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HISTORIC CANTERBURY
John Wilson
ISBN9781869537784
$55.00

A history of Canterbury based around historic photographs from the earliest days upto the 2011 earthquakes, with an epilogue discussing this and other natural disatsers in the region.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EARLY CANTERBURY RUNS Second Series (1940)
L G D Acland
510270225
$45.00

The Second Series of this reference book about pastoral settlement, station life and pioneer sheep farms. Covers between the Rakaia and Rangitata.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1940. Hardback with no dust jacket. 70 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EARLY CANTERBURY RUNS (4th edition 1975)
L.G.D. Acland (revised by Scotter)
ISBN0723304157
$85.00

The standard reference book on early pastoral settlement, station life and pioneer high country sheep farming in the Province of Canterbury. 4th edition extensively revised by W.H. Scotter. 

Whitcoulls Publishers Ltd, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 417 Pages. SECONDHAND


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RURAL CANTERBURY Celebrating its History
Garth Cant and Russell Kirkpatrick, editors
ISBN9780909049348
$37.50

First hand accounts of the settlement and development of rural Canterbury, with hundreds of photographs and paintings to enrich the stories of the land and its peoples.

Daphne Brasell Associates Ltd., Wellington, 2001. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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CRUSTS A Settler's Fare Due South
Laurence J. Kennaway
410250121
$120.00

A spirited and light hearted account of an early Canterbury runholder's hardships and successes. First edition. Rebacked with original spine laid on, new end papers. Illustrations and folding map.

Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, London, 1874. Gilt embossed cloth boards. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HIGHLAND PIPING SOCIETY OF CANTERBURY
Alex Thomson and Gordon Ogilvie
ISBN9780473172640
$45.00

A comprehensive illustrated history traces the development of piping and pipe bands in the otherwise very English province of Canterbury. Includes piper biographies.

Highland Piping Society of Canterbury Inc., Christchurch, 2010. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIGH COUNTRY JOURNEY
Peter Newton
210260711
$95.00

This is a classic of Canterbury literature that describes most of the high country stations as the author saw them in the course of a journey on horseback through the whole length of the Canterbury back country. One of the best Canterbury books.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages, 34 plates and 4 maps. SECONDHAND


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KINGDOM IN THE HILLS
David McLeod
ISBN0723304025
$35.00

The kingdom was two historic Canterbury sheep runs, Grasmere Station and the adjoining Cora Lynn, over 60,000 acres of high country in the Waimakariri basin.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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GEORGE AND MARY COOPER
Anthony Carrell
ISBN0473080788
$42.50

The story of a pioneer Canterbury family in Port Levy, Teddington, Oxford and Leeston. They left Worcester and sailed on the Travancore to New Zealand in 1850.

Cooper Commemoration Committee, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 69 pages. SECONDHAND


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KAIKOURA COAST Maori History, Traditions and Place-names
W.J. Elvy
210201614
$95.00

An important record of local Maori history that is as interesting, exciting and adventurous as can be found in any part of New Zealand. Illustrations. Few chips to dust jacket. Former owner's book plate.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 103 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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KAIKOURA COAST Maori History, Traditions and Place Names
W.J. Elvy
ISBN9781877151002
$60.00

An important record of local Maori history that is as interesting, exciting and adventurous as can be found in any part of New Zealand. Illustrations. First published in 1948, this is a facsmile edition with a completely new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 135 pages. NEW


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KAIKOURA. A History of the District
J.M. Sherrard
ISBN9781877151279
$70.00

A comprehensive history of Kaikoura from the days of Te Rauparaha, whalers, farmers, pioneers, timber millers and fellers to the growth of roads, shipping and coach services. A good source for social and family historians alike. First published in 1966, this is a facsimle reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 373 pages. NEW


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KAIKOURA. A History of the District
J.M. Sherrard
91027071
$125.00

A comprehensive history of Kaikoura from the days of Te Rauparaha, whalers, farmers, pioneers, timber millers and fellers to the growth of roads, shipping and coach services. A good source for social and family historians alike. The Capper Press facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, (Christchurch). Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 373 Pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KAIKOURA JOB
Rob Merrifield
ISBN9780908573967
$45.00

An account of the rebuilding of KiwiRail's Main North Line which was severely damaged by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. well illustrated with photographs throughout.

