM; A RECONSIDERATION
The Friends of the Turnbull Library
ISBN9781869562045
$37.50

The record of a seminar held by the Friends of the Turnbull Library. Numerous articles on Wakefield's Life, Thought and Influence, his views of the land, and his cultural legacy.

GP Publications, Wellington, 1997. Softback, 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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PROVINCIAL PERSPECTIVES
L. Richardson and W. McIntyre
ISBN0900392266
$32.50

A collection of six essays, five with close Canterbury connexions, on Henry Sewell, Samuel Butler, women of the Canterbury landed gentry, the gold rushes, Blackball Miners' Union and Auckland politics 1841-53.

Canterbury University Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 149 pages. SECONDHAND


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REPORT ON IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PORT AND PLAINS
Various
110211033
$175.00

Report of the Select Committee appointed by the Council of the Society of Land-Purchasers in the Canterbury Settlement, to take into consideration the best means of improving the communication between the port and the plains. One of the earliest pieces of printing in Canterbury. Bagnall 5244. Very rare.

I. Shrimpton, Lyttelton, 1851. Paper covers, stab stitched. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EARLY DAYS OF CANTERBURY
A. Selwyn Bruce
5580
$120.00

A history of the first thirty years of the Canterbury Settlement, interesting reminiscences together with illustrations from photographs by A.C. Barker. First edition.

Simpson and Williams Ltd., Christchurch, 1932. Hardback with no dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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BISHOP HARPER'S JOURNEYS
Compiled by Carol A Williams
ISBN0473030772
$37.50

Bishop Harper's visitations, consecrations, baptisms and confirmations between 1857 and 1890. Includes visits from North Canterbury down to Southland, Banks Peninsula and the West Coast. Itinerary and maps. THIS COPY signed by author.

Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, Christchurch, 1997. Spiral bound softback. Approx. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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BISHOP HARPER AND THE CANTERBURY SETTLEMENT
H.T. Purchas
410220711
$55.00

A biography of a significant figure in the life of early Christchurch and Canterbury. First published in 1903, this is the second revised edition with new material added. Illustrations.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1909. Hardback, no dust jacket. 253 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHAPING A COLONIAL CHURCH Bishop Harper of Christchurch
Colin Brown, Marie Peters and Jane Teal
ISBN1877257443
$45.00

A collection of papers telling the story of of the setting up of the branch of the Church of England in the new colony of Canterbury and the bishop who led it, John Chitty Harper. This copy is signed to title page by eight of the contributing authors.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 315 pages. SECONDHAND


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HENRY JACOBS, A CLERGYMAN OF CALIBRE
Helen Garrett
ISBN9780908704545
$37.50

Including the reminiscences of Mary Thompson. A biography of the first headmaster of Christ's College, and the first Dean of Christchurch Cathedral. Good information on the development of the Canterbury Association.

Shoal Bay Press, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 306 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JOURNAL OF HENRY SEWELL 1853-7 Two Volumes
W. David McIntyre (Ed)
ISBN0723306230
$50.00

The first volume covers the period of Sewell's public life when he and his wife Elizabeth, were living in Canterbury winding up the affairs of the Canterbury Association. The second volume covers his life as a parliamentarian in Auckland though there are excursions back to Canterbury. A revealing glimpse of early colonial life.  Price is for both volumes together.

Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1980. Two volumes, hardbacks with dust jackets. 510 pages & 371 pages. SECONDHAND


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SET SAIL FOR CANTERBURY
Jennifer Queree, editor
ISBN0906850159
$65.00

An illustrated record of the preparations of Henry Slater Richards of Bridgenorth, England, for his son's emigration to the Canterbury Settlement in 1850. A numbered,  limited edition of 200 copies.

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SPRING IN THE CANTERBURY SETTLEMENT
C. Warren Adams
410250612
$35.00

Offers fascinating glimpses of pioneer life in the infant Canterbury Settlement of Lyttelton and Christchurch where 'wild pigs abound' in the sand hills of Brighton. First published in 1853.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 92 pages with addendum containing 4 folding plates. SECONDHAND


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'BLEST MADMAN' FITZGERALD OF CANTERBURY
Edmund Bohan
ISBN9780908812776
$35.00

The first biography of one of the most mercurial men in 19C New Zealand. Fitzgerald was wit, essayist and poet, artist, journalist, civil servant, politician, orator and singer. He was the first editor of the Lyttelton Times and founder of The Press and the first Superintendent of Canterbury.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 369 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CANTERBURY ALBUM
Joan Woodward
ISBN0908714025
$37.50

Using the laborious collodian or wet plate method of photography Canterbury's pioneer photographers captured a special time in the history of the province. This book includes work by all the early notables and covers Canterbury, the west coast and the Chatham Islands. 

Te Waihora Press, Lincoln, 1987. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIDDEN LIGHT Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography
Ken Hall
ISBN9781877375569
$49.99

A scholarly account of local photography and photographers in the second half of the nineteenth century. Wonderful and little known photographs of Maori, early Christchurch, burgeoning European settlement and early pastoral and extractive industry. Much of this has not been seen before.

Christchurch City Art Gallery, 2019. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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DR A.C. BARKER 1819-1873 Photographer, Farmer, Physician
C.C. Burdon
110250032
$42.50

Best known for his photographic record of the earliet years of the Canterbury settlement and the infant city of Christchurch, Dr Barker was in the first party of immigrants in December 1850. Barker was dogmatic and iracible but always enthusiastic and very human. Illustrated with the doctor's own drawings and photographs. 

John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 88 pages, 24 pages of photographs. SECONDHAND


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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR JULIUS von HAAST A New Zealand Pioneer
H.F. von Haast
110250031
$135.00

The life story of the great man written by his son. It chronicles a decade of exciting explorations as geologist of the province of Canterbury in the then terra incognita of the Southern Alps. He was also responsible for the founding and early collections of the Canterbury museum.

H.F. von Haast, Wellington, 1948. Hardback, no dust jacket. 1142 pages with folding maps. SECONDHAND


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JULIUS HAAST IN THE SOUTHERN ALPS
Colin J. Burrows
ISBN9781877257087
$85.00

Haast was an important figure in the early exploration and scientific investigation of the Canterbury province. His journeys through Westland and Canterbury are legendary and his topographical and geological mapping in these regions was outstanding. He was the founder and first director of the Canterbury museum. A few marks to boards. THIS COPY IS SIGNED by Burrows.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2005. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HENRY WYNN WILLIAMS
R.B. Wynn-Williams
ISBN9780473226244
$39.95

An absorbing history of the life of a colourfull colonial legal man, his friends collegues and clients in the formative years of Christchurch and the Canterbury Settlement.

Shand's Track Publishing, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 199 pages. NEW


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CRICKETING COLONISTS, THE BRITTAN BROTHERS IN EARLY CANTERBURY
Geoffrey Rice and Frances Ryman
ISBN9781927145685
$39.99

William Guise Brittan, Chairman of the Society of Canterbury Colonists, owner of Halswell Quarry and founder of three churches. His brother Joseph founded the Canterbury Standard. They were leading members of Christchurch society and keen cricket supporters in the new colony. An account of their successes and failures.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 328 pages. NEW


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OLD CHRISTCHURCH In Picture and Story
Johannes C. Andersen
210220411
$45.00

The classic centennial history of Christchurch by an outstanding local historian. His own personal remembrance extends back to 1875 and the informative text is accompanied by many photographs of the old city and its growth. First published in 1949 this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 499 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHARING THE CHALLENGE
B G Thomson
ISBN0473005964
$65.00

A social and pictorial history of the Christchurch Police District. Includes rural sub-districts, special sections, social aspects, roll of honour, the Constabulary Force. records the terrible prospects faced by the first constables.

Christchurch Police District History Book Committee, Christchurch, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 360 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND
Henry Wigram
2011041403
$75.00

Based on the recollections of early pioneers and their followers, this tells the story of the the men and women who came to Cantebury to found a new settlement in the 1840s. To this the author has added the history of the building of the province's infrastructure, churches, transport and social institutions. Includes a timeline of events from 1850 to 1916.

Lyttelton Times Co., Ltd., Christchurch, 1916. Hardback, no dust jacket. 269 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERN CAPITAL Towards a City Biography
J. Cookson and G. Dunstall
ISBN9780908812875
$45.00

A collection of essays that take fascinating and broad views of the first 150 years of the city, showing how the modern city is intimately linked to its past. NB. this is a pre earthquake history.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF CHRISTCHURCH BY-LAW No 1
Corporation of the City of Christchurch
510260313
$65.00

A by-law to make provision for the good rule and government of the city. 750 ordinances and 38 forms pertaining to the regulations of Christchurch City at time of publication. THIS COPY has rusted staples and some minor wear.

