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BOUND FOR BOTANY BAY British convict voyages to Australia
Alan Brooke and David Brandon
ISBN9781903365786
$37.50

The origins of the policy of transportation of convicts to Australia, and the realities of its implementation. Supported by primary sources.

The National Archives, Kew, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FARTHEST PROMISED LAND
Rollo Arnold
SMBK2007
$110.00

By following New Zealand immigrants back to the hearths, homes and fields of their native villages in England, Arnold throws new light on the dynamics of rural emigration from Victorian England: he is able to enlarge understanding of the shaping of rural communities of the new land. Oustanding piece of research. Slight wear to jacket.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dustjacket. 408 pages. SECONDHAND


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OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF THE SEA Life on Migrant Ships 1870-1885
David Hastings
ISBN9781869403751
$45.00

Based on records of 250 voyages and 80 shipboard diaries this describes life on board emigrant ships to New Zealand. A vivid and compelling picture of the 'voyage out' during the crucial Vogel period of expansion.

Auckland University Press, 2006. Softback. 294 pages. NEW


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THE IMMIGRANTS The Great Migration from Britain to New Zealand 1830-1890
Tony Simpson
ISBN9780908877943
$37.50

Describes one of the most astonishing periods of migration in history and presents the human side of the story, the sometimes harrowing experience of the journey and life in a new country.

Godwit Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEER FAMILIES The Settlers of nineteenth-century New Zealand
Angela Caughey
ISBN9781869531454
$47.50

Describes the the lives of a cross section of pioneer settlers, what they found after a difficult journey and how they coped with strange and frequently arduous conditions. Families include; Barrett, Weller, Crocome, Hough, Wohlers, Fitzpatrick, Ormond, Barraud, Patterson, Ellis, Winstone, McKinlay, Kirkcaldie, Hames, Connon and Nolan. A fine copy.

David Bateman, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE OTHER END OF THE WORLD
R.K. Dean, editor.
ISBN9780473163815
$37.50

Brings together experiences of immigrants from the UK who left the austerity of the post war period for a new life. Their experiences range from romantic and humerous to the disappointing and deeply moving.

GWW Services, Hamilton, 2010. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CLIPPER SHIP CRUSADER 1865-1910
Various
610221721
$110.00

Between 1871 and 1897 the clipper ship Crusader made 28 voyages from Britain to New Zealand carrying thousands of immigrants. The book is a collection of articles by the association of former passengers.

Clipper Ship Crusader Association, Christchurch, 1928. Hardback, no dust jacket. 163 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CLIPPER SHIP CRUSADER
Various
ISBN9781877151675
$50.00

Between 1871 and 1897 the clipper ship Crusader made 28 voyages from Britain to New Zealand carrying thousands of immigrants. The book is a collection of articles by the association of former passengers. First published in 1928 this is a facimile copy of that edition with an index added.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 163 pages, with index. NEW


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EUTERPE British Emigrant Ship Star of India
Craig Arnold, editor
ISBN0944580068
$45.00

A look at life on an emigrant ship from Britain to New Zealand compiled from letters, diaries and the ship's log. Uncommon. Signed by the author.

Maritime Museum Association, San Diego, USA, 1988. Softback. 233 pages. SECONDHAND


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WOMEN AND CHILDREN LAST
Charles R. Clark
ISBN9781877372148
$32.50

Based on new research this book recounts the loss of the New Zealand bound emigrant ship Cospatrick to fire at sea. Nearly 500 people died in the Southern Ocean, one lifeboat remained afloat.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2006. Softback. 174 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY NEW ZEALAND FAMILIES
Douglas Cresswell
610250413
$37.50

19 early colonial families stories collected by Cresswell. Includes South and North Island. Rhodes of the Levels, Johnny Jones, Williams of Te Aute, Deans brothers, Grigg of Longbeach, Teschemaker, Tripp, Westenra and more. First published in 1949. THIS COPY is the revised second edition.

The Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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FAR FROM 'HOME'. The English in New Zealand
Lyndon Fraser & Angela McCarthy
ISBN9781877578328
$45.00

A collection of essays on aspects of English immigration and the experience of English born people who chose to emigrate. Covers the period 1840-1960. Illustrated.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2012. Softback. 234 pages. NEW


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THE SCOTS OF NEW ZEALAND
G.L. Pearce
ISBN0002169088
$55.00

A general history of the Scots in New Zealand from earliest times. The Scottish influence in the country is profound, perhaps more so than anywhere else outside Scotland.

