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THE STORY OF NORTHLAND
A.H. Reed
410260111
$47.50

The interesting and compelling history of Northland, including it's Maori history and the early days of contact with European explorers and settlers. Illustrations.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE WAKE OF THE AXE
Peter Newton
ISBN0589007181
$47.50

Records a journey Peter Newton made around the stations of the big country of the west and north of the North Island of New Zealand, from Orongorongo in the Wellington district to Te Paki in the far north. Newton writes as a South Island sheep man but he is no stranger. Blended with the history of each station are warm and humerous anecdotes of cooks and cattlemen, wild horses and working dogs. 

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOUNT CAMEL CALLING
Alice Evans
ISBN0340245441
$42.50

The story of the Aupori Peninsula, in sight of Mount Camel, and the far north from the author's memories and those of her family and local residents.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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KAITAIA A Nostalgic Glimpse at the 1940s
Keith Parker
ISBN0473028034
$37.50

Kaitaia entred the 1940s as a frontier town and despite the war, shortages and the cyclone of 1942, ended the decade as a modern borough with new services and electricity. Fully illustrated with the men and women who made this possible.

Northland Age Ltd., Kaitaia, 1994. Softback. 240 pages. SECONDHAND


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TIME AND TIDE Mangonui, Kaitaia
Jeanette Richardson
ISBN0908708211
$25.00

Local government in the 19th and 20th Centuries in Mangonui, Kaitaia and adjacent areas, 1860-1990.

Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1990. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF NORTHLAND
A H Reed
ISBN0589009095
$37.50

The interesting and compelling history of Northland, including it's Maori history and the early days of contact with European explorers and settlers. Illustrations. Facsimile of  the first edition.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 395 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BAY OF ISLANDS
B Ristori
5102708
$30.00

An illustrated guide to the Bay of Islands with suggested excursions and activities. Gives a short history of the area from pre-settler days. Third enlarged edition.

The Northern Publishing Co., Whangarei, 1951. Softback. 44 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EARLY HISTORY OF PAIHIA
Edward B. Clarke
51023002
$37.50

A short history of Paihia, with some historic photographs. Uncommon title. This copy in very fine condition.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1947. Softback. 39 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY
Melville Harcourt
310221322
$65.00

A short history of the Bay of Islands, cradle of New Zealand, written and published to coincide with the Centennial of the Treaty of Waitangi signed in 1840. Illustrations.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1940. Hardback with dust jacket. 253 pages. SECONDHAND


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MISSIONARY AND MAORI
Nola Easdale
ISBN0908714068
$37.50

Kerikeri 1819-1860, a history of the Church Missionary Establishment at the Kerikeri Mission Station in the Bay of Islands.

Te Waihora Press, Lincoln, 1991. Softback. 162 pages. SECONDHAND


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A LAMP SHINES IN KERIKERI
Nancy Preece Pickmere
5102306
$32.50

The story of Kerikeri, 1819-1939, including a history of the Christian Mission Society in the early days of the Mission Station, Hongi Hika, Reverend Butler. 

Nancy Preece Pickmere, Kerikeri, 1969. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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KORORAREKA & OTHER ESSAYS
Ormond Wilson
ISBN0473009005
$32.50

Essays on early interaction between Europeans and Maori in Kororareka / Russell north of  Auckland.  Maori had dealings with sealers, missionaries and British officials. Also an account of early travels abroad by Maori.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1990. Softback. 139 pages. SECONDHAND


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JAMES FRANCIS FULLOON, A MAN OF TWO CULTURES
W T Parham
6102509
$55.00

The mixed race Fulloon, whose Maori name was Hemi Te Mautaranui, was an interpreter and sometime personal assistant to Donald McLean, the native secretary and chief land purchase commissioner. He spent his short life acting on behalf of the Government in negotiating with Maori. First edition limited to 400 copies.

Whakatane and District Historical Society Inc., Whakatane, 1985. Softback. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORT IN THE NORTH A Short History of Russell
Marie M. King
310210801
$60.00

The illustrated centennial history of the township of Russell in the Bay of Islands and a guide to places of interest in the town and district, the cradle of New Zealand, rich in history. THIS COPY SIGNED by author to title page.

Russell Centennial Historical Committee, 1949. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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LION OF SCOTLAND
Neil Robinson
210250222
$35.00

The story of McLeod and other Scottish highlanders who during more than fifty years of pioneering and arduous travel to Canada and Australia finally brought their community to Northland.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 155 pages. SECONDHAND


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GAELIC BIBLE 1857 Waipu connection
Property of John McLean of Millbrook Waipu
51022112
$125.00

Leabhraichean an T-seann Tiomnaidh Agus an Tiomnaidh Nuaidh, Gaelic Albannaich. Old Testament plus New Testament, in Scots Gaelic only. A fair copy with perished joints, split backstrip, boards holding on the tapes, sewn collations loosened.  Foxed page edges. Edges of boards rubbed and worn. Pencil inscription at front and rear "Mr John McLean Millbrook Waipu".

British and Foreign Bible Society, London, 1857. Hardback. 852 + 279 pages. SECONDHAND


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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (Norman McLeod)
Neil Robertson
ISBN9781869502652
$37.50

The Northland region St Ann's/Waipu story, a timeless and universal story of pioneering and of the enigmatic leadership of Norman McLeod.