Corporation of the City of Christchurch, Christchurch, 1916. Softback. lix+272 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL DIAMOND JUBILEE 1868-1928
Anon.
110201112
$65.00

The official jubilee souvenir publication, containing much of interest about the municipal development of the city and considerable local advertising. Very good condtion.

Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, 1928. Paper covers. 131 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF SOCIAL WORK DIOCESE OF CHRISTCHURCH
G.M. Morgan
20110702
$45.00

The History of the Social Service Council of the Diocese of Christchurch. Written in 1966 for the Social Service Council. Unpublished, bound typescript in thesis format. Cover slightly marked. Anglican Social Services stamp on front endpaper.

Social Services Council. Hardback. 101 Pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH SWAMP TO CITY
John Wilson
ISBN0908714041
$47.50

A short illustrated history of the Christchurch Drainage Board 1875-1989. Folding maps throughout.

Te Waihora Press, Lincoln, 1989. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY CHURCHES IN AND AROUND CHRISTCHURCH
Derek and Judith Hamilton
ISBN9780473131128
$35.00

Well illustrated with colour photographs by Derek Hamilton. Covers an area between Amberley and the Rakaia, and from the east of the peninsula to Springfield in the west. Each page has a large photo with a short history and description below.

Judith and Derek Hamilton, St Albans, 2008. Softback. 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUILT IN FAITH Catholic Churches of Christchurch 1840-2010
M. Hanrahan
ISBN9780473220785
$85.00

Interesting illustrated history of Catholic churches and church building throughout Canterbury and Westland. Many of these buildings were destroyed in the Christchurch earthquakes just as this book was about to be published. First published in 2012.

Christchurch Diocese, 2017. Softback. 239 pages. NEW


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THE CANTERBURY CHURCH PROPERTY
Henry Jacobs, Dean of Christchurch
510260314
$47.50

Articles reprinted from The New Zealand Church News relating to the historical, legislative and constitutional affairs of the (Anglican) Church of New Zealand, predominantly in Christchurch. Pertains to property, Trusts and Estates.

Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd., Christchurch, 1930. Softback. 173 pages. SECONDHAND 


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LIGHT AND LIFE, St Peter's, Upper Riccarton
Audrey Storer
ISBN090871405X
$45.00

The memorial stained glass and some notable graves of St Peter's, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Colour photographs of the windows. This copy signed by the author.

Te Waihora Press for the Parish of St Peter's, Lincoln, 1990. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHIPPENHAM LODGE; LINKED IN HISTORY
David Welch
5102214
$30.00

The history of Chippenham Lodge, from it's building in 1862. Early families and the later 'alternative' community that took over the lodge and expanded into adjacent sites.

Heartwood Community Inc. Te Ngakau O Te Rakau, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 68 pages. NEW


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VICTORIA SQUARE Cradle of Christchurch
Geoffrey W. Rice
ISBN9781927145586
$59.99

A very well illustrated record of the history, changing appearance and people of Market Place and Victoria Square since the founding of Christchurch in 1850.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback, no dust jacket as published. 328 pages. NEW


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GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL MAGAZINE
Christchurch Girls High School
610270721
$65.00

Bound issues of the CGHS magazine from 1923 to 1926. 9 issues (#68, 69, 72-78). Lacks Term 3, 1923 and Term 1, 1924. About 40 pages per issue.  School news, poetry, sports etc.

Christchurch Girls High School, Christchuech 1923-1926. Hardback with no dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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WE KINDLE THIS LIGHT
Jean Sharfe and Jane Teal
ISBN9780473169824
$37.50

A history of St Margaret's College, Catholic girl's school, from foundation to 2010.

St Margaret's College, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH A CITY OF LIGHT
Mark Alexander
ISBN047300951X
$42.50

The history of the Christchurch Municpal Electricity Department including the construction of the Lake Coleridge hydro electric scheme in 1914, the country's first.

Southpower, Christchurch, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 146 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH CHANGING An Illustrated History
Geoffrey W. Rice
ISBN9780908812530
$35.00

The story of Christchurch over the past one hundred and fifty years. What made the city develop the distinctive identity it has. Published for the 2000 anniversary the book has acquired a nostalgic poignancy in the light of the earthquake destruction of February 2001.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 172 pages. SECONDHAND


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LOST CHRISTCHURCH
John Wilson
ISBN0908714009
$65.00

A pictorial history of Christchurch's architectural treasures lost to demolition or fire. Numerous black and white photographs of long-gone buildings. Published in 1984 this history is all the more poignant considering the awful loss of remaining inner city buildings in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Te Waihora Press, Lincoln, 1984. Softcovers. Illustrated. 96 Pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH HERITAGE HOUSES
Drawings by Rodney Wells and Text by Vicky Heward
ISBN0908563965
$120.00
$75.00

Illustrations of 70 stately homes in Christchurch with historical information. THIS COPY has some pencil annotations noting earthquake casualties, and has a newspaper clipping pasted along one edge onto the free end paper.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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BUILDINGS & BRIDGES OF CHRISTCHURCH
Gwenda Turner
ISBN0868680230
$85.00

Written at a time when the city's buildings were under threat from demolition by rapacious developers the authors love of the old buildings of Christchurch and her drawings of them have aquired extra importance and charm since the earthquake accounted for most of the buildings she depicts.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CITY OF BRIDGES
John A. Ince
ISBN0958369615
$65.00

A detailed, well researched and well illustrated history of all the bridges over the Avon and Heathcote rivers in Christchurch. Scarce.

Christchurch City Council, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CITY OF BRIDGES
John A Ince
ISBN0416479000860
$37.50

A history of  the many bridges over the Avon and Heathcote rivers in Christchurch. Nearly 200 photographs. Covers bridges past and present (1998).

Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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STREET CORNER A Study to Mark the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Caxton Press
R.C. Lamb
210240121
$42.50

The history of the Victoria Street, Salisbury Street, Montreal Street area of north west central Christchurch from the earliest days and the home of the Caxton Press since 1937.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEALEY AVENUE Christchurch's North Town Belt
G.L. Clark
210240911
$50.00

A detailed history of the north town belt and the various people who lived there and built the fine houses. Some, but not all, have been demolished since the earthquake. A scarce local history title. 

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROLLESTON AVENUE AND PARK TERRACE
G.L. Clark
310220321
$65.00

A detailed history of Rolleston Avenue and Park Terrace and the various people who lived there and built the fine houses. Pen and wash drawings by Derek Margetts. Some, but not all, have been demolished since the earthquake. A scarce local history title.

E.A. Jordan & Co., Christchurch, 1979. Softcover with dust jacket. 89 pages. SECONDHAND


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BOBS AND SINGLES
Patricia Ward
6102602
$30.00

A history of the Christchurch Cathedral Society of Bellringers, New Zealand. Includes details of the purchase and installation of the bells of Christchurch Cathedral, and the membership and activities of the Society.

Christchurch, 1966. Softback. 52 pages. SECONDHAND


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VISION & REALITY Christchurch's Cathedral in the Square
Colin Brown
ISBN0473070561
$45.00

The history of the Christchurch Cathedral, the most well known and recognisable building in the city and the focus of a strong, ever-changing community of faith.

Christchurch Cathedral Chapter, 2000. Softback. 202 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTHERN CROSS AND EVENING STAR
John Russell Wilford
510250031
$42.50

In 1904 the author came from England to be vicar at Waikari, and later had positions at Christchurch Cathedral and Christ's College. The author's ministry in Canterbury. Includes a chapter on German occupation of the Isle of Jersey.

Martini Publications Ltd., London, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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PRINTING IN CANTERBURY
A.A. Smith
727
$65.00

Printing in Canterbury A History of Newspapers and Printing Houses of the Province from the Earliest Times. Published by the Christchurch Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1953.

Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 68 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROUND THE SQUARE
Canterbury Branch, NZ Federation of University Women
ISBN0473033992
$35.00

A history of the square and its buildings over the years since its founding in 1850. Includes little known details about the city's most famous public space and 60 photographs. Of extra interest since the earthquake destroyed many of the buildings in question.

Clerestory Press, Christchurch, 1995. Softback. 86 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEET ME IN THE SQUARE 1983-1987
David Cook
ISBN9781877375378
$49.99
Photographs of Christchurch in the 1980s, a moving and nostalgic look at the now destroyed and lost city, Cathedral Square, Centennial Pool, schoolboys and punks.