William Collins (NZ) Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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HARDY HIGHLANDERS IN EARLY NEW ZEALAND
Jennifer Macdonald
ISBN0473012391
$40.00

Hardy Highlanders in Early New Zealand by Jennifer Macdonald.Tells the story of Catherine Cameron who emigrated to New Zealand in 1840.  She married John Macfarlane and they farmed in the Wairarapa and North Canterbury. Number 250 of 350 copies.

Published by the author, Christchurch, 1991. Softcovers, stapled, illustrated, 109 pages. SECONDHAND


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FAR OFF IN SUNLIT PLACES
Jim Hewitson
ISBN9780862417758
$35.00

A history of the emigrant Scots and their substantial contributions to the history and development of the settler societies of Australasia. Well illustrated.

Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 1998. Softback. 308 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCOTTISHNESS AND IRISHNESS IN NEW ZEALAND SINCE 1840
Angela McCarthy
ISBN9780719077616
$85.00

An academic study of the Scots and Irish as ethnic identities in colonial New Zealand and of how ethnicity played its part in their contributions to political, economic and social development. Uncommon.

Manchester University Press, UK, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND


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HALF THE WORLD FROM HOME
Donald Akenson
ISBN0864730977
$42.50

A history of one of the main strands of New Zealand society and the influence the Irish have had on its development.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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SHIFTING CENTRES Women and Migration in New Zealand History
Lyndon Fraser and Katie Pickles, editors
ISBN9781877276323
$37.50

A collection of essays and stories mostly of women who moved from their homelands to live in New Zealand after the Second World War.

University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2002. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND


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OUR LESSER STARS Twelve New Zealand Biographies
Colleen P. Main, editor
ISBN09087702X
$37.50

Twelve essays celebrating the lives of particular families and a facinating study of life in the New Zealand of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Auckland, 1990. Softback, 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHAMBERLAINS OF TARANAKI
M. Noeline Shaw
ISBN0908708335
$30.00

The History of the Chamberlain Family tells the story of Swiss emigrants Frank, Joseph and Leonard Chamberlain who farmed in the Taranaki, Kakaramea and Stratford. Includes family charts and history through to 1990.

Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1994. Softcovers, illustrated, 128 Pages. SECONDHAND


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MISSIONS MOONS MASTERPIECES GIFFORDS OF OAMARU
Michael Gifford
ISBN9780908708666
$45.00

Relates how Algernon Gifford, Edward Augustus Gifford and Algernon Charles Gifford helped shaped the social, religious and cultural life of colonial Oamaru.

Heritage Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 2005. Softback. 220 pages. SECONDHAND..


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THE BEATTIE - BELL FAMILY HISTORY
John A. Bell
11024032
$30.00

The story of the Beattie and Bell families of Scottish decent who settled in the south island of New Zealand.

No imprint. Softback. 63 pages. SECONDHAND. 


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CHRISTCHURCH BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL JUNE 1936
Christchurch Boys' High School
2011042002
$15.00

 A magazine published twice yearly by the school, this is crammed full of student news, teachers, sports news and photographs. Of interest to former students and family historians alike. Covers worn but contents clean.

Christchurch Boys' High School. Softcovers. Illustrated. 138 Pages. SECONDHAND


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BEN AND ELEANOR FARJEON (DUNEDIN)
A.H. Reed
isbn0589008048
$20.00

Journalist Ben Farjean arrived in Dunedin in 1861 annd worked on the Otago Daily Times and The Colonist. His writing kept people all over the country and abroad aware of developments in Otago, especially during the gold-rush era. Covers worn.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Dunedin, 1973. Softcovers, illustrated, 84 Pages. SECONDHAND


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OATCAKES TO OTAGO A Chronicle of Dunedin's Scottish Heritage
Donald Offwood
ISBN9780473092417
$37.50

A history of courage and determination displayed by the Scottish forbears of all the early settler families who left their country to give us ours. An appendix records the names and ages of the passengers who immigrated an all twenty ships of the New Zealand Company. Signed by the author.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILSONS AND RICHARDSONS
C.L. Wilson
11012012
$14.00

The History of A Family - The Wilsons and Richardsons in England, Australia and New Zealand (Southland). Includes a family tree.