New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Petone, 2018. Softback 133 pages. NEW 


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THE AMURI A COUNTY HISTORY
W.J. Gardner
ISBN0473002256
$120.00

A history of the great north Canterbury pastoral district from the 1850s onwards. First published in 1956 this is the second edition with corrections and additions.

Amuri County Council, Culverden, 1983. Hardback with dustjacket. 492 pages. SECONDHAND

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AMURI. THE COUNTY, OLD TIMES AND OLD PEOPLE
L.R.C. Macfarlane
310290922
$65.00

A history of the Amuri district from the earliest Maori times to the great sheep stations of the nineteenth century. Contains much anecdotal and family history. 

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1946. Hardback, no dust jacket. 133 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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THE APOSTLE OF THE NORTH (REV. CAMPBELL AMURI)
John Newlands
2011012703
$45.00

The Apostle of the North being a brief memoir of the late Rev. W.R. Campell, first settled minister in the Amuri. Worn covers but intact and text fine.

Privately published, 1926. Softcovers. Illustrated. 33 Pages. SECONDHAND.


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HURUNUI Source to Sea
Shona McRae
ISBN0959799915
$65.00

Recollections and observations on the North Canterbury Hurunui River, history, landscape and natural history, by a long time resident and local author. Illustrated. 

Hurunui Press, Christchurch, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 102 pages. SECONDHAND


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HURUNUI Source to Sea
Shona McRae
ISBN1877151688
$40.00

Recollections and observations on the North Canterbury Hurunui River, history, landscape and natural history, by a long time resident and local author. Illustrated. First published in 1993, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 134 pages. NEW


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HURUNUI HERITAGE 1950-2000
Margaret Lovell-Smith
ISBN9780473071356
$65.00

This history of fifty years brings together, for the first time, the stories of Ashley, Kowai, Waipara, Amuri and Cheviot, which in 1989 formed the Hurunui District.

Hurunui District Council, Amberley, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FARM AT BLACK HILLS
Beverly Forrester
ISBN9781775535942
$37.50

The story of how an unexpectedly widowed Hurunui woman learned to farm, gained the trust of the farm workers and developed a successful brand of chemical free undyed natural yarns. 

Random House, Auckland, 2015. Softback. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEMORIES OF MENDIP HILLS
Audrey Steele
81027042
$32.50

Following an account of the Rutherfords, Audrey relates her life at Mendip Hills sheep station, where she went as a bride in 1924.

Audrey Steele/ Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1974. Softback. 67 pages. SECONDHAND


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SQUATTER AND SETTLER
Douglas Cresswell
410211702
$55.00

The history of the early settlers who established the farms and runs in the district and turned it into prosperous place of later times. Illustrated.

Waipara County Council, Cheviot, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 191 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF SHEEP AND SHEARERS OVER THE GREATER CHEVIOT AREA
Irvine Wilkinson
91023031
$37.50

Collected from records and oral histories, covers the period 1850-2000. Details of thwe original big runs, the Cheviot settlement, and individual shearers.

Rangiora Printing Service, 2004. Softback. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHEVIOT KINGDOM TO COUNTY
John Wilson
ISBN0473103215
$175.00

Tells the story of Cheviot from the time of Maori occupation, through the years of the great runs and estates, and on to the period of family farms following the purchase and subdivision of Cheviot Hills by the Government in 1893. Illustrated. With separate footnotes.