Christchurch City Art Gallery, Christchurch, 2014. Hardback. Unpaginated. NEW

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SISTERS OF THE MISSIONS Christchurch 1868-1968
Centenary Committee
91025082
$30.00

Centenary publication giving memories of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions, Sacred Heart College, St Joseph's School.

Centenary Committee, Christchurch, 1968. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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REQUIEM FOR A GASWORKS Christchurch
John S. Pollard
ISBN090039238X
$85.00

The engineering accomplishment of those Victorian men of hard-headed practicallity who brought light and heating to an infant city, and in the boom-to-bust development of a volatile industrial venture. Illustrations.

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALWAYS READY Christchurch Fire Brigade 1869-1985
A. A. Phillips
ISBN0959776303
$65.00

A well illustrated history of the Christchurch brigade, its vehicles and personnel  and of some important fires they have attended.

New Zealand Fire Service, Christchurch, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SHAGROONS PALACE A History of the Christchurch Club
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN97804373104207
$75.00

A absorbing account of the characters and their doings in the Christchurch Club since the early days of the Shagroons', the Canterbury colony nickname for the wealthy pastoralists who founded the club. Canterbury social history at its best.

Henry Elworthy Ltd., Christchurch, 2005. Hardback with dust-jacket. 344 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH WORKING MENS CLUB 1880-1980
Keith Cronshaw
410290901
$37.50

A complete illustrated centennial history of the club that includes a facsimile of the 1930Golden Jubilee publication. Scarce.

Christchurch Working Mens Club, 1980. Softback. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF THE CHRISTCHURCH CLUB 1856-1932
George Harper
81022192
$37.50

Gives an insight into the organisation, and social events of the Christchurch Gentleman's Club, and the early days of Christchurch itself.

Willis and Aiken Ltd., Christchurch, (1932). Softback. 42 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIT FOR LIFE A History of the Crichton Cobbers' Club
Neil Fox
ISBN0473090295
$32.50

For many years Crichton Cobbers has served as a youth club and venue for sporting organisations. This history covers all the varied sports that have used the facilities over the years.

Crichton Cobbers Youth Club Inc., Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 151 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH TRAMPING CLUB Fiftieth Anniversary 1932-1982
Edited by Stella Woodham from material by Una Cocks
5102807
$37.50

The Golden Jubilee publication of the CTC. Many reminiscences and anecdotes of club activities and personalities. Many photographs.

Christchurch Tramping Club Inc., Christchurch, (1982). Softback. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SHORT HISTORY OF CANTERBURY COLLEGE (UNIVERSITY OF NEW ZEALAND)
James Hight and Alice M F Candy
610260819
$75.00

Jubilee publication for the first 25 years of the College. Includes a register of graduates and associates. The College was resident in what is now Christchurch's Arts Centre complex. THIS COPY has a mildly chipped dust jacket.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1927. Hardback with dust jacket. 317 pages. SECONDHAND


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LIFE OF HELEN MACMILLAN BROWN
Edith Searle Grossmann
610221012
$42.50

The first woman to graduate with honours in a British University, Helen Connon (later MacMillan Brown) was one of the founders of Christchurch Girls High School and received her degree at Canterbury College. THIS COPY has some soiling to the cloth boards.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchruch, undated. Hardback with plain dust jacket. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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CITY PRIDE CIVIC TRUST The Work of the Christchurch Civic Trust 1965-2005
John Wilson
ISBN0473104563
$37.50

Records the efforts of the Trust to ensure Christchurch would develop along sound lines and also a record of change in the city over the period concerned.

Christchurch Civic Trust, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANDERSONS LIMITED 1850-1925
anon.
61027072
$95.00

A jubilee publication of the manufacturing engineering and iron and steel merchants, established in 1850. Gives history of the founders, the firm, and their projects and products. Well illustrated.

Andersons Limited, (1925). Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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CTB A Brief Social History of the Christchurch Transport Board 1903-1989
Dave Welch
510260213
$19.99

A history of the buses, trams and their drivers in Christchurch and the social scene linked to the CTB. Formerly the Christchurch Tramway Board. Photographs of original trams, and various styles of bus. Large format.

CTB 100th Anniversary Reunion Society Inc., Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 56 pages. NEW


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EARTHQUAKE 22 FEBRUARY 2011
The Press
ISBN9781869796990
$30.00

Covers the immediate effects of the earthquake and its aftermath as well as looking at the science of the earthquake. Includes a DVD with footage from the day itself and the documentary shown at the Memorial service.

The Press, Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 191 pages plus DVD. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH 22.2 BEYOND THE CORDON
New Zealand Police
ISBN9781869712556
$45.00

Photographs of the initial emergency response and later effects of the 22nd February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. 25 police photographers were involved in documenting the event. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Hodder/Moa, Auckland, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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PLEASE DEMOLISH WITH A KIND HEART Behind Christchurch's Red Zone
Glen Howey
ISBN9780473333836
$49.99

Collection of photographs of condemned buildings throughout Christchurch's Red Zone, including Port Hills and Lyttelton, both Cathedrals etc.

P Q Blackwell, Auckland, (2015). Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. NEW


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ONCE IN A LIFETIME City-building after Disaster in Christchurch
Edited by Barnaby Bennett, James Dann, Emma Johnson and Ryan Reynolds
ISBN9780473289409
$37.50

55 essays on quake related issues such as the Red Zone, demolition, rebuild planning, community responses, Gap Filler, anchor projects, Christchurch Central Recovery Plan.

Freerange Press, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 512 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHRISTCHURCH THE TRANSITIONAL CITY Pt IV
Various contributors
ISBN9780473250188
$47.50

Documents some of the response and acknowledges that it has occured in all modes of society: business, corporate, arts, design, government, philanthropy, education and of course, community. A contribution on how to create a city for the 21st and 22nd century, very well illustrated.

Freerange Press, Wellington, 2012. Softback. 380 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS IN PROTEST
R.C. Lamb
2011040712
$35.00

Pioneers  in Protest No Gains Without Drains, being letters, mainly of complaint, culled from the archives of the Christchurch City Council. Some things never change. Hand set, published by Nag's Head Press, a limited edition of 150 copies.

Nag's Head Press, Christchurch, 1970. Hardback. 47 pages. SECONDHAND


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COMMUNITY OF THE SACRED NAME
Ruth Fry
ISBN0958332606
$35.00

An illustrated account of life in an Anglican religious order in Christchurch and their dedicated vocation and outreach to people in need.

Community of the Sacred Name, Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOSPITAL ON THE AVON The History of the Christchurch Hospital 1862-1962
F O Bennett
510270411
$30.00

 An interesting account of the buildings, staff and public services performed during the first one hundred years of the hospital, including poor relief during the Depression. With photographs.

North Canterbury Hospital Board, Christchurch, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 332 pages. SECONDHAND


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EDWARD WILLIAM SEAGER Pioneer of Mental Health
Madeleine Seager
ISBN0908708076
$65.00

Seger came to Canterbury in 1851 and played an important role in the early development of the colony. He served in the police force and in the prison service, then became the first Steward of Sunnyside Asylum, his wife serving as matron, and the pioneer of mental health care. An illustrated biography.

Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 299 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTH CANTERBURY HOSPITAL & CHARITABLE AID BOARD
P. Clennell Fenwick
110280031
$75.00

North Canterbury Hospital & Charitable Aid Board, Official History Progress and Development. The Christchurch Hospital an Historical and Descriptive Sketch.

Andrews, Baty & Co., Ltd., Christchurch, 1926. Hardback. 57 pages of text, plus many illustrations and advertising. SECONDHAND


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MY LIFE IN NURSING Christchurch Hospital 1936-1966
Marjorie Chambers
ISBN0908705344
$35.00

An autobiography and history of thirty years of nursing in Christchurch Hospital by a former matron.

Moana Press, Tauranga, 1988. Softback. 222 pages. SECONDHAND


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LOOKING BACK A History of the Christchurch School of Nursing 1891-1987
Helen Campbell
ISBN0473046768
$42.50

An illustrated history of the school compiled from the North Canterbury Hospital Board archives and other personal and professional memoirs.

Nursing History Christchurch Charitable Trust, 1997. Softback. 108 pages, with index. SECONDHAND


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AMBULANCES AND FIRST AID St John in Christchurch 1885-1987
G W Rice
ISBN0473025175
$65.00

A history of the St John Ambulance Association and Brigade, and the role of St John in the life of Christchurch for over 100 years.