Privately published, Blenheim, 1965. Harback, illustrated, 71 Pages. SECONDHAND


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STOKES CENTENARY 1879-1979
Various
210260301
$30.00

Arrived at Port Chalmers 6 December 1879. Family history published for the centenary celebrations and family reunion in Dunedin 19-22 October 1979.

Bell Hill Print, Dunedin, 1879. Card covers. 51 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAKE CARE AND BE SECURE A Canterbury Farming Dynasty
Wyndham Gray
ISBN0908704186
$55.00

The history of three Canterbury families: the Grays at Coldstream near Ashburton, the Peaches at Mt Somers and, more particularly, the Courages at Seadown, close to Amberley.

Shoal Bay Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LUCAS' OF HASLEMERE, MIDHURST & SOUTH OTAGO
L.J. Lucas
ISBN0473004437
$35.00

A very thorough illustrated genealogy of the family from 1650, that traces all family members and descendents in New Zealand. Signed by the author.

General Printing Services Ltd., Nelson, 1987. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TAYLORS AND BUCKLANDS Early Auckland Pioneer Families
C.M. Gordon
410221221
$45.00

The genealogical history of the Taylors of Tamaki, Auckland with notes on the Buckland connection. Illustrations.

C.M. Gordon, Auckland, 1969. Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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INDIAN SETTLERS, THE STORY OF A NEW ZEALAND SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY
Jacqueline Leckie
ISBN9781877372506
$65.00

Covers over a century of South Asian migration to New Zealand. Aspects include the economic and social contributions made by New Zealand Indians, and the Pakeha attitudes to them over the generations.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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INDIA IN NEW ZEALAND
Edited by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
ISBN9781877372858
$42.50

Indian migrants in New Zealand including 19th century pioneers but with a focus on more recent arrivals, and first generation New Zealand born and how they position themselves within Kiwi culture.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2010. Softback. 269 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM CAMBRIA TO CANTERBURY, A Centennial History of the Cambrian Society
Mollie Freeman Chalklen
5102602
$30.00

The Centennial of the Canterbury Cambrian Society, who have been preserving Welsh culture in Canterbury since 1890.

The Cambrian Society of Canterbury (Inc.), Christchurch, 1990. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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ELIZABETH OF LAVINGTON (Perryman nee Saunders)
Lorna Jean Trask
51025003
$47.50

Daughter of Elizabeth and Amram Saunders, of Bristol, Elizabeth settled in Nelson and Canterbury during early colonial times with her husband H W Perryman.

Lorna Jean Trask, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ORKNEY BALFOURS 1747-99 Trenaby and Elwick
R P Fereday
ISBN187131402X
$55.00

A history of the Balfours of Trenaby, descendants of William Balfour 2nd Laird of Trenady. Gives information relevant to Orcadian history and genealogy.

Tempus Reparatum, Oxford, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 303 pages. SECONDHAND 


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I WAS PAID THREE PENCE AN HOUR
Warwick McFadden
ISBN9780473138318
$37.50

The descendant of one of 12 McFadden siblings from Drumartin County Caven Ireland. Warwick Leslie McFadden was born in 1920 and was a commercial grower by profession. He spent WW2 with the Third Division Signals in the Pacific Islands.

Warwick McFadden, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 129 pages. SECONDHAND


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PICTS AND PORRIDGE An Ogilvie family history
Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN0473084287
$75.00

A history of the families that coalesced into the Ogilvies of New Zealand; the McMillans of Wanlockhead, Gordons of Beldorney, Greens of Ruthrie. Famous Ogilvies in war and peace. The family in New Zealand. A very full account.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND


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DESCENDED FROM PATRICK The Montgomery Family from County Antrim
Judith K Bright
ISBN9780473165307
$47.50

History of an Irish family that emigrated to Tasmania and New Zealand, including George Alfred Montgomery of River Road Christchurch. Descendents of Ann (nee Farthing) and Patrick Montgomery, transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1817 for forgery. Includes genealogical tables.