Harper Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1997. Softback. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF WHANGAREI
Diana Vallance
510201312
$47.50

A popular history of early Whangarei, with some photographs. Circa 1960.

Observer Printing Works, Auckland, undated. Hardback with dust jacket. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALBERTLAND
J.L. Borrows
210250511
$65.00

The last organised British settlement in New Zealand. An account of brave endeavour, disappointment, and achiievement in north Auckland on the Kaipara harbour.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOHN HOBBS 1800-1883
T.M.I. Williment
ISBN0477012647
$47.50

Drawing on Hobbs' journals this recounts his achievements in early New Zealand amoung the Ngapuhi at the Wesleyan mission at Whangaroa and later in Tonga. 

Government Printer, Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAND OF THE THREE RIVERS A Centennial History of Piako County
C.W. Vennell and D. More
ISBN0868640018
$60.00

Traces the history of the district from the earliest times and tells of the great estates and of people who coverted swamps into rich agricultural land. Piako County Council, Auckland Province 1876-1976. 

Wilson & Horton Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 366 pages. SECONDHAND


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GREAT BARRIER Isle of Enchantment
A.H. Reed
810220311
$37.50

A.H. Reed's account of his time spent on the island during his famous 70th birthday trek around the North Island in early 1946. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1946. Hardback with dust jacket. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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ISLAND ON THE SKYLINE Great Barrier Island
Molly Elliott
ISBN058900428x
$45.00

A history of Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf from Maori settlement to gumdigging, whaling and timber milling days to the the tourist industry which developed in the 1970s. A good family and social history. 

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 234 Pages. SECONDHAND


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MEDLANDS BEACH MEMORIES
Samuel A. Medland
91028001
$30.00

A brief history of the Medland and Stringer families, and the author's memories from 1929-1948.

Sam Medland, 2014. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNTAMED COAST
Bob Harvey
ISBN9780908988112
$32.50

The people and places of Auckland's Waitakere Ranges and West Coast Beaches, past and present. Very well illustrated and with maps, this gives a good insight into the communities along the coast, both Maori and European. First published in 1998. THIS COPY has a gift inscription to the first page.

Exisle Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1999. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM TAMAKI-MAKAU-RAU TO AUCKLAND
R.C.J. Stone
ISBN9781869402594
$47.50

A history of the region from the beginnings of settlement 800 years ago to 1840. A well written and illustrated local history.

Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 342 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LANDSCAPE OF MY HEART The Bethells and their neighbours
Mary D Woodward
ISBN9780476000582
$42.50

The Bethell family has been resident at Te Henga since the early 1860s, and were the prominent family in the area named after them. This is a history of the area of Bethells, Anawhata, O'Neill Bay, Te Henga and Wainamu.

South Pacific Books, Auckland, 2004. Softback. 183 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND, Volume 2, Auckland
Cyclopedia Company
410230121
$375.00

The illustrated record of professions and trades in the towns and villages of the three North Island Provincial District of Auckland. One of a series of six volumes covering the whole country. Leather spine has slight scuffs, otherwise very good condition.

Cyclopedia Company of Ltd., Horace J. Weeks, Christchurch, 1906. Hardback, half leather binding, cloth boards. 767 pages. SECONDHAND

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IN CRUCE SALUS
E R Simmons
510201721
$32.50

A history of the Catholic  Diocese of Auckland 1848-1980. Very informative indices at rear.

Catholic Publications Centre, 1982, Auckland. Hardback with dust jacket. 295 pages. SECONDHAND


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AUCKLAND THE CITY OF THE SEAS
A.W. Reed
210270613
$55.00

A history of the growth of Auckland city from 1840 onwards with a comprehensive account of the suburban development, one by one, and a forecast of what the future held for the city. Many Illustrations. Wear to dust jacket.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND


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DECENTLY AND IN ORDER AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL
G.W. Bush
2011062201
$35.00

The Centennial History of the Auckland City Council 1840 to 1971 describes  the council's role in shaping the city. A comprehensive and lively account of the founding of the country's major city. Published in 1971.

Collins. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 637 Pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HUNDRED OF DEVONPORT, A CENTENNIAL HISTORY
Editred by S Musgrove
ISBN0908704062
$42.50

Eleven contributions on the history of Devonport. Includes industry and commerce, schools and churches, art, sport, architecture etc. With photographs and maps etc.

Devonport Borough Council, Auckland, 1986. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOWN MILK
Alec Brown
ISBN0473017296
$95.00

A History of Auckland's Town Milk Supply, from the early days. Includes chapters on various milk supply companies, vendors and dairy co-operatives. Information on regulations, the School Milk Scheme, and pasteurisation etc. THIS COPY has a signed presentation by the author on the half title.

New Zealand Milk Corporation Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 310 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THOSE DAYS, An Oral History of Glen Eden
Edited by Pauline Vela
ISBN0473008629
$32.50

Collection of reminiscences of early Glen Eden. Various subjects including personalities, businesses and the Influenza epidemic. Photographs.