The Order of St John, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 326 pages. SECONDHAND

 

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THE LAST THIRTY YEARS
Alice Silverson
ISBN9780473029647
$47.50

A complete and comprehensive record of the Canterbury Area Health Board from 1963 up to its disbanding in 1993. Describes the development of health services and many of the people employed. Over 500 illustrations.

Canterbury Health Ltd., Christchurch, 1995. Softback. 396 pages. SECONDHAND


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HERE ON THE HILL
John Small
ISBN0473071940
$32.50

A century of Cashmere's primary school and community. A centenary publication by the school, this also contains a good history of the Cashmere area and past notable residents and buildings.

Cashmere Primary School centenary Committee, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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EDUCATING FOR THE PROFESSION Law at Canterbury 1873-1973
Jeremy Finn
ISBN9781877257841
$30.00

The first detailed exploration of the early history of legal education in New Zealand, concentrating on the first 100 years of teaching and the study of law at Canterbury.

Canterury University Press, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHANGE AND CHALLENGE THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF CASHMERE HIGH SCHOOL
Ron Chapman
ISBN0473103044
$45.00

Celebration and history of Cashmere High School 1956-2005. Includes chapters on overseas students, notable students, building developments over the years. Staff lists etc. Colour photo section.

Cashemere High School, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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A GARDEN CENTURY The Christchurch Botanic Gardens 1863-1963
Christchurch City Council
110211071
$30.00

An historical survey of a century of growth and a comprehensive description of the gardens in 1963. Fully illustrated, coloured folding map to rear.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND.


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100 YEARS IN THE MAKING
Felicity Price
ISBN9781877270918
$40.00

The illustrated story Lane Walker Rudkin, once New Zealand's oldest and largest clothing company, and of its many iconic brands. The company no longer exists.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. SECONDHAND


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GUARDIANS OF FLIGHT, AIRPORT FIRE SERVICE HAREWOOD 1940-1993
AA Phillips
ISBN047301839X
$37.50

RNZAF Station Harewood 1940-45 and post war development including Christchurch International Airport. Includes accounts of the fire-fighting equipment in use and aviation accidents responded to.

Christchurch International Airport Ltd., Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 70 pages. SECONDHAND


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BURNSIDE PARK It's History, People and Sports
compiled by Arthur Grayburn
510280813
$37.50

The history of the farmland settled by William Boag, which later came to form the Council Park. Background on the Boag family lands. Chapters on the various different sporting clubs activities. THIS COPY Signed by author.

Arthur Grayburn, 1994. Softback. 161 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHOOSING THE RIGHT PATH Burnside High School 1960-2010
Paul O'Connor
ISBN9780473156855
$47.50

A record and celebration of fifty years of Burnside High School. Staff lists, Boards of Governors, building projects, notable achievements and prominent students etc.

Silver Fox Publishing, 2009. Softback. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIGH FLIES THE CROSS
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN9780473119829
$47.50

75th Jubilee history of one of the leading independent schools in Christchurch and of it's trials and tribulations. An exceptional school history.

St Andrews College, Christchurch, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 267 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIGH FLIES THE CROSS 1917-2007
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN9780473119829
$55.00

90th anniversary history of St Andrew's College, building on the earlier edition (1992). With further information on staff, students, events and activities at the school.

Board of Governors at St Andrew's College, Christchurch, 2007. Hardback with no dust jacket. 468 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MIDDLETON GRANGE STORY
Eric Dunlop
ISBN0473006456
$37.50

 25th anniversary publication for Middleton Grange School, established in 1964 as an independent Christian School. Describes the founding and structure of the school's educational system, and former and current staff and pupils.

25th Celebrations Committee Middleton Grange School, Christchurch, 1989. Softback. 154 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCHOOL BY THE RIVER
Compiled by Anne Denniston
91022021
$32.50

75th anniversary history of Avonside Girls High School, Christchurch. details how it was established as an overflow from CGHS, becoming independent in 1929.

Avonside Girls High School, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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RANGI RURU
Rosemary Britten
ISBN0908714033
$37.50

A social history of Rangi Ruru Girls' School, 1889-1989. Includes the Gibson family who began a private girls' school from the Rangi-Ruru house.

Te Waihora Press, Lincoln, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SSECONDHAND


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COLLEGE! A HISTORY OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE
Don Hamilton
ISBN0473039060
$55.00

A detailed history of the College from its inception under the Wakefield settlement scheme. With colonial Canterbury being quite different from the English model, the staff and students have had various hardships to contend with. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Christ's College Board of Governors, Christchurch, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 799 pages. SECONDHAND


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COLLEGIAN 1992 75th Jubilee St Andrew's College, Christchurch
B McK. Manttan, G M Andrew and P D Keir
510221513
$30.00

The Magazine of St Andrews College for 1992. Volume LXXIII. A record of the years activities and achievements.

St Andrews College, Christchurch, 1992. Softback. 212 pages. SECONDHAND

 


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JUBILATE The Story of a Choir School
Roger Couper
ISBN0473110385
$42.50

The history of Christchurch's Cathedral Grammar School 1881-2006. First printed in 2006.

The Cathedral Grammarians Asscoiation, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 243 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITH GREAT FORESIGHT The Story of Christchurch International Airport
Tony Phillips
ISBN0473107953
$42.50

Traces the development of the airport from the municipal aerodrome of 1930s, through the wartime pilot training establisment and on to the corporate entity of today. Illustrated.

Christchurch International Airport, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF LANCASTER PARK
Don Neely and Joseph Romanos
ISBN0958245576
$47.50

A complete history of all the sports events and various other other activities held at the famous Christchurch venue since 1881. Many unique illustrations.

Trio Books Ltd., Wellington, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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BOWLS CANTERBURY, A CENTURY OF BOWLING 1907-2007
Peter J Oakes
ISBN9780473129040
$32.50

Lawn bowls was established in Canterbury in 1875. This book charts the history of the Canterbury bowling associations.

Bowls Canterbury Inc., Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUVENIR N.Z. INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1906-7
Various
210270303
$175.00

A special souvenir publication "showing the commercial enterprise of the colony and some unrivaled beauty spots of New Zealand". Many photographic illustrations and advertising throughout. Printed by Horace Weeks, Christchurch. Interesting and scarce.

R. Allen and J.H. Scott, Christchurch, 1906. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 1906-7 BRITISH GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT
The British Government Committee
61027061
$70.00

Official Catalogue of the exhibits, including education, social economy, naval and military, scientific and photographic exhibits. Original paper wrappers show some wear and soiling.

The British Government Committee, London, (1906). Softback. 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GREAT EXHIBITION CHRISTCHURCH
Alexander de Kort
210270801
$42.50

A collection of facts, assumptions and queries pertaining to the philatelic aspects of the New Zealand International Exhibition held in Hagley Park, 1 November 1906 to 15 April 1907. Copy no. 125.

Alexander de Kort, Christchurch, 1985. Softback, side stapled. 97 pages. SECONDHAND


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GIMCRACKS, GREENSTONE & GOLD
Barry Hancox
ISBN9780473116910
$120.00

A full account of the New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch, 1906-07, with chapters on the preparations, the building and the exhibits, the music, art and home industries, Maori participation, the popular entertainment and the souvenirs. Also includes an exhibition bibliography. Profusely illustrated in full colour throughout. Limited edition of 250 copies.

Christchurch Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club, Inc., designed and printed by the Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. NEW


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SOCKBURN PATHWAYS
Compiled by Peter Grofski
81022002
$30.00

50th Jubilee publication history of the Our lady of Victories Catholic Parish of Sockburn. The participation of the church in the social and spiritual life of the community.

Sockburn Catholic Church, 1999. Softback. Approx. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE CITY
Sarah E.W. Penney
110250421
$55.00

A comprehensive history of the Riccarton district to the west of Hagley Park in the city of Christchurch. The author was resident in the area for over 50 years. Signed by the author.

Penney Ash Publications, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STYX STORY
Dennis Hills
ISBN9780473092306
$37.50

The illustrated history of the waterways, wetlands and people of the Styx River catchment area on the northern outskirts of Christchurch.

Styx History Group, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 98 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE BANKS OF THE AVON The Story of a River
Robert C Lamb
ISBN0589013521
$40.00

The delightful and colourful history of the River Avon flowing through the heart of Christchurch city. Very well illustrated. Published 1981.

Reed Publishing, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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RICCARTON BUSH: PUTARINGAMOTU
Brian Molloy
ISBN047302876X
$35.00

A complete history and study of Riccarton Bush. Includes the geology and climate, the flora and fauna, and the human history, from Maori and settler times, until the present conservation role. Well illustrated with colour photographs.