Cheviot Historical Records Society Inc., 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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A PASTORAL KINGDOM DIVIDED, CHEVIOT 1889-94
W.J. Gardner
ISBN9780908912346
$55.00

A comprehensive account of the break up of the great estate of "Ready Money" Robinson and the story of the Cheviot settlers and where they came from. Illustrations.

Bridget Williams Books Ltd., Wellington, 1992. Softback. 247 pages. SECONDHAND


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A BIT OF GODZONE Fruitgrowing in Loburn 1914-1945
Gerald Ward
810260912
$47.50

Beginning with a syndicate that bought land from James Banks and Murtagh Kennedy, subdivided on behalf of individuals, many of whom joined the Loburn Fruitgrowers Association. This is a history of the development of the settlement based on early orcharding. Details the purchasers of the original lots. A numbered limited edition.

The Spotted Shag Press, Christchurch, 1992. Spiral bound softback. 65 pages. SECONDHAND


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I WELL REMEMBER Thirty-Forty-Fifty, nay even sixty years ago
O B Stanford
5102901
$35.00

Some recollections of  O B Stanford, including some of his father. The family originated in Wai-iti, Waikari, North Canterbury, then moved to Christchurch. The account covers the first half of the 20th century. Privately printed, the book consists of some superfluous blank pages, but the pagination is complete.

Dunford Publications Ltd., Christchurch, 1962. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued(?). 47 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE RAKA Land of Happy Sunshine
L.R.C. Macfarlane
210201511
$37.50

A book of writing about local history, the country and farming for the countryman and those who love the country. The setting is 'very North Canterbury', all the rural areas north of Waipara.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 139 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROLL OF THE JACK Book 3
Pam Issit
ISBN1877367923
$42.50

A social history of indoor bowling in North Canterbury 1950-2013. Third book in the series with lots of information on the district's social life as well as the bowls community. Biographies of many of the members.

Printing.com, Christchurch, 2013. Softback. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE WAIMAKARIRI
D.H. Hawkins
110270311
$85.00

An account of the settlers in the area between the Waimakariri and Waipara rivers, North Canterbury. Full of photographs this is an engaging and very readable account. First published in 1957 this is a reprint in an edition of 1000 copies. As new condition.

Capper Press, Christchurch, reprint 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 465 pages. SECONDHAND. 


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BEYOND THE WAIMAKARIRI
D.N. Hawkins
ISBN9781877151668
$70.00

An account of the settlers in the area between the Waimakariri and Waipara rivers, North Canterbury. Full of photographs, this is an engaging and very readable account. First published in 1957, this edition is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 465 pages. NEW


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WOMEN OF THE WAIMAKARIRI
edited by PJ Wood
ISBN0473022257
$42.50

Studies on aspects of women's life in the Waimakariri District. Includes pieces on Maori women before colonisation, colonial women, suffrage, sports, politics, business and householding.

Waimakariri District Women's Suffrage Centennial Committee, Rangiora, 1993. Softback. 147 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF COURTENAY
Vera McLennan
210221302
$35.00

An illustrated history of the settlement and district prepared for the centenary of the school. Scarce.

E.A. Jordan & Co., Christchurch, 1967. Softback. 71 pages. SECONDHAND


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LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF COLONIAL LIFE
Sarah Amelia Courage
ISBN0723304645
$37.50

A masterpiece of early Canterbury history, a revealing description of life at Seadown Station in the Leithfield area, by a pioneer owner from the 1860s onwards. Illustrated. First published privately in 1896.

Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LEGEND OF MT WHITE STATION
Gerald Sandrey
ISBN9780473323974
$60.00

An illustrated history of the rugged, beautiful and iconic station in the Upper Waimakariri, 150 kilometers west of Christchurch. First published in 2015, this is a reprint.

Mary Egan Publishing, Auckland, 2017. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 166 pages. NEW


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OXFORD THE FIRST 100 YEARS
O.A. Gillespie
310211111
$120.00

A well illustrated history of Oxford with the place names and the people associated with them detailed, and the once magnificent forests described with excellent notes on the wildlife found there.