Glen Eden Borough Council, Glen Eden, 1989. Softback. 95 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM HONGI HIKA TO HONE HEKE
Ormond Wilson
ISBN0868680656
$85.00

Surveys the influence upon Maori of Missionaries, escaped seamen, and convicts from Australia. The reactions of Hongi Hika, Te Rauparaha and Hone Heke and maori at the time of the Treaty of Waitangi.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 330 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROBERT GRAHAM AN AUCKLAND PIONEER 1820-1885
George Cruickshank
310240301
$45.00

The interesting and varied life of Robert Graham a typical self made colonist who was elected to Parliment in 1856 and was Provincial Superintendent 1862-64.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1940. Hardback, no dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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AS OLD AS AUCKLAND
Lawrence Nathan
ISBN0908636903
$47.50

An illustrated history of L.D. Nathan & Co Ltd., and of the David Nathan family 1840-1980, early Auckland setter.

Benton Ross Publishers Ltd., Takapuna, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 140 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HEART OF COLONIAL AUCKLAND 1865-1910
Terance Hodgson
ISBN9781869411572
$37.50

A lively account of what is now central Auckland, but which for many years was Auckland, the core of its commerce, banking and insurance, warehousing and manufacturing and the best of its architecture.

Random Century NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Softback. 127 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE SHADOW OF MAUNGAKIEKIE
J.M. Dickey
1220081701
$32.50

A history of One Tree Hill and its environs from pre-Maori times to 1989. Commissioned by the One Tree Hill Borough Coucil to commemorate its jubilee.

One Tree Hill Borough Council, Auckland, 1989. Softback. 205 pages. SECONDHAND


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A TIGER BY THE TAIL A History of Auckland Zoo, 1922-1992
Derek Wood
ISBN0908834063
$32.50

A former director of the zoo has compiled a facinating account of its history  from its chance beginnings in 1922. Since then the zoo has been one of the most popular attractions in Auckland.

Auckland City Council, 1992. Softback. 171 pages. SECONDHAND


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GREEN LANE SAGA Green Lane Hospital, Auckland 1889-1982
Edward H Roche and Anthony H G Roche
ISBN0908596189
$37.50

From beginnings as the Costley Home for the aged poor, Greenlane has developed into a general hospital with a specialised cardiothoracic department. History of the hospital and notable staff.

Ray Richards Publisher and Green Lane Hospital Staff, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 229 pages. SECONDHAND


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100 YEARS AUCKLAND RUGBY
Auckland Rugby Football Union Inc.
710201711
$30.00

The Official History of the Auckland Rugby Football Union Inc. With some account of early rugby before the club was founded.

Auckland Rugby Football Union Incorporated, 1983. Softback. 318 pages. SECONDHAND


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JAMES MICHAEL LISTON, A LIFE
Nicholas Reid
ISBN9780864735362
$30.00

Biography of the Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1929-1970, a proponent of Irish Independence who was tried for sedition in 1922 after a pro-Irish speech was misreported in the press.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2006. Softback. 412 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUILT FOR JUSTICE, VISITS TO OLD NORTH ISLAND COURTHOUSES
Terry Carson
ISBN9780473230821
$47.50

Nearly 100 courthouses in the North photographed and described with their history. Many are now being used as Community Centres or for other purposes.

Alibi Press, Auckland, 2013. Hardback with no dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NORTHERN CLUB 1869-1994
John Stacpoole
ISBN0473027267
$35.00

The history of Auckland's premier residential gentleman's club. Founded and membered by prominent Auckland military, merchant, and business men.

The Northern Club, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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O FLOREAT SEMPER THE HISTORY OF KING'S COLLEGE 1896-1995
Bruce Hamilton
ISBN0473033631
$65.00

An impressive work recording the history of the school. Register at rear of former staff and students, with war and academic records and obituary where applicable. Centennial Register edition. This is a very heavy book and will require extra postage if shipped outside New Zealand.

The Board of Governors, King's College, Auckland, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 693 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM SURVIVAL TO REVIVAL
Graham Bush
ISBN9781869341206
$65.00

Aucklands Public Transport since 1860. Covers all aspects of metropolitan transport by road, rail and sea, and includes the politics behind policy decisions.

Grantham House, Wellington, 2014. Softback.364 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WAIHEKE FERRIES OF AUCKLAND
David Balderstone
ISBN047700010x
$35.00

An excellent and well illustrated account of the ferry services between Auckland and Waiheke Island.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 94 pages. SECONDHAND


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OF TOFFS AND TOILERS (WAITEMATA)
Goeffrey Charles Buckley
ISBN0908636709
$35.00

Of Toffs and Toilers, From Cornwall to New Zealand Fragments of the Past tells the story of Cornish migrants who settled in the Waitemata. Signed by the author.

Ross. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 209 Pages. SECONDHAND


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UNTOLD STORIES OF ONEHUNGA
Compiled by Norine Borchard
ISBN0473022249
$32.50

A pictorial history of Onehunga including genealogical and commercial material.

N. Borchard, Papakura, 1993. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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PUKETUTU AND ITS PEOPLE
Paul Goldsmith and Michael Bassett
ISBN9781877378256
$32.50

History of the largest island in the Manukau Harbour, from earliest Maori times to the present. Sold by Maori in 1845 it has been owned by a few notables; John Logan Campbell, the Massey and Bull families, and James Kelliher.