Riccarton Bush Trust, Christchurch, 2005. Hardback without dust jacket as published. 330 pages. SECONDHAND


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FENDALL'S LEGACY A History of Fendalton and North-West Christchurch
Frieda Looser
ISBN9781877257049
$55.00

Walter Fendall who arrived in 1850 took up the swampy land between the Wairarapa and Waimari streams. First developed for farming the area became the most fashionable suburb of Christchurch, this is that story. THIS COPY signed by the author.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 227 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON PARADE Shirley Boys High School
Compiled by Colin Amodeo
ISBN9419479003374
$47.50

A history of the first fifty years compiled for the Old Boys Association. Usual information on staff and pupils, notable milestones, sport and music and appendices.

Shirley Boys High School Old Boys Association, Christchurch, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 308 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ADDINGTON YARDS
H. Studholme
910260101
$30.00

Centennial history of the sale yards company and its activities. Yearly totals of stock entered from 1876.

Canterbury Sale Yards Company, Christchurch, 1875. Stapled card covers. 55 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ADDINGTON SALE YARDS
Robin Leech
ISBN9400591900016
$95.00

An illustrated history of the saleyards, the company, and those that made it work Providing for the needs of Canterbury for 120 years from 1874 to 1997, before moving to a new site at Wigram.

Hilton Press, Templeton, Canterbury, 2013. Softback. 350 pages. SECONDHAND


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LOCAL LIVES A History of Addington
John Wilson
ISBN9780473413231
$65.00

A fascinating history of the Addington suburb, from the days when it was surveyed as rural sections outside the city limits. Its transformation from a farming to an industrial zone are discussed, including the growth of infrastructure such as schools.

Addington Neighbourhood Association, Christchurch, 2018. Hardback with no dust jacket. 320 pages. NEW


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THE SALVATION ARMY SYDENHAM CITADEL CORPS
Stan W. Tong for the Salvation Army
7102601
$32.50

Centenary publication for the history of the Sydenham Citadel. sections on various aspects of the organisation and historic photographs of members.

Bascands Commercial Print Ltd., Christchurch, 1983. Softback. 44 pages. SECONDHAND


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SYDENHAM RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB INC. 100 YEAR
Tim O'Laughlin
710250321
$32.50

Centenary publication by the club with interesting historical information and many photographs of players and grounds, clubrooms etc.

Sydenham Rugby League Club Centenary Committee, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 59 pages. SECONDHAND


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BECKENHAM A Suburb of Christchurch
Various authors
ISBN0473020769
$37.50

A comprehensive and well illustrated account of the development of the borough and then the suburb from the earliest days. With index and map.

Beckenham Neighbourhood Association, Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND


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OPAWA The Outpost on the Banks of the Heathcote
Noel Gillespie
ISBN9780473124045
$95.00

Extensive and meticulous amateur local history of one of the oldest settlements in Christchurch, located to the south on the banks of the Heathcote river. Revised and enlarged edition. This copy signed by the author. 

Published by the Author, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 325 pages. SECONDHAND


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SUMNER
J.F. Menzies
ISBN1877151564
$40.00

A history of Sumner from its earliest beginnings, written by the town clerk and published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the forming of the town as a borough. A detailed local history with illustrations. First published in 1941, this is a facsimle reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 48 pages. NEW


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SUMNER TO FERRYMEAD A Christchurch History
Walter de Thier
ISBN9781877151041
$95.00

Describes the seaside hill suburbs between Sumner Bay and the Heathcote Valley, Sumner, Clifton to McCormack's Bay, Mount Pleasant, St Andrew's Hill, Ferrymead and Heathcote. Social history about local railways, ferries, schools, churches, cafes, clubs and personalities that gave these suburbs their unique identity. Also a family history reference. 

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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SUMNER TO FERRYMEAD A Christchurch History
William de Thier
2ISBN9781877151041
$60.00

Describes the seaside hill suburbs between Sumner Bay and the Heathcote Valley, Sumner, Clifton to McCormack's Bay, Mount Pleasant, St Andrew's Hill, Ferrymead and Heathcote. Social history about local railways, ferries, schools, churches, cafes, clubs and personalities that gave these suburbs their unique identity. Also a family history reference. First published in 1976, this is a facsimile edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 215 pages. NEW


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THE SUMNER SCHOOL HISTORY 1876-1976
Marianne Thorpe, Peter Murdoch, Howard Lintott, Peter Mower
9102808
$37.50

History of the school and notable people involved with it. Includes lists of registered Centennial attendees. Well illustrated with photographs.

Sumner School Centennial Committee, Christchurch, 1977. Softback. 1000 pages. SECONDHAND


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RESCUE THE SUMNER COMMUNITY AND ITS LIFEBOAT SERVICE
Colin Amodeo
ISBN0473051648
$37.50

The centennial history of the lifeboat service and the part played by the Sumner Lifeboat Institution in the development of Sumner and Canterbury.

Sumner Lifeboat Institution, Christchurch, 1998. Softback.   188 pages. SECONDHAND


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GUARDIANS OF THE MISTAKE, Taylor's Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club 1916-1991
Ray Cairns and Barry Turpin
51025091
$42.50

The history of the Club. Includes incidental information about the Taylor's Mistake Community and history including the cave-dwellings built into the rock faces. Membership rolls and prize-winners listed.

The Raven Press Company Ltd., Christchurch, 1991. Softback. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW BRIGHTON A Regional History 1852 to 1970
George Walsh
2011040705
$95.00

A social history of  New Brighton which describes the growth of Christchurch's seaside suburb from when the area was known as the Sandhill Run in the 1850s to its emergence as a surfer's paradise and seaside resort. Details the people, business and clubs which have given the area its unique character. Numerous photographs from private collections.

A & C Arts Ltd. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCHOLAR ERRANT (Professor Bickerton)
R.M. Burdon
11020121
$30.00

A witty and sympathetic portrait of the turbulent and colourfull Professor Alexander Bickerton, teacher of Ernest Rutherford and later proprietor of the Wainoni Pleasure Gardens.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 149 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARANUI, A SPEEDWAY LEGACY 1949-1959
Allan Batt
ISBN047307415X
$45.00

A well illustrated history of Speedway racing at the Aranui track in Rowan Avenue. Covers the seasons from 1949 to 1959. Includes bikes, racing cars, stockcars, sidecars, stock bikes, TQs and midgets.

A J Batt, Woolston, 2000. Softback. 103 pages. NEW


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PROFESSOR BICKERTON'S WAINONI
Tim Baker
ISBN9780476004233
$45.00

The extaordinary man and his extraordinary achievements, most notably the entertainments at Wainoni Park, are well covered in this facinating work of local history.

Timothy Baker, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 83 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALONG THE HILLS A History of Heathcote 1864-1989
James Watson
ISBN0473008513
$37.50

An illustrated history of the Road Board and the County Council that throws light on the general history of the area from the early days of the Canterbury Settlement when the wharves were busy on the lower Heathcote River.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1989. Softback. 274 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE SHADOW OF THE ROCK
Paul Corliss
ISBN9780473169220
$75.00

150 years of the Heathcote Valley School and community. Very detailed accounts of early families, industry, business and civil infrastructure. Well illustrated. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.   

Purple Grouse Press, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 386 pages. SECONDHAND


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MALTING IN HEATHCOTE VALLEY 1871-1981
Ernest G Collins
5102604
$35.00

Malting has been an important industry for Christchurch and the Heathcote works at one time supplied the whole of New Zealand. A history of the Heathcote Valley as much as the malt works. Illustrated with photos from throughout the period covered.

Pegasus Press for The Canterbury Malting Company Ltd., Christchurch, 1981. Softback. 62 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PORT HILLS OF CHRISTCHURCH
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN0589010409
$45.00

A history of the Port Hills that visits each little locality in turn, dealing with topography, botany and the history of settlement and development. First published in 1978, this book is a Canterbury local history classic.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND


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PENINSULA PEREGRINATIONS, HILL CLIMBING, BEACH RACING, THE GREAT DAYS OF GRASS
Geoff Hockley
ISBN0958343810
$55.00

Collects four works about early motorcycle racing on Banks Peninsula, and on the beaches near Christchurch from the 1920s. A lot of information on the Canterbury racing scene up to the 1940s. A few photographs.

Kiwi Publishers, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 202 pages. NEW


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THE ESTUARY OF CHRISTCHURCH
Sarah E. W. Penney
110250321
$65.00

A history of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary, its communities, clubs, controversies and contributions. Companion to 'Beyond the City' and 'Lake Ellesmere to Te Pirita'. Illustrated. 

