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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 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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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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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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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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NOTHING BUT GRASS AND WIND The Rutherfords of Canterbury
Janet Holm
ISBN0908790503
$45.00

Sportsmen, benefactors and churchmen, businessmen as well as farmers, the Rutherfords of Canterbury made their mark on the province with large country houses, St. Andrews College, Warners Hotel, the Mount Cook Company and Amuri Courts. This history spans almost one hundred years.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 279 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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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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DIARY 1874 A Voyage of the Tweed (Millow Family)
J.G. Millow
210250812
$55.00

Nineteenth century emigrant diary of a journy on the clipper ship Tweed from London to Port Chalmers in 1874, together with notes about the voyage and a passenger list. Millow genealogies at rear. No loose photos in the pocket at rear.

Mud Hut Press, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 47 pages, illustrations. 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 WELSH IN NEW ZEALAND
Elwyn T Ashton
ISBN0951107909
$25.00

A small publication, detailing Welsh influences in New Zealand, such as place names, Welsh in the goldfields, and a section on Welsh families in New Zealand. This copy has publication details penned to the back of the cover, giving the ISBN and publisher details. There are a few penned notes to the pages, giving extra information, possibly by the author.

Elwyn T Ashton, Shoreham, 1986. Softback. 62 + 15 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE LOWLANDS TO THE HILLS
Tora Kolff
510250921
$30.00

Born before the First World War, Tora and her family migrated to New Zealand in the 1950's. This is her story of life in Holland (including the Occupation) and Indonesia, and her new home in New Zealand.

Tora Kolff, Nelson, 1987. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND


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FAR FROM THE PROMISED LAND, Being Jewish in New Zealand
Ann Beaglehole and Hal Levine
ISBN0958341842
$30.00

Interview based ethnographic study on Jewishness in New Zealand. Includes chapters on immigration to Australia and Israel.

Pacific Press Ltd., Wellington, 1995. Softback. 146 pages. SECONDHAND


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MATHESON 1875-1975 An Otago Family History
E H Matheson
510260115
$30.00

A short history of the Matheson's of Otago, descended from Murdo and Christina Matheson of Rosshire, Scotland. This copy has a list of Matheson signatures to the 'Autographs' page at the rear.

Self Published about 1970, softback, 31 pages. SECONDHAND


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A FAR TRAVELLER; Eleanor Mills and her Wallace Descendants
Pat McClunie
ISBN047306121X
$55.00

A family history and genealogy of the descendants of Eleanor Mills, later surnamed Wallace who remarried a Mr Olson. The family is strongly represented on the West Coast, notably Hokitika. Includes family trees and photographs. THIS COPY has some minor water damage to the front cover.

Print and Design, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 158 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILLIAMSONS OF DAISY BANK
Jessie Williamson
510260312
$25.00

A family history of the descendants of Kenneth and Isabella Williamson (nee Bayne), migrants to Otago in 1861 and 1856, whose homestead was 'Daisy Bank' at Williamson's Crossing near Hyde. Traces the family from Scottish roots.

Jessie Williamson, Mosgiel, 1978. Softback. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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TO AKAROA AND BACK William Green of Green's Point, Akaroa
T E Green
510260421
$42.50

A genealogical account of William Green and his descendants. Green was born 1799 in Norwood, Surrey and arrived at Akaroa in 1839, in the employ of W B Rhodes. He later ran hotels in Akaroa, and later travelled to Australia where he died.

T E Green, 1984. Softback. 65 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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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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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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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 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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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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THE ROOTS OF THE CLOVER
Elsie Locke
91028072
$47.50

The story of the Collett sisters and their families, who had arrived in Lyttelton by 1856. Sarah Isabella Collett had arrived in 1851. Stories of their descendants as well.
A rare self-published family history.

Elsie Locke, Christchurch, 1971. Softback. 89 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BARRELLS OF DURHAM STREET
Margaret Scott
91029081
$37.50

The genealogy of the descendants of Henry and Louisa Barrell of Somerset, who raised a large family in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Margaret Scott, Christchurch, undated (1990?). Softback. 54 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BOY DANNY?
Lesley M. Gardiner
ISBN0473029294
$47.50

From Shetland Islands to Pelorus Bridge. Daniel Couper, son of a fisheries Officer in the Shetlands, travelled to New Zealand. This is a genealogical history of his family in Scotland and New Zealand.

Lesley M Gardiner, Havelock, 1995. Softback. 302 pages. SECONDHAND


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COASTIN' ALONG
Frank Graham
ISBN0473037041
$37.50

Stories from Westland about the Mackleys, the Butlers and the Fergusons. Includes much local and family history including family trees.

Frank Graham, Nelson, 2005. Softback. 212 pages. SECONDHAND