The Oxford Historical Committee, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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OXFORD THE FIRST 100 YEARS
O.A. Gillespie
ISBN9781877151729
$70.00

A history of Oxford with the place names and people associated with them detailed, and the once magnificient forests described with excellent notes on the wildlife found there. First published in 1954 this is a facsimle reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 291 pages. NEW


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THE STORY OF OXFORD 1852-1932
Lancelot Watson
ISBN9781877151972
$50.00

An illustrated history of Oxford and district that was written for the Diamond Jubilee of the Oxford schools by a local resident and school teacher. First published in 1932, this is a facsimile reprint edition with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 140 pages. NEW


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WEST MELTON A History of the District to 1971
Colin Watson
110290921
$45.00

An illustrated history of the area from the earliest days compiled by a local historian for the West Melton School Centennial Committee.  

West Melton School, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCHOOL ON THE HIGH PLAINS
Margaret Thompson
ISBN0473075296
$37.50

A chronicle of Darfield High School 1951-2000, also with the history of high schooling in the district before 1951. Staff and awards lists etc.

Darfield High School, 2001. Softback. 206 pages. SECONDHAND


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MALVERN COUNTY A Centennial History
G.L. Popple
410211504
$47.50

Illustrated history of the settlement and development of the Canterbury farming district. Scarce. Wear to dust jacket, see scan.

Malvern County Council, Darfield, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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ALL BULL
Robin Leech
ISBN9780473142759
$30.00

Tales of an Angus Studmaster. Autobiography by the founder of the Floridale Angus Stud at Kimberley near Darfield.

Robin Leech, 2008. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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CRUMBS OF LEITHFIELD 1857-2007
S.J. Woodward
ISBN0473081164
$80.00

A pictorial history of the township and surrounding district together with a series of historical sketches and the Leithfield burials register. Classic NZ local history with much to interest genealogists and local historians. First published in 1979, this is the revised and expanded edition.

Concord Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 478 pages. SECONDHAND


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WEST OF WINDWISTLE Stories of the Lake Coleridge Area
Lyn Nell and Judith Stratford, editors
ISBN9780476016033
$45.00

A comprehensive illustrated account of the community from Mt Algidus Station to the Rakaia Gorge, told by the people who have lived and worked in the Lake Coleridge Basin.

The Lake Coleridge Group, Timaru, 2005. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAKE COLERIDGE The Power, The People, The Land
Rosemary Britten
ISBN9781877161889
$85.00

An excellent illustrated local history of the people who have lived and worked at the Lake Coleridge power station, the village and the surrounding farmland.

Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 382 pages. SECONDHAND


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LIQUID GOLD A Mid Canterbury Irrigation History
Brian Cameron
ISBN9780473153465
$30.00

Describes the physical, financial and political history of the introduction of irrigation to the Ashburton district over the last 50 years.

Published by the Author, Ashburton, 2009. Softback. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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BY THE BRAES OF BALQUETHER
Shona McRae
110250021
$75.00

The story of the Glens of Tekoa, a Canterbury station owned by the same family for over 100 years. A limited edition of 400 copies for private circulation.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 109 pages. SECONDHAND.


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THE GLENS OF TEKOA
Shona McRae
ISBN1877151629
$40.00

The story of the Amuri high country station owned by the same family for 100 years. First published by the author in 1968 this is a facsimile reprint edition. 

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 138 pages. NEW


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HANMER SPRINGS 1883-1933
L.F. Round and committee
31022012
$45.00

History of the town and district compiled for the Golden Jubilee celebrations. Includes local advertising. First published in 1933, this is a facsmile reprint.

F. W. Larcomb Ltd., Christchurch, 1980. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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MUCH ADO. HANMER SPRINGS 1883-1983
Rosemary Ensor
310220101
$45.00

An interesting and well illustrated centennial history of the spa town that includes details of the various early accommodation houses and the beginnings of town development.

