Traces the history of the region from the first waves of Maori occupation, the Nga Tahu civil war, the arrival of European settlers, whalers, bush fellers, boatbuilders, ship deserters and farmers right through to the boom in deer, goats and crafts in modern times. A social history which will also be of interest to family historians. First published in 1990.
GP Books, Wellington, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 283 pages. SECONDHAND