David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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SONG OF TWO WATERS An Early History of Waiatarua
Jeanne Wade
410230521
$42.50

An interesting illustrated history of the early founding and development of the north Auckland district of Waiatarua. THIS COPY signed by the author.

Privately Published, Auckland, 1975. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROCK AND THE SKY, The Story of Rodney County
H. Mabbett
ISBn0868640182
$47.50
A history of the Pakeha settlement of the Rodney County. Includes many historic photographs. The Social, Economic and Political aspects are all covered.

Wilson and Horton, Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 490 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOUNT EDEN'S FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
E.C. Franklin
1220082202
$37.50

Mount Eden's First Hundred Years Borough Jubilee 1906 to 1956. A social history of the borough from its establishment to 1956. Includes everything from establisment of industries to infrastructure. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Covers stained, text crisp. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1956. Card covers, illustrated, 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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JAMES DILWORTH
RCJ Stone
ISBN0473029901
$45.00

An early land owner and investor in Auckland businesses, Dilworth, an Ulsterman, left funds for the establishment of Dilworth School to help boys from low income families. He arrived in Auckland in 1841.

Dilworth Trust Board, Auckland, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 269 pages. SECONDHAND


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OUR FIRST HUNDRED YEARS An Historical Record of Papatoetoe
Ivy Smytheman and Albert Tonson
410210602
$85.00

The illustrated centennial history of the Auckland district of Papatoetoe on the Tamaki isthmus. Folding map to rear. Scarce.

Papatoetoe Borough Council, Auckland, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONCE THE WILDERNESS
John T. Diamond
410211802
$32.50

A pictorial history of the Waitakere Ranges and Auckland's western suburbs from Avondale to Waitakere. First published in 1953 this is the third edition.

The Loadstar Press, Auckland, 1977. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BOOK OF HOWICK 1847-1947
G Hinton Knowles
51024023
$37.50

A souvenir to commemorate the celebration of the one-hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Howick district by the White pioneers from Britain in November 1847. A nicely printed item with historic photographs on plates. History of the district from the Fencibles to paved roads and motor-cars.

The Griffin Press for the Howick Centennial Association, Auckland, 1947. Softback. 57 pages. SECONDHAND 


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EDEN PARK, A HISTORY
John McCrystal and Lindsay Knight
ISBN9780986457135
$45.00

A history of Eden Park from its beginnings as a swamp, development of the ground and stadium, and the sporting events and controversies it hosted. Chapter on Springbok Tour protests at the site.  THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from "Graham Walker, Eden Park Historian" to the title page.

Phantom House, Wellington, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 231 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAKAPUNA JUBILEE 1913-1973
W. Norman Hutchinson
410290801
$65.00

The illustrated jubilee history of Takapuna, its beginnings, its development, its aspirations and its natural history.

Takapuna City Council, Auckland, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS, TAKAPUNA GRAMMAR SCHOOL 1927-1977
W D Minogue, M O Hutton, R A Armstrong and I P Titchener
610250211
$32.50

History of the school with exhaustive school lists of staff, pupils, faculties, sporting teams etc.

Takapuna Grammar School Jubilee Committee, Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 290 pages. SECONDHAND


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HENDERSON'S MILL A History of Henderson
Anthony G. Flude
510210411
$55.00

An illustrated history of the settlement from 1849, including early land purchases, timber milling, the railway, early Te Atatu and Don Buck's camp.

Henderson Borough Council, Henderson, 1977. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIRE ON THE CLAY. The Pakeha Comes To West Auckland
Dick Scott
110221301
$95.00

A lively history of the people who made the district of west Auckland and the Waitakere ranges what it is today. Includes the story of the brickfields and local clay industries.

Southern Cross Books, Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOUTH AUCKLAND Early settlement and colonisation
Henry Wily
1220083101
$120.00

South Auckland "Some Sketches of its Early Settlement and Development, with a Glance at the Conditions under which it was Colonised". A Centennial Publication for the Manukau, Franklin, Raglan and Waipa County Councils.

Franklin Printing, Auckland, 1939. Hardback, illustrated, 261 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PENROSE FARM STORY
G.G.M. Mitchell
ISBN1877151653
$40.00

History of the farm near Mt. Smart in the Auckland district, first taken up by the Williams family and now sub divided. First published in 1959, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 163 pages, with index. NEW


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AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE, Auckland A. and P. Association Inc. 1843-2010
Hugh Stringleman
ISBN9781877514173
$75.00

Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association Inc., a history of the association as well as of the tenure at the ASB showgrounds in Epsom. Well illustrated with photographs old and modern.

Oratia Media Ltd., Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND


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GLEANINGS FROM EARLY NEW ZEALAND HISTORY
J P Kalaugher
510250035
$42.50

Fascinating snippets of information in chronological order, pertaining to the development of the country, particularly of Auckland and including the story of the Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association, 1843-1950. Illustrated with some photographs.

Unity Press ltd., Auckland, (1950). Softback. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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A GREAT RUN THE PAKURANGA HOUNDS
P. Eisdell Moore and D. Bingley
1220081502
$47.50

One hundred years with the Pakuranga Hounds 1872-1972. A history in 2 parts, part 1 by Eisdell describes the story of the run while part 2 by Captain Bingley is entitled Facts, Figures and Fancies. A fascinating history of riding to hounds of interest to all in the sport. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Previous owner's name on front endpaper.