Hanmer Springs Centennial Committee, 1983. Softback. 156 pges. SECONDHAND


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FIFTY YEARS OF SHEEP FARMING in Canterbury, Otago and Southland
C.F. Overton
210290031
$47.50

Memories of a lifetime of sheep farming in the South Island, the author kept a diary and his narrative covers the period 1890-1940. Illustrated. Unusual.

Otago Daily Times and Whitness Newspapers Ltd., Dunedin, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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EIGHTY YEARS WITH HORSES
L.R.C. Macfarlane
ISBN0589007912
$35.00

An account of the author's lifetime association with horses in the high country of Amuri County of North Canterbury.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VIEW FROM TUSSOCK SQUARE
Margaret E. Knowles
ISBN0473053098
$65.00

A well illustrated folk history of the mid Canterbury town of Darfield by a long time local resident, completed and published after her death. Scarce.

Roger Knowles, Darfield, 1998. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNDER THE NOR'WEST ARCH A High Country Story
Grace and Ted Porter
ISBN0589004484
$47.50

A personal memoir of a back country life first at Manuka Point in the Rakaia Valley and then at Lake Coleridge. Full of splendid stories of the Canterbury high country. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 173 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY FORESTRY AND SAWMILLING IN MID CANTERBURY
Ron Cochrane
ISBN0473038439
$35.00

A very good illustrated history of the industry in mid-Canterbury written by a man who spent a lifetime at work in sawmilling.

Plain Words, Ashburton, 1996. Softback. 114 pages. SECONDHAND


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CENTRAL CANTERBURY ELECTRIC POWER BOARD, A STORY OF SUCCESS
Rosemary Britten
ISBN047305972X
$42.50

Bounded by the Waimakariri and Rakaia and extending from Banks Peninsula to Arthurs Pass, the CCEPB was formed in 1963 by amalgamation. This work covers the period of the CCEPB but also the earlier history of electricity supply within the area including supply at Akaroa, the Lake Coleridge Power station, difficulties faced through the years, and the formation of Southpower.

Orion New Zealand Ltd. and Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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CASS, HISTORY AND SCIENCE IN THE CASS DISTRICT
C J Burrows, editor
510240211
$95.00

A complete history of the Cass District in regards to geology, botany, flora and fauna. Overview of the farming of the region. Numerous contributors. Colour reproduction of The Cass Field Station 1936 by Rita Cooke. Numerous maps, charts and illustrations. Stapled foolscap sheets with  fabric taped spine as issued. This copy signed by Burrows on the front cover.

Department of Botany, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 1977. Softback. 418 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHITE GOLD The Mount Hutt Story
Gerry Power
ISBN9781877257223
$40.00

Chronicles the turbulent development of the ski field, a narrative that is filled with events, incidents and personalities. A fine contribution to the history of Canterbury.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 155 pages. SECONDHAND


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75 YEARS ON COCKAYNE Mt Cheeseman Ski Club
Margaret Rich
ISBN0958253552
$55.00

A detailed account of the Ski club and the development of the field at Mt Cheeseman. Many photographs showing the facilities and personalities involved.

Willson Scott Publishing, Christchurch, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 295 pages. SECONDHAND


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OVER THE WHITCOMBE PASS
Jakob Lauper edited by John Pascoe
11021102
$37.50

In 1863 John Henry Whitcombe and the Swiss guide Jakob Lauper made a pioneering and demanding thirteen day journey across the Southern Alps that ended with Whitcombe's death by drowning. This is Lauper's narrative reprinted from the Canterbury Provincial Gazette.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1960. Softback. 70 pages. SECONDHAND


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PUSHING HIS LUCK
Hilary Low
ISBN9781877257889
$45.00