Penney Ash Publications, Christchurch, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ESTUARY Where Our Rivers Meet The Sea
Susan-Jane Owen, editor.
ISBN0473015951
$35.00

A  comprehensive account of the geology, history, ecology, birdlife, and human use of the Avon-Heathcote estuary and Brooklands Lagoon. 

Christchurch City Council, 1992. Softback. 137 pages, plus appendices. SECONDHAND


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LIFE IN THE ESTUARY Illustrated Guide and Ecology
Malcolm B Jones and Islay D Marsden and Richard Holdaway
ISBN9781877257155
$32.50

The plants and animals of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary. Pen illustrations for identification of estuary species nationwide.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2005. Wirebound softback. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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WATER WOOD. The Story of Bottle Lake Forest Park
Ian Surgenor
ISBN0958221669
$35.00

The events and the characters that were important in the development of the council owned forest area and environs and the change from timber production to recreation use.

Christchurch City Council, 2000. Softback. 123 pages. SECONDHAND


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CITY BEAUTIFUL
Thelma Strongman
ISBN0958370664
$32.50

The illustrated centennial history of the Christchurch Beautifying Association celebrating its achievements in transforming the city into 'the garden city'. Illustrated.

Clerestory Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 114 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAISING THE BAR
Billy Barnz
ISBN9780473198008
$45.00

A selected history of Canterbury Hospitality 1849-2010. Taverns, hotels, bars from the earliest days. Gives a general account of the national attitude to alcohol and socialising as well as of specific establishments.

The Hospitality Association of New Zealand (Canterbury), Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 324 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GUESTS OF MR McLEAN
John Wilson
ISBN9780473134389
$32.50

Tells the story of the McLean Institue's success in realising the high ideals that inspired McLean's generosity in endowing one of Christchurch's most notable charitable institutions.

McLean Institute, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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CITY AND PENINSULA The Historic Places of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula
John Wilson
ISBN9780473122393
$30.00

A tour through the historic buildings of Christchurch and the Peninsula. All the more poignant since the Feburary 2011 earthquake destroyed many of the buildings illustrated here.

Christchurch Civic Trust, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 200 pages.  SECONDHAND


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LYTTELTON HARBOUR BOARD JUBILEE 1877-1927
Various
210250401
$120.00

A complete history of the development of the harbour, port and town. Contains many photographs, some folding panoramas and folding maps and plans. Superb history. Scarce.

Lyttelton Harbour Board, 1927. Paper covers, yapped. 131 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF LYTTELTON
John Johnston
31031101
$65.00

John Johnston describes the history of Lyttelton from its settlement by Maori, the arrival of English settlers in the 1840s, the establishment of the borough, the port and its development,to the growth of its suburbs up to 1949. Includes list of mayors, men killed in action during World War I and II and a list of small boats trading in and out of Lyttelton.  A comprehensive text of interest to social historians and family historians alike.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 243 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST 100 YEARS Municipal Government in Lyttelton
James D Watson
510250623
$35.00

A history of the government but also a good account of the development of the town's infrastructure. Chapters on the Fire Brigade and Great Fire, the public utilities etc.

Lyttelton Borough Council, Lyttelton, 1962, Softback. 55 pages. SECONDHAND


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BLACKBOARDS AND SHIPS' MASTS
Baden Norris
510221012
$30.00

A centenary history of the Lyttelton Main School. Includes staff lists, rolls and photographs.

The Lyttelton Main School Centennial Committee, Christchurch, 1975. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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BLACKBOARDS AND SHIPS' MASTS 125th Jubilee Edition
Baden Norris, Euan Godfrey
ISBN0473070499
$32.50

Enlarged second edition of this history of the Lyttelton Main School, with extra material covering 1975-2000.

125th Jubilee Committee, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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LYTTELTON PORT AND TOWN An Illustrated History
Geoffery W Rice
ISBN9781877257247
$30.00

The story of the main port of Canterbury and one of its oldest boroughs. It weaves the diverse themes of port and town into an interesting and well illustrated narrative, noting key events and explaining patterns of change across 150 years, including the port's links with the antarctic.

Canterbury University Press. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND.


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BELOW THE TIMEBALL 150 Years of the Port of Lyttelton
Nick Tolerton
ISBN0473074621
$45.00

A very well illustrated account of the history of the port with the focus very firmly on the ships and the shipping that have used the wharves over 150 years. Scarce. THIS COPY has a name and address written to the inside front cover.

Saxon Print, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF PORT LYTTELTON
W.H. Scotter
210270132
$95.00

A very thorough and comprehensive history of the port and town, the jubilee publication of the Lyttelton Harbour Board. Includes material relating to the heroic age Antarctic expeditions. Fully illustrated.

Lyttelton Harbour Board, Christchurch, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 356 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF PORT LYTTELTON
W.H. Scotter
81028071
$125.00

A very thorough and comprehensive history of the port and town, the jubilee publication of the Lyttelton Harbour Board. Includes material relating to the heroic age Antarctic expeditions. Fully illustrated. THIS COPY is bound in blue leather with gold titleing to the spine, and presented in a cardboard box with decorative foil covering.

Lyttelton Harbour Board, Christchurch, 1968. Full leather hardback with no dust jacket. 356 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORT TO PLAINS
David Welch
ISBN9780908629824
$45.00

Port to Plains celebrates the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel, the largest single engineering project of colonial New Zealand. From the vote to build, to final completion, took 16 years; inspired Vogel’s railway construction programme and helped shape New Zealand.

Craigs Design and Print Ltd., Invercargill, 2017.Softback. 204 pages. NEW


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LYTTELTON PRIDE A History of Lyttelton Engineering Ltd.
Colin Amodeo
ISBN0476000122
$55.00

The story of engineering in the harbour from the earliest days and of the Lyttelton Engineering Company that was founded in 1953. Fully illustrated. Edition limited to 200 copies, this copy signed by the author.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 279 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DEVIL'S OWN BRIGADE A History of the Lyttelton Gaol, 1860-1920
David Gee
210211811
$32.50

Brings to life the trails and tribulations of the men and women housed in this South Island Gaol, the story of the famous and the infamous. The Gaol was demolished in the 1920s.

Millwood Press Ltd., Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SEA MY GREAT FRIEND AND DEADLY ENEMY
George Brasell
71023003
$47.50

A self published memoir by a maritime character from Lytellton, who spent a life at sea. Brasell gives his family history and much information on sailing and shipping about New Zealand. Illustrated with poor photocopy reproductions.

George Brasell, 2003. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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LYTTELTON VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE CENTENNIAL 1873-1973
Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade
61021053
$37.50

Centennial souvenir produced by the Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade Committee. Has information on membership, chronological record of incidents and call outs, and accounts of notable fires. THIS COPY is a bit worn or soiled.

Lyttelton Volunteer Fire Brigade, Christchruch, 1973. Softback. 40 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEACON IN THE HARBOUR The Living Springs Story
Joseph Aldridge
ISBN9780473327866
$30.00

Living Springs is a Christian Youth Camp established in 1972 by two couples in Allandale, Lyttelton Harbour. This gives the history of Allandale, and of the youth camp.

 The Davin Trust and Living Springs, Lyttelton, 2015. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 173 pages. NEW


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RAPAKI CHURCH SESQUICENTENNIAL 1869-2019
Donald Couch
910280421
$30.00

Illustrated history of the Banks Peninsula church and of it's local Maori community. Includes list of parishioners in 1874.

Te Hapu o Ngati Wheke Publishing, Lyttelton, 2019. Softback. 49 pages. NEW


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OTAMAHUA QUAIL ISLAND A Link with the Past
Peter Jackson
ISBN0478140797
$40.00

A well researched and detailed history of Quail Island in Lyttelton Harbour, used as an immigrant quarantine station in the 19th century and also by all of the heroic age antarctic expeditions. First published in 1990, this is the fully revised second edition.

Quail Island Trust, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 102 pages. NEW


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THE ISLAND'S PLANTS OTAMAHUA / QUAIL ISLAND 1997-2010
Colin J Burrows and Hugh D Wilson
ISBN9780473194413
$30.00

The ecorestoration process on Quail Island in Lyttelton Harbour, with a survey of the native plant life and the work of the Ecological Restoration Trust.

Otamahua / Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 130 pages. NEW


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GROWING UP AND GROWING OLD IN GOVERNORS BAY
Lachie Griffen
ISBN9780473154646
$32.50

A memoir of a lifetime living and working in Governors Bay. Lachies family settled in the Bay in the early 1920s, and he served with 19th Battalion during WWII. He rcounts his own life as well as the district in general.