Tonson Publishing. Auckland, 1972. Hardback with dustjacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND


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AUCKLAND JOURNALS OF VICESIMUS LUSH
Alison Drummond, editor
2011062403
$85.00

Vicesimus arrived in New Zealand in 1850 and became the first vicar of Howick. Nothing major or minor escaped his eagle eye and his journals provide a inique insight into colonial, pioneer life. Illustrations.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with worn dustjacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY DAYS IN FRANKLIN
Nona Morris
ISBN9781877151335
$50.00

The illustrated centennial history published by Franklin county and Pukekohe, Tuakau and Waiuku borough councils. First published in 1965 this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 207 pages. NEW


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FROM GOLD TO GREEN Paeroa and District
M.J. Cotter
410211523
$50.00

The well illustrated centennial of the south of Auckland borough of Paeroa and its district, 1875-1975.

Paeroa District Council, 1975. Softback. 68 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLD-MINES OF THE HAURAKI DISTRICT
J.F. Downey
ISBN9781877151750
$70.00

A comprehensive and well written description and history of the gold mines of the Hauraki District, Auckland Province, New Zealand, illustrated with maps, sections and diagrams. First published in 1935, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 305 pages. NEW


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THE THAMES JOURNALS OF VICESIMUS LUSH, 1868-82
Vicesimus Lush
510220502
$85.00
$70.00

The first vicar of Thames observes the the early gold rush period in the settlements of Shortland and Grahamstown. A continuation of the Auckland journals of Lush.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 278 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE AMAZING THAMES
John Grainger
2011071414
$75.00

Describes Messrs Hunt, Cobley, White and Clarkson, original holders of the Shotover Claim, the goldmining rush, Grahamstown, theatres, schools, newspapers, hotels, barmaids and doctors. 

A.H and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 138 pages. SECONDHAND


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THAMES GOLDFIELDS DIAMOND JUBILEE 1867-1927
Fred Weston
ISBN9781877346552
$60.00

A history of the Thames goldfields from pre-proclamation times to 1927, gathered from authentic documents and living witnesses by the author. Contains local buisness advertising. First published 1927, this is a facsimle reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 293 pages, with index. NEW


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THAMES GOLDFIELD'S MINERS GUIDE
Edward Clarke
ISBN9781877346231
$50.00

A directory and guide to the mines, miners and town of Thames, with advertisments and folding map to rear. A very interesting publication. First published in 1868, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 146 pages, with new index and folding map. NEW


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TE AROHA AND THE FORTUNATE VALLEY
Te Aroha District Jubilee Board
910250821
$75.00

Pioneering in the Thames Valley 1867-1930. Articles on all aspects of the community as it grew from  the early settlement. Many photographs.

Te Aroha News Printing and Publishing Company Ltd., Te Aroha, 1930. Softback. 351 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CENTENARY OF THE KAUAERANGA HALL 2002
Allan Berry and Chris Jones
71028093
$30.00

A history of the community and families associated with the Kauaeranga Hall, published as a centennial celebration.

Allan Berry, Paeroa, 2002. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOURNEY IN THE NORTHERN ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
William Richard Wade
2011071409
$30.00

A Journey in the Northern Island of New Zealand Interspersed with various Information Realtive to the Country and People. Contains an appendix of indigenous plants. A Capper Press Reprint of a text first published in 1842.

Capper Press. Hardback with worn dustjacket. 206 Pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIHI BOROUGH COUNCIL Diamond Jubilee 1902-1962
N.S. Climie
210201911
$45.00

A micellany of local history published for the Jubilee of 1962. Deals with mining history, local government and other institutions, the roll of honour, local sport etc. Illustrations. Much local genealogy and local family history is included.

Hauraki Plains Gazette, Paeroa, 1962. Softback. 168 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC GOLD TRAILS OF THE COROMANDEL
Tony Nolan
ISBN0589010352
$32.50

Describes Thames and other Coromandel settlements during the goldmining bonanza, the hardships faced by the pioneers, methods of mining gold, minerals and gemstones.

A.H. and A.W. Reed. Softcovers. Illustrated. 108 Pages. SECONDHAND


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THIS IS TE AROHA 1880-1980
C. Kingsley-Smith
310280401
$65.00

The well illustrated centennial history of the founding of Te Aroha and the settling of the adjoining districts and their convertion into productive farmland.

Te Aroha Borough Council, Paeroa, 1980. Hardback, no dust jacket. 126 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF TAURANGA COUNTY
Evelyn Stokes
ISBN0908564511
$65.00

The centennial history of Tauranga County detailing the story of a colonial fronteer gradually changed into a settled community of farms, forestry, towns and local institutions. Illustrated.

Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 489 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAURANGA 1882-1982
A.C. Bellamy
ISBN047300111X
$47.50

The centennial history of the Borough of Tauranga. Extensively illustrated, it includes a list of pioneer settlers, a chronology and a substatial index.

Tauranga City Council, 1982. Softback. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF TAURANGA
W.H. Gifford and H. Bradney Williams
910250811
$75.00

A valuable record of the early history of Tauranga and the achievements of the pioneer settlements. Interesting photographs and folding map to rear. Compiled with the assistance of the Maxwell sisters of 'The Elms'.  Very fine condition. Folding map at rear. Facsimile of the 1940 edition.