Judith Bright, Auckland, 2011. Softback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOME AWAY FROM HOME
A W Beasley
ISBN9781869340766
$42.50

Genealogical study of three generations of the Home family focusing on Robert Boyne, Everard and James Everard Home. Associates of John Hunter, James Cook, Joseph Banks and Richard Owen. James Everard was in the Bay of Islands in command of the frigate the North Star during the disturbances after the Wairau massacre.

Grantham House, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 158 pages. SECONDHAND


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ENGLISH HELL TO AUSSIE HEAVEN
Ronnie Sabin and Rod Maxwell
ISBN047310024X
$42.50

As a war-time delinquent child in Newcastle, Sabin was rounded up and sent to Fairbridge Farm School in Australia. He recounts how he was taught skills and lessons  that helped him succeed in adult life. THIS COPY is signed by Sabin.

RR Enterprises, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LONG WAY HOME
Jo Bailey with Ronnie Sabin
ISBN9780473164492
$47.50

Ronnie, Eddie and Joey Sabin, delinquent children in the Rochester Dwellings of Newcastle, were sent by their desperate mother to Australia as child migrants to Fairbridge Farm School at Molong. This is his story.

Jo Bailey and Ronnie Sabin, Rangiora, 2010. Softback. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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A KIWI IN THE SHETLAND SCATTALD
Graeme Laurenson
6102906
$55.00

A history of Shetland immigrants contribution to New Zealand, as well as a record of the author's visit to his ancestal home in the Islands. There are references throughout to prominent New Zealanders of Shetland birth. references specific settlements etc.

Taranaki Newspapers Ltd., New Plymouth, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 146 pages. SECONDHAND


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ASIANS AND THE NEW MULTICULTURALISM IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
Edted by Gautam Ghosh and Jacqueline Leckie
ISBN9781877578236
$40.00

Research on New Zealand’s fastest-growing demographic – the geographically, nationally and historically diverse Asian communities. Examines Asian communities and highlights unresolved tensions between biculturalism and recognition of other ethnic minorities.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2015. Softback. 312 pages. NEW


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THE CHINESE IN NEW ZEALAND
Ng Bickleen Fong
610211913
$65.00

The author wrote this survey of Chinese immigration and the Chinese community in New Zealand as part of her M.A. thesis. A limited printing of 1500 copies only.

Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 145 pages. SECONDHAND


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HETHERSETT TO QUARRY HILLS 1880-1969
Thomas Arthur Buckingham and Ellen E Buckingham
6102212
$47.50

A brief history of the Buckingham family in New Zealand. Descendants of the Simpson, Ward and Buckingham families settled in Thickthorne, Waikawa Valley, Putangahau and Quarry Hills. History with family tree and photographs.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1974. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM FIFE TO OTAGO
Edited by Pauline Ireland-Kelly
61022113
$55.00

The history of the family of Isabella Fairbairn (1815-1896) and Peter Ireland (1814-1880), migrants from Scotland to New Zealand. They sailed to Tasmania on the Ocean Chief in 1855 before coming to Otago.

Crown Kerr Printing, Dunedin, 2004. Softback. 140 pages. SECONDHAND


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OUR ENDURING FOUNDATION
Alistair M Smith
71022072
$42.50

The New Zealand descendants of James Smith of Inverurie. Violet and Gordon and  Thomas Grey and Henry Jackson from Inverurie , and James and Helen Gray from Ayr, in Scotland. Settled in Central Otago in the 1860s. Introduction plus a family tree, genealogical chart.

Alistair M Smith, 1981. Mimeographed sheets in paper covers. 26 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORYS OF ABDY FARM
Glenys Ellison, Kathleen Gallagher and Yvonne Loughnan
ISBN9780473299248
$39.99

Two branches of the Story family, one remained in Yorkshire being the wife and daughters of William Story, who along with his sons emigrated to New Zelaand in 1863. Family history compiled from letters and photographs etc.

Wickcandle, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 288 pages. NEW


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THE GALLAGHERS OF CRONADUN
Kathleen Gallagher, Joanie Meharry and Moyra Pearce
ISBN9781877448522
$39.99

Oral stories and genealogical records about James Gallagher and Sheila Dubh McDevitt Gallagher and their descendants, in Ireland and New Zealand.