Lachie Griffen, Governors Bay, 2009. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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A BEAUTIFUL HAVEN
Compiled by Colin Amodeo
ISBN0473105802
$32.50

Celebrating 80 years of Cholmondeley Children's Home, 1925-2005. This Governors Bay home was gifted to Canterbury as a residential care home for disadvantaged children.

Cholmondeley Children's Home, Governors Bay, 2005. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEAD OF THE HARBOUR
Jane Robertson
ISBN9780473366711
$99.99

A new history of the head of Whakaraupƍ/Lyttelton Harbour. Covers Teddington, Allandale, ƌhinetahi, Governors Bay, Sandy Bay. Information on the early and more recent families and notables, the geography and nature reserves etc. This heavy book will incure additional postage costs to overseas destinations.

Philip King Publisher, for the Governors Bay Heritage Trust, Christchurch, 2016. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 348 pages. NEW 


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A SORT OF DIARY by Orton Bradley of Charteris Bay 1879
R O Bradley trancsribed by Lesley and Dick Barnett
ISBN9780473131555
$25.00

A Sort of Diary, from 1879, kept by Orton Bradley of Charteris Bay. Day to day life on Banks Peninsula in the early days. Good information on local inhabitants and the growing settlements nearby. Some early photographs.

Friends of the Diamond Harbour Library, Diamond Harbour, 2009. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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PURAU
Elisabeth Ogilvie
2020
$65.00

A history and account of Purau Bay on the south side of Lyttelton Harbour, Banks Penninsula, from the days of early Maori settlement until the 1960s.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1970. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 99 pages. SECONDHAND


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INCIDENTALLY YOURS MABBY
Mavis Atkinson
ISBN0473037432
$45.00

Memoirs of a lifetime including periods in Cheviot, Double Bay, Mount Whitnow station, and Christchurch. 'Mabby' was born in 1909 and has managed farms as well as becoming an accomplished porcelain painter. She mentions some notable Cantabrians.

Yetseryears Publishers, Christchurch, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 300 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEATON RHODES OF OTAHUNA
Geoffrey Rice
ISBN9781877257032
$55.00
Soldier, politician, cabinet minister, philanthropist, cattle breeder and horticulturalist Heaton Rhodes was described as the 'grand old man of public life' in Canterbury early last century. A well illustrated biography of an admired public figure.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 383 pages. SECONDHAND

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ELLESMERE COUNTY
G.W. Graham and L.J.B. Chapple
610220621
$47.50

A well written history of the first hundred years of the county, the land, the lake and the people. Illustrated. Scarce.

Ellesmere County Council, Christchurch, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 221 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAKE ELLESMERE TO TE PIRITA
Sarah Penney
210250911
$140.00

A history of the area south of Christchurch incorporated in the Ellesmere County from the earliest days of Maori occupation onwards. Includes Lincoln, Springston, Greepark, Lake Ellesmere, Irwell, Brookside, Doyleston, Lakeside, Taumutu, Southbridge, Leeston, Killinchy, Dunsandel, Haldon and Te Pirita. Companion to the two previous local history titles by the same author.

Penny Ash Publications, Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. SECONDHAND


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ELLESMERE The Jewel in the Canterbury Crown
George Singleton
ISBN9780473118754
$85.00

The story of Ellesmere and district covering Maori settlement, European settlement, local government, education, transport, agriculture and industry. The result of many years research by the late George Singleton. Illustrations and maps. First published in 2007 this is the second edition.

Selwyn District Council, Rolleston, 2008. Softback. 498 pages. SECONDHAND


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MIDDLERIGG
Marjorie R Kearns
7
$55.00

The story of an Ellesmere farm, originally starting from land purchased by John Boag in 1863. This family history includes information on early farming practice and implements, and the Clydesdale Stud. Selwyn district history and Boag family information.

Privately published, Dunedin, 1969. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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SPRINGS ELLESMERE VETERINARY CLUB The First 50 Years
P J C Fleming
ISBN9780476003941
$30.00

History of the Veterinary Club including membership, reports and accounts, staff, building plans, presidents and executives.

Springs Ellesmere Veterinary Club (Inc.), Canterbury, 2003. Softback. 123 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOPRANO TO BASS
Allan Batt
ISBN0476013062
$42.50

The highs and lows of the Ellesmere Brass Band 1902-2002. Reformed from the Leeston Brass Band, this is a chronological history with many photographs.

A J Batt, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 146 pages. SECONDHAND


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SPRINGSTON SCHOOL 125TH JUBILEE 1868-1993
The Springston School Jubilee Committee
710280035
$37.50

The Centennial Book of Springstone School (1868-1968) and the Next Twenty-five years (1968-1993). Background on the district and full details of the school.

The Springston School Jubilee Committee, 1993. Softback. 69 + 191 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY SKETCHES AND CHARTS OF BANKS PENINSULA
Peter Maling
ISBN0589010301
$350.00

A pictorial history of Banks Peninsula, sketches, paintings and early maps and charts, of the period 1838 to 1850. Large book with tipped in colour plates and in a cloth covered Solander box. A limited edition of only 500 copies. Lovely condition.

A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1981. Hardback, leather spine, in box. 103 pages. SECONDHAND


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PLACE-NAMES OF BANKS PENINSULA
Johannes C. Andersen
310280522
$125.00

A detailed and careful topographical history of the peninsula by a very well known local historian. Full index and notes. A Canterbury history classic. Folding map to rear. THIS COPY very tidy.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1927. Hardback, no dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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PLACE-NAMES OF BANKS PENINSULA
Johannes C. Andersen
510260513
$95.00

A classic Canterbury book by a scholarly and learned local historian, this book is a 'topographical history' and details the origins of hundreds of place-names. First published in 1927, this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages with folding map at rear. SECONDHAND


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PLACE-NAMES OF BANKS PENINSULA
Johannes C. Andersen
ISBN1877151777
$70.00

A classic Canterbury book by a scholarly and learned local historian, this book is a 'topographical history' and details the origins of hundreds of place-names. First published in 1927, this is a facsimile reprint with a completely new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 332 pages, new index. NEW


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PLACE NAMES OF BANKS PENINSULA AND THE PORT HILLS
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN9781927145937
$59.99

In-depth and newly researched information on the named locations on the Peninsula. Maori and Pakeha settlements and the history of their development. The last book by one of the best known and well thought of local historians. Illustrations.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 320 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND MEMORIES
Brenda Guthrie
6102401
$55.00

A memoir of early days on Banks Peninsula, particularly Pigeon Bay, based on family research by the grand-daughter of Ebenezer and Agnes Hay. First printed 1930.

John Lane The Bodley Head, London, 1930. Hardback with no dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAND VERY FERTILE Banks Peninsula in Poetry and Prose
edited by Coral Atkinson and David Gregory
ISBN9781877257759
$35.00

A collection of short literary pieces on Banks Peninsula, mainly by local or resident authors. The authors range from early to late 20th century.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAVERICKS BAY
Paul de Latour
ISBN9780473471675
$45.00

History of the people of this eastern Banks Peninsula settlement, from the earliest Pakeha settlement to the present. Known to Maori as Otepatotu, there is also information on nearby Okains Bay, and much genealogical material of former residents.

Paul deLatour, 2019. Softback. 236 pages. NEW


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LE BONS BAY, THE STORY OF A SETTLEMENT
Gary Brittenden
51025022
$35.00

This history of Le Bons Bay in Akaroa is based on local research and interviews with long time residents. There are numerous photographs of the settlement from the early days to recent times. This is the sixth edition.

Gary Brittenden, Akaroa, 2019. Softback. 168 pages. NEW


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THE FRENCH AT AKAROA
T. Lindsay Buick
210240201
$75.00

A local history classic, Buick tells the story of the first town in Canterbury, a settlement established by 63 French and German colonists. A substantial account of events that are unique in New Zealand history. First published in 1928 this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 420 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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AKAROA AND BANKS PENINSULA 1840-1940
William Jacobson
SMBK2003
$135.00

The story of the French colonising venture at Akaroa on Banks Peninsula and early whaling activities. A history of the first settlement in Canterbury. Slight wear to boards, very good.