Capper Press, Christchurch 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 351 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE TURANGA JOURNALS 1840-1850
Frances Porter, editor
SBN507703720
$95.00

Letters and journals of William and Jane Williams, missionaries to Poverty Bay. Journals of these Church Missionary Society members among the Maori in the early colonial period on the east coast.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 659 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITH MY PACK ON MY BACK
Charles Norman Nicholls
610201411
$42.50

'Streak' Nicholls' account of tramping in the North Island bush during the years 1917-1927. Self produced with homely printing but excellent information on early days in the bush and interaction with the rural Maori. Includes account of Rua Kenana. Palliser Bay, Rotorua Lakes, Coromandel Ranges, Maungapohatu and Lake Waikaremoana. THIS COPY is signed by the author.

C. Norman Nicholls, 1985. Softback. 162 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF THE WHAKATANE HARBOUR
Max Avery
310290301
$45.00

An illustrated history of the harbour and the Harbour Board with much detail about the Northern Steamship Company. Local history at its best. First published in 1988.

Whakatane District Council, 1995. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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KARANGAHAKE THE YEARS OF THE GOLD 1875-1935
N S Climie and G Staples
ISSN01104004
$40.00

Historical Society Monograph Number 8. The history of the town and gold rush in Karangahake (Mackaytown). Photo typeset. Limited to 700 copies

Whakatane and District Historical Society Inc., Whakatane, 1983. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERING THE PUMICE
E.E. Vale
ISBN1877346136
$70.00

A history of "Broadlands" and the beginnings of things in the Pumice Area in the Rotorua-Taupo area of the North Island Bay of Plenty. First published in 1939, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 313 pages. NEW


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THE STORY OF TE PUKE
Selwyn G. Taylor
310221722
$95.00

The first published history of the town and district, from the founding by George Stewart, to about 1945. Numerous photographs and two folding maps.

The Te Puke Times Ltd., Te Puke, 1969. Softback. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC POVERTY BAY AND THE EAST COAST, N.I., N.Z
J.A. Mackay
210270411
$95.00

The centennial memorial history of Poverty Bay East Coast region 1840-1940. A very scholarly and highly regarded New Zealand local history. Illustrations. First published in 1949, this is the third impression.

J.G. Mackay, Gisborne, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 471 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIKATO JOURNALS OF VICESIMUS LUSH
Alison Drummond, editor
2011062404
$85.00

Vicesimus Lush was appointed to the parish of Inner Waikato in 1865. His journals describe his life among gum diggers, flax growers, tree fellers and the goldminers of Thames. 

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1982. Hardback with worn dustjacket. Illustrated. 210 Pages. SECONDHAND


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ORONGOMAI, THE BIRTH OF A MARAE
Patricia Rainey
610250623
$30.00

Booklet celebrating the establishment of the Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. Signed by author and the Patron, Officers, Committee Members etc.

Upper Valley Marae Community Centre Committee, Upper Hutt, 1976. Softback. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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SETTLERS IN DEPRESSION 1875-1894
H.C.M. Norris
210201401
$45.00

The story of the early years of the Waikato military settlement of Hamilton and its development as a borough. An interesting pioneering history. Illustrated.

Pauls Book Arcade, Hamilton, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND


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ASTRIDE THE RIVER A History of Hamilton
P.J. Gibbons
2011071415
$47.50

An illustrated history of Hamilton from the time it was a military village in the 1860s through periods of growth and recession, war and prosperity to 1977.  This copy signed by the Mayor of the day.

Hamilton City Council and Whitcombe and Tombs. Hardback with dustjacket. 381 Pages. SECONDHAND


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ROTOWARO
David Cook
ISBN0908750005
$30.00

Photographs and text illustrating the last days of this Waikato coal-mining town as it ceased production. Photo essay on the social life of the community. A catalogue for the exhibition of Cook's photographs.

Waikato Museum of Art and History, 1985. Softback. 40 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON RECORD Being the Reminiscences of Isaac Coates 1840-1932
Isaac Coates
810250322
$47.50
An interesting and vivid account of pioneering days in the Waikato where poverty economic depression and poor communication lasted well into the 1890s. Coates was one of the first mayors of Hamilton. Illustrated.

Paul's Book Arcade, Hamilton, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 163 pages. SECONDHAND

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WAIAPU THE STORY OF A DIOCESE
Watson Rosevear
71025091
$47.50

Gives the settlement and evangelical history of the district followed by a record of the Anglican churches, Maori and Pakeha parishes and ministers.

Paul's Books Arcade, Hamilton, 1960. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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CATHEDRAL BELLS (ST PETER'S CATHEDRAL, HAMILTON)
anon.
6102708
$30.00

A souvenir of the blessing and installation of six bells to complete a peal of eight bells in St Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton. Shows how the bells were manufactured. Also how they will be rung.

Waikato Times, 1950. Softback. 16 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOVES HAWKS AND PIGEON POST
Vaughan Morgan
ISBN0908571216
$30.00

Tales and Verse of a Waitomo Sheepfarmer. Vaughan was born in 1907 and he recollects interesting times from his farming life and intersperses these with his poems. 