Steele Roberts Publishers, Wellington, 2008. Softback. 225 pages. NEW


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NOT WITHOUT FEAR (SUTHERLAND)
Joy Sutherland Rooney
ISBN9780473155988
$60.00

The family of William Sutherland and Ann Gordon. Their sons emigrated to New Zealand from Caithness in the 1850-60s. A full family history with genealogy tables etc. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Hilton Press Printers, Christchurch, (2010). Softback. 366 pages. SECONDHAND


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ACCIDENTAL IMMIGRANTS
John Ewan
ISBN9780473396589
$35.00

The family of Thomas Powell from Leeds, who settled in New Zealand after a few years in India. His descendants were prominent in colonial Wanganui.

Chateau publishing Litd., Nelson, 2017. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM MILFORD HAVEN TO THE BANKS OF THE AVON
June Ritchie
710280036
$32.50

History of the family of Emma and W H Sherwood Roberts, from it's beginnings in New Zealand. Earliest member was Captain Peter Williams of Preservation Inlet.

June Ritchie, 1989. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND


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AN ACCOUNT OF JOSEPH SOWRYS VOYAGE TO CANTERBURY
Joseph Sowry edited by Clive Vincent Sowry
810230022
$37.50

Sowry's shipboard journal of his voyage to New Zealand on the Zealandia in 1862. Appendices of the passengers on the ship, a chronology of James Sowry's life. 

Clive Sowry, Lower Hutt, 1987. Softback. 47 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FRUIT OF OUR LABOURS Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand
Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong and Carolyn King
ISBN9780473415501
$90.00

This 2 volume history combines research and statistics with personal stories and photographs of Chinese fruit shop families to document a part of New Zealand society that has been replaced by supermarkets and chain stores. Begins from the 1880s and focuses on the 1950-60s. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, Wellington, 2018. 2 volume Softbacks. 904 pages. NEW


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THE HODGSON SURNAME
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
ISBN095218530X
$65.00

The Norse origins and Cumbrian location of the Hodgson surname. Using parish records the author traces the name from 10th century Norse immigrants. An excellent copy.

Martlet Books, Standon Near Ware, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 82 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE REIDS OF WEST TAIERI
Ken W. Reid
9102502
$32.50

A history of James and Margaret Reid (nee Borrowman) and their descendents. From Scotland via Australia they farmed at Woodside in the Taieri Hills.

Ken W. Reid (1990). Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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DRAGONS ON THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Manying Ip
ISBN9780908884643
$32.50

The making of Chinese New Zealanders. Personal reflections by New Zealand born and raised Chinese. Covers cultural and business affairs as well as thoughts on the new Chinese immigrants.

Tandem Press, North Shore City, 1996. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CLIPPER SHIP SEBASTOPOL
Belinda Lansley
ISBN9780473218904
$37.50

This ship made two trips from London to Lyttelton between 1861-1863 bringing immigrants. A wealth of details about the trip and passengers has been collected here.

Dornie Publishing Company, Invercargill, 2012. Softback. 115 pages. SECONDHAND


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FAMILY BUSINESS AN ITALIAN-NEW ZEALAND STORY
Vincent Moleta
ISBN9781927145333
$32.50

Bartolo Barnao and his wife Guiseppina emigrated to Wellington from the Italian island of Stromboli. Details of his family and business, and the New Zealand Italian community at the time.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CENTENNIAL OF THE ARRIVAL IN NEW ZEALAND OF STEPHEN AND ELLEN HURST
Jocelyn Wilson
910250827
$32.50

Ellen and Stephen Hurst arrived at Lyttelton on the clipper ship Taranaki, in October 1883. They settled in Barhill and this records their life and descendents.

Huggins and Co. Ltd., Ashburton, 1983. Softback. 43 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Manying Ip
ISBN0908652453
$32.50

Life stories of Chinese women in New Zealand, based on interviews with eight women who emigrated from the turn of the 20th century. Some pencil annotation.

New Women's Press, Auckland, 1990. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHALER BY PROVIDENCE
Don Wilson
ISBN9780994123442
$50.00

The Story of Patrick Norton, whaler in the Marlborough Sounds from 1831 at Te Awaiti, and his descendants, down to the last whale harpooned in 1964.

 River Press, Picton, 2018. Softback. 335 pages. NEW