Akaroa Mail Co. Ltd., Akaroa, 1940. Hardback, no dustjacket. 396 pages. SECONDHAND


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AKAROA Banks Peninsula New Zealand
Gwenda Turner
ISBN0908565410
$75.00

Akaroa is unique in New Zealand history and has atmosphere, charm and character. Some of this history and charm is illustrated here in text and 64 pen and wash drawings by the artist Gwenda Turner. First Edition.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AKAROA LIGHTHOUSE
Ben Hutchinson
ISBN9780473467654
$35.00

How a small community rescued an important piece of their history, the lighthouse built in 1880. In 1980 it was moved to a new location in Akaroa Township.

Akaroa Lighthouse Preservation Society Inc., 2019. Softback. 114 pages. NEW


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HAYLOCK'S GREHAN MILL AKAROA
Paul Dingwall & Elizabeth Haylock
ISBN9780473451271
$29.99
A history of the first Canterbury flour mill  and of Charles Haylock and his family who arrived in Akaroa in 1850. Well illustrated.

Published by the authors, Akaroa, 2018. Softback. 128 pages. NEW

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THE OLD WATER WHEEL
Jessie Mould
ISBN0908714068
$30.00

The story of the first sawmill in Canterbury, at Robinsons Bay, Akaroa, and the families associated with it. References to Pavitts' Mill, Pavitt and Hughes, Saxton and Williams Mill.

Te Waihora Press, Lincoln, 1991. Softback. 43 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHACKLETON'S CAPTAIN A Biography of Frank Worsley
John Thomson
ISBN9781877161407
$37.50

Frank Worsley was born in Akaroa and grew up in Christchurch. He went to the antarctic with Earnest Shackleton in 1914. After their ship the Endurance was crushed by ice they were marooned on Elephant Island. Worsley was with Shackleton and three others in the lifeboat James Caird that sailed 800 miles across the southern ocean to South Georgia where a rescue for the rest of the expedition could be organised. The most outstanding small boat journey in Antarctic history.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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PENINSULA AND PLAIN
Various authors
ISBN0723300100
$32.50

A compact and clearly written account of the place and its people, illustrated with historic pictures and maps and diagrams. First published in 1955 this is the third edition.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 167 pages. SECONDHAND


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KAIAPOHIA The Story of a Siege
The Rev. Jas. West Stack with foreword by Bernice D. Reuben
210201021
$30.00

The story of the great siege and destruction of the Ngai Tahu pa at Kaiapoi by the forces of Te Rauparaha in 1832. First published in 1893, this is a facsimile edition with a new foreword.

Wilson Bros., Rangiora, 1990. Softback. 94 pages. NEW


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TE RAUPARAHA AND THE SACKING OF KAIAPOHIA
W.T.L. Travers and Rev. J.W. Stack
510220216
$165.00

The Stirring Times of Te Rauparaha by Travers and The Sacking of Kaiapohia by Stack, published together in one volume here. The first title gives a history of Te Rauparaha, the second an account of his raid on Akaroa and Kaiapoi.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1906. Hardback with no dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STIRRING TIMES OF TE RAUPARAHA also THE SACKING OF KAIAPOHIA
W.T.L. Travers and Rev. J.W. Stack
ISBN9781927203132
$60.00

An account of the celebrated and infamous Ngati Toa leader and his struggle with Ngai Tahu in the South Island. First published in 1872 this is a facsimile of the 1906 edition published together with Stack's account of the sacking of the great Ngai Tahu pa at Kaiapoi.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 246 pages. NEW


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KAIAPOI, A SEARCH FOR IDENTITY
Pauline Wood
ISBN0473023318
$75.00

An interesting history of a place dominated earlier by Maori settlements and then early European rural development, which later became an industrial town. Illustrated.

Waimakariri District Council, Rangiora, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 440 pages. SECONDHAND


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TWO INTO ONE
Compiled by Jean D. Turvey
ISBN0476002222
$37.50

History of the Presbyterians and Wesleyans in Kaiapoi North Canterbury.

Kaiapoi Co-operating Parish, 2004. Softback. 97 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAKING THE BAR
Colin Amodeo with Paul Croucher
ISBN9780473416317
$40.00

A history of Kaiapoi Port from colonial times, when the Waimakariri / Courtney River flowed both sides of Kaiapoi, until the present.

Kaiapoi Maritime Heritgae Trust/ Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 168 pages. NEW


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THE FIRST CENTURY Kaiapoi Borough Council
Patricia B Ward
51026062
$35.00

History of the Kaiapoi Borough Council and the development of the town's amenities and utilities. 

Kaiapoi Borough Council, Kaiapoi, 1968. Softback. 79 pages. SECONDHAND


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HICKORY STICKS AND SANDY LINKS
Evan Thomson
61021032
$32.50

The history of the Kaiapoi Golf Club 1907-2007. Information on the club, membership and fixtures.

Kaiapoi Golf Club, 2007. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF THE BELFAST SCHOOLS 1859-1978
Barbara B Roberts
510250122
$30.00

Published by the Belfast School Centennial Committee. Contains many reminsicences by former pupils and teachers, photographs etc. 

Belfast School Centennial Committee, Christchurch, 1978. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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RANGIORA
D.N. Hawkins.
SMBK2002
$125.00
$95.00

A comprehensive and well illustrated history of the Canterbury market town and district of Rangiora.

Rangiora Borough Council, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 479 pages. SECONDHAND


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RANGIORA BOROUGH SCHOOL 1873-1973
D N Hawkins
81022172
$37.50

Discusses the early private and Church schools in Canterbury then gives a history of the Borough School and its staff and pupils.

Wilson Bros for Rangoira Borough School Centennial Committe, 1972. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CONTINUING HISTORY OF ASHGROVE SCHOOL 1992-2017
John Hawker
910280012
$30.00

The second 25 years of this Rangiora school, published for the 50th anniversary Jubilee. Consists mainly of colour photographs of staff and pupils.

Ashgrove School, Rangiora, 2017. Softback. 76 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM MANUAL TO MOBILE, Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade 1874-1974
compiled by R Ward
51027051
$55.00

A record of the Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade's formation and activities.Photographs and information on members, machinery, notable fires and premises.

Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade, Rangiora, 1985. Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY OF ST JOHN IN RANGIORA
Tom McClaren
61023091
$37.50

The Order of St John in Rangiora from 1912. Includes North Canterbury Sub District and the Amberley Division. Ambulance and rescue units. Appendices include membership lists and office holders.

Tom McLaren, Rangiora, 1994. Softback. 98 pages + appendices. SECONDHAND

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ORGANA CANTUARIENSIA: Organs In Canterbury, New Zealand, 1850-1885
Ronald G Newton
ISBN0908718039
$75.00

A history of the organs present in Canterbury during the period. Gives records of the organs in print and church archives as well as photos where possible. Technical details of the organ and the manufacturer etc. Number Six in the Canterbury Series of Bibliographies, Catalogues and Source Documents in Music.

School of Music University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 1992. Softback. 444 pages. SECONDHAND


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75 YEARS BROADCASTING THE CHRISTCHURCH WAY
Christchurch Broadcastin Reunion Committee
610211813
$32.50

History of  radio and television broadcasting in Christchurch, cleebrating 3YA, 3ZBCTV and other stations.

Christchurch Broadcastin Reunion Committee, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 61 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHEN COUNTRY COMES TO TOWN
Rosa Shiels
ISBN9780473217839
$55.00

A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association and Show. A good look at agricultural development in Canterbury. Well illustrated.

Canterbury A&P Association, Christchurch, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF THE CANTERBURY ROWING CLUB
J O Renaut and B E Neill edited by A M Brough and E J Martin
ISBN9780473473266
$60.00

Republication of Seniores Priores First and Foremost the History of Canterbury Rowing Club (1986) with new additional material covering the period 1986-2011.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2019. Softback. 340 pages. NEW


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A SPRING IN THE CANTERBURY SETTLEMENT
C. Warren Adams
91029002
$125.00

Offers fascinating glimpses of pioneer life in the infant Canterbury Settlement of Lyttelton and Christchurch where 'wild pigs abound' in the sand hills of Brighton. THIS COPY has some wear and tear to the folding plates and covers.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1853. Hardback with dust jacket. 92 pages with addendum containing 4 folding plates. SECONDHAND


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THE DARK ISLAND
Benjamin Kingsbury
ISBN9781988545981
$50.00

Leprosy in New Zealand and the Quail Island Colony. The Colony isolated cases during the period 1906-1925 amid some controversy.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2019. Softback. 176 pages. NEW


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THE SCHOOL AT THE TERMINUS
Mollie F Chalken
91020132
$32.50

A Jubilee history of Papanui High School 1936-1986. Well illustrated.

Papanui High School Old Students' Association, Christchurch, 1986. Softback. 158 pages. SECONDHAND