Outrigger Publishers Ltd., Hamilton, 1977. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEXT STOP... CLAUDELANDS
Betty Laloli Smith
ISBN1877332038
$37.50

A street by street history of Claudelands and Ruakura, Hamilton. Notable businesses, schools, churches etc.

Betty Laloli Smith, Hamilton, 2002. Softback. 87 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAMBRIDGE An Illustrated History 1886-1986
Sally K Parker
ISBN0473003341
$42.50

A history for the Centenary of Local Government in Cambridge. Illustrations support chapters on various aspects of the community over the years. THIS COPY has a heavily sun faded dust jacket.

Cambridge Borough Council, Cambridge, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNDER ONE ROOF
John Armstrong
ISBN9780473158637
$55.00

A history of Waikato Hospital, the background, development, and specialisation of the medical services.

Half Court Press Ltd., Hamilton, 2009. Softback. 521 pages. SECONDHAND


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BOW WAVES ON THE WAIKATO
Graham Vercoe
ISBN9780790005782
$30.00

Shipping on the Waikato River, transporting people and goods, and gunboats used in warfare against Maori. Illustrated.

Reed Books, Auckland, 1997. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE AWAMUTU VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE OUR FIRST 75 YEARS
Compiled by Jack Dalton and Bruce Paterson
61026018
$42.50

A written and pictorial account of the Volunteer fire brigade, 1913-1988. Many photographs of the members and engines, and notable call outs.

Te Awamutu Volunteer Fire Brigade, (1988). Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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A STOCKMAN'S GIFT
Rosalind McClean
ISBN9780473121266
$42.50

Daniel Vickery Bryant and the Bryant Charitable Trusts, set up by a Waikato farmer and live-stock dealer, when he was 39 dedicated to philanthropy. A trust which is still supporting the community.

DV Bryant Trust, Hamilton, 2007. Hardback with no dust jacket. 351 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOKOROA, CREATING A COMMUNITY
D L Chapple
ISBN0582717442
$55.00

A sociological study of the Tokoroa community. Historical background, demographics, sport, industry. THIS COPY has some chipping to the jacket.

Longman Paul Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VIEW FROM PIRONGIA The History of Waipa County
L.H. Barber
ISBN0908596014
$47.50

The centennial social history of the region and its administration, the people of the county and the events and developments that shaped their lives. Illustrated. Signed by the author.

Richards Publishing, Te Awamutu, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAITANGURU THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION
Stan Frederikson, compiler.
ISBN0908724225
$75.00

A collection of memories depicting the settlement and development of the Waitanguru, Mangaotaki, Ngapaenga and Mairoa districts in the King Country. Many historic photos of people and places. This copy has some edge wear to the dust jacket.

Waitanguru Jubilee Committee, Taumarunui, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE RESTLESS LAND
Department of Conservation
ISBN9780478081008
$30.00

The human and natural history of Tongariro National Park. How Ngati Tuwharetoa gifted the park to the Crown, and DOC's custodianship.

Department of Conservation, Wellington, 1998. Softback. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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A WEIRD REGION
Thomas W Leys
6102507
$75.00

New Zealand Lakes, Terraces, Geysers and Volcanoes with an account of the eruption of Tarawera. With folding colour frontispiece of the White Terrace at Rotomahana, and photos throughout the text. THIS COPY has mild humidity related rippling at rear pages.

Brett Printing and Publishing, Auckland, 1921. Softback.  56 pages + maps and advertisements. SECONDHAND


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THE FOUNDING YEARS IN ROTORUA TO 1900
D.M. Stafford
ISBN0908596251
$75.00

The Founding Years In Rotorua A History of Events to 1900. A very comprehensive and readable centennial history of interest to social and family historians alike.

Ray Richards and Rotorua District Council. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 448 Pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW CENTURY IN ROTORUA
D.M. Stafford
ISBN0908596278
$75.00

The New Cenury in Rotorua A History of Events from 1900. Describes how the city's population doubled as the city expanded during the 20th century. A companion volume to the author's earlier book The Founding Years of Rotorua.

Ray Richards and Rotorua District Council. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 428 Pages. SECONDHAND


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ROTORUA 1880-1980
Various authors
410210601
$55.00

An illustrated centennial history of Rotorua comprising 23 essays on various topics by members of the local historical society.

Rotorua and District Historical Society Inc., 1980. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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TALES OF EARLY TAUPO
H.M. Fletcher
ISBN9781877346255
$50.00

An illustrated history starting with some Maori legends and history and leading up to the arrival of the Armed Constabulary, early settlers and the subsequent birth of the town.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 143 pages. NEW


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HAWKE'S BAY FORESTS OF YESTERDAY
Patrick J Grant
ISBN0473040794
$95.00

This provocative book explores the view that people alone have not been responsible for the destruction of Hawke's Bay forest. It works systematically through the history of the last 800 years exploring the idea. Folding maps to pocket at rear.

CHB Print, Waipukurau, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 273 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIROA COUNTY COUNCIL The First Hundred Years
R.C. Wilson
810290803
$95.00

Relates the development of the Wairoa county in great detail, including early days and the experience of the 1931 earthquake. Illustrations. Edition limited to 2000 copies of which this is no. 374.