Report of the expedition and death of Henry Whitcombe by Jakob Lauper. Here for the first time is an accurate translation of Lauper's dramatic eye witness account of the traverse of the main divide over the pass that now bears Whitcomb's name and the drowning of the explorer as he attempted to cross the flooded Taramakau River. Illustrations.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 142 pages. NEW


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WET TO THE SKIN [AGAIN]
Transcribed and compiled by Mary Stapylton-Smith
ISBN9780473453305
$50.00

The 1857-66 journal of Dr Matthew Morris, an early Canterbury shepherd, drover and doctor. Morris was a farming cadet in Canterbury and Otago, and worked at Acheron Bank and Rockwood station, as well as practicing medicine.

Friends of the Diamond Harbour Library, 2018. Softback. 312 pages. NEW


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CASTLE HILL
E.C. Richards
SMBK2006
$85.00

The history of the Castle Hill run together with the diaries of J.D. Enys and E.R. Chudleigh where they relate to Castle Hill. Addition material concerning the geology and natural history of the region, including the unique buttercup. As new condition.

Simpson and Williams Ltd., Christchurch, 1951. Hardback with dustjacket, as new condition. 58 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOHN AND CHARLES ENYS, CASTLE HILL RUNHOLDERS 1864-1891
Jenny Abrahamson with watercolours by Charles Enys and photographs by John O'Malley
ISBN9781927167311
$49.99

This is the first account of the pioneering Enys brothers who ran Castle Hill Station. It gives details of their Cornish ancestry and their associations with early Christchurch and Canterbury development, including their interests in natural history and the environment.

Wily Publications Ltd., Christchurch, 2017. Softback. 240 pages. NEW


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KOWAI BUSH Between the Waters
Noel Gillespie
210260101
$60.00

Local history of the Kowhai Bush and Springfield area associated with the Midland Railway line to Arthurs Pass. Full of anecdotes and snippets of people and places since the earliest days. A private publication. This copy has the spine reinforced with tape.

Noel Gillespie, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 145 pages. SECONDHAND


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SCHOOLED UNDER THE NOR'WEST ARCH
Ena Paterson
5102509
$40.00

A history of the Malvern School District in Canterbury. From beginnings in a church building in 1873 to the Centenary. Includes school rolls of pupils and staff. Malvern, Russel's Flat, Annat, Sheffield, Waddington.

E A Jordan and Co., Christchurch, 1974. Softback. 174 pages. SECONDHAND


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SUNSHINE AND SHADOW
Gwendolen Lucy Somerset (nee Alley)
ISBN0908609132
$35.00

The life of Gwendolen Lucy Somerset born Gwendolen Alley. Rewi alley's sister recalls her life in Springfield as a child and in teaching as an adult at Oxford.

New Zealand Playcentre Federation, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with no dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND


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REMINISCENCES OF A. DUDLEY DOBSON ENGINEER 1841-1930
Arthur Dudley Dobson
210240031
$95.00

Dobson's own account of his eventfull days in Canterbury from the pioneering days to the end of his life. The discovery and exploration of the pass that bears his name is well covered. The Second Edition.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1930. Hardback with dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND


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REMINISCENCES OF ARTHUR DUDLEY DOBSON 1841-1930
Arthur Dobson
ISBN9781877346415
$60.00

An account of the life and labours of Dobson, pioneer explorer and engineer best known for Arthur's pass, now the main line of communication through the Southern Alps. First published in 1930, this is a facsimle reprint of the second edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 220 pages. NEW


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ARTHUR'S PASS NATIONAL PARK
Andrew Dennis
610211912
$30.00

The First Fifty Years 1929-1979.  A short history written for the Arthur's Pass National Park Board. Appendices show the membership of the Boards of Control and Ranger Staff.

Arthur's Pass National Park Board, Christchurch, 1979. Softback. 30 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARTHUR'S PASS AND THE OTIRA GORGE NEW ZEALAND
Blanche Edith Baughan
0017
$55.00

A guide to the history, geography, flora and fauna of Athur's Pass and the Otira Gorge. Published 1925. (Bagnall B400). Illustrated, 20 black and white photographs.  

Whitcombe and Tombs. Softcovers. Illustrated. 68 Pages. SECONDHAND.


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LIFE ALONG THE STEEL ROAD A Story of the Midland Railway
Yuilleen White
ISBN00473054655
$35.00

An illustrated history of the men who built and maintained the Midland Line in Canterbury and the women who lived in the railway houses. A great social history of the Midland Line.

Yuilleen White, Renwick, 1998. Softcovers. 125 pages. NEW


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OUR YESTERYEARS 1840-1950
W A Chambers
810221021
$30.00

A history of Methodism in Canterbury, including Wesleyan Maori Mission,United Methodist Free Church etc.

Willis and Aiken Ltd., Christchurch, (1950). Softback. 70 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUILDING MAINLAND BUSINESS
Felicity Price
ISBN9781877408083
$37.50

150 years of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce . The work and membership of this important association.

 Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce / Star Books, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUNNING ROWING
Eddie Martin
ISBN0473085771
$37.50

A Brief history of the Canterbury Rowing Association 1902-2002. THIS COPY signed by author.

Canterbury Rowing Association, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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RED AND BLACK

91026002
$30.00

A permanent record of Canterbury Rugby, 1983. Inlcudes many photographs as well as advertising material from sponsors.

South Island Sports Publications, Christchurch, 1983. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CANTERBURY RUGBY HISTORY 1879-1979
Larry Saunders
910260021
$30.00

History of the first century of the CRFU. Details prominent players and officials, with records and statistics.

Canterbury Rugby Football Union, Christchurch 1979. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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CANTERBURY COUNTRY HOUSES
Drawings by Rodney Wells and Text by Sasha Bowers
ISBN0908563895
$65.00

Sixty important Canterbury homes described and illustrated with drawings. A very good copy.

The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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IVEY HALL LINCOLN COLLEGE
Ruth A Burns
610250414
$37.50

A study of Ivey Hall of Lincoln College, the buildings, grounds, and history, with pen and wash illustrations. Foolscap in stapled covers.

Lincoln College Press, Lincoln, 1977. Softback. 51 pages. SECONDHAND


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YOU NEED TWO LIVES...
Morrie Woodham
610201412
$42.50

One to learn it- one to live it. The memoirs of Morrie Woodham, mainly relating to his family and life in Canterbury, both rural and urban.

Morrie Woodham, (2011). Softback. 246 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAY YOUR SHADOW NEVER GROW LESS
Helen Thomas
ISBN9780992247683
$45.00

The life and times of Henry and Jane Holland, Canterbury, New Zealand, 1863-1945. A study of the Holland and Eastwood families, and the social history of early Canterbury.

Fraser Books. Masterton, 2016. Softback. 489 pages. NEW


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FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS The Story of Canterbury Clay Bricks from 1953
Compiled by P D Boyes
ISBN9780473398507
$35.00

Currently situated in Darfield, this family run pottery focuses on clay bricks. In the past they produced assorted pottery works. Information on people and places associated with the firm.

Hilton Press, Templeton, 2017. Softback. 106 pages. NEW


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QUEENSLAND HARRY
John Foley
ISBN1877139920
$30.00

Queensland Harry was an aboriginal stockman and circus performer who spent most of his life in New Zealand. He lived for a time in Waimate and Methven. This collects various stories about his exploits.

John Foley, 2008. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COTONS COTTAGE HORORATA AND THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Gordon P Dennis
ISBN9780473215330
$30.00

Built circa 1864 of rammed earth, Cotons' Cottage was rebuilt in situ by the community in 1978, but was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. This book gives it's history from 1864 to 2012 when disputes over it's future were unsettled. Includes the community fundraising and restoration efforts.

Hilton Press, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 210 pages. SECONDHAND