Wairoa County Council, Hawke's Bay, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 621 pages. SECONDHAND


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YESTERDAY (INANAHI)
D A Bathgate
510211021
$30.00

Historical asides from the Urewera and nearby. From Maori traditional life and Land Wars conflict, to modern tramping and bush life including birds.

Hart Printing House Ltd., Hastings, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JUBILEE OF NAPIER 26th NOVEMBER 1924
Various authors for the Napier Borough Council
610220312
$125.00

A record of Napier at the time, with accounts of Council assets and debts, amenities, history of settlement, local bodies and sporting associations etc. Two folding plates. THIS COPY has been taped to the spine, some been removed, some remains, and the front cover is detached except where tape holds it on. Otherwise a tidy copy.

Jubilee Celebration Committee, Napier, 1924. Softback. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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STORY OF NAPIER 1874-1974
Dr M.D.N. Campbell
310201211
$47.50

The detailed and illustrated centennial history of the Hawkes Bay city and district of Napier, commissioned by the city council.

Martin Printing Co., Napier, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF THE NAPIER POLICE DISTRICT 1886-1986
Colin H MacDonald
91025091
$42.50

Covers the Napier, Hastings and Hawkes Bay Police Stations, as well as notable crimes and events incuding the 1931 earthquake. Gives lists of officers etc. Limited to 1000 numbered copies.

Napier and Hastings Police Clubs, 1986. Softback. 127 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORT AND PEOPLE A Century of the Port of Napier
H.K. Stevenson
2011062701
$75.00

The Story of the Port of Napier 1875 to 1975 by H.K. Stevenson for the Hawke's Bay Harbour Board in its centennial year. A historical survey which begins with Captain James Cook, describes the establishment of the harbour and port in the 1860s, the Napier earthquake, Second World War through to port developments in the 1970s. Number 1090 of a limited edition of 2,500 copies.

Hawke's Bay Harbour Board. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated, maps. 352 Pages. SECONDHAND


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FRUIT OF THE VINE St Mary's Parish
Doreen Keogh
ISBN0476005345
$45.00

The story of St Mary's Parish, covering Napier, Pakowhai, Meeanee and Taradale, 1850-2003. Includes accounts of the earthquake and many photos.

CHB Print. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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TARADALE THE STORY OF A VILLAGE 1844-2000
Janet Gordon and Shirley Spence
ISBN0473070642
$45.00

From beginnings as a small town Taradale has grown into a suburb of Napier. This gives a full history of this development and the families that contributed.

Janet Gordon and Shirley Spence, Taradale, 2000. Softback. 230 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SHOCK OF '31 The Hawke's Bay Earthquake
Geoff Conly
ISBN0589012916
$60.00

Written for the 50th anniversary of the earthquake the author tells the story in a detailed and highly readable way, researched from almost 200 interviews with survivors. Well illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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HAWKE'S BAY ON SHOW
Ewan McGregor
ISBN9780473238902
$45.00

150 years of the Hawke's Bay A&P Society, 1863-2013. Founding, membership, events and milestones. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Hawke's Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Society, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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OUR VILLAGE OUR STORY HAVELOCK NORTH 1860-1962
I.E. Nolan
210270413
$45.00

A local history and the story of a century of growth in Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. Illustrated.

Dannevirke Publishing Co., Ltd., 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 122 pages. SECONDHAND


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THREE SCHOOLS
L S Rickard
810230411
$37.50

A centennial history of Heretaunga and Hurworth Schools, and of Hereworth, the name taken when these two merged together in 1927. Details of the headmasters William Rainbow, W E Atkinson and H E Sturge.

Hereworth School Turst Board, Havelock North, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND


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CLIFTON, A CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF CLIFTON COUNTY
Shona Wright
ISBN0473006170
$45.00

Clifton County with reference to each Riding. From Maori and Land Wars period upto the amalgamation in 1989. Gives some character portraits of notables. Illustrated with photographs.

Clifton County Council, Waitara, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 213 pages. SECONDHAND

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OLD TARANAKI AND ITS MOUNTAIN
Campbell McAllister
ISBN2011071405
$65.00

Thirty years after the first settlement of Stratford in 1878, the author as a boy was fascinated by the recollections of early settlers. He relates them here along with his own memories of climbing Mt Egmont. Illustrated with photographs of pioneer life from his father's collection which is now in the Turnbull Library.

Millwood Press, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dustjacket. 93 pages. SECONDHAND


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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF TARANAKI
Gail and Ron Lambert
ISBN0864690029
$85.00

A substantial and very well illustrated history of the Province and people of Taranaki, from the earliest days, through the land wars and post war developments, to the modern farming and industry of the present.

The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 167 pages. SECONDHAND


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LETTERS FROM NEW PLYMOUTH 1843
anon.
710220713
$37.50

Letters from Settlers & Labouring Emigrants in the New Zealand Company's Settlements of Wellington, Nelson, & New Plymouth: From February, 1842, to January, 1843. Facsimile of the original edition, with additional index and introduction.

H D Mullon, New Plymouth, 1968. Hardback with no dust jacket. 89 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM PLYMOUTH TO NEW PLYMOUTH
R.G. Wood
210250412
$65.00

The early history of New Plymouth from it's founding in 1841 through the eary difficulties and growth and the disappointment over land acquisition that eventually led to war. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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DIARY OF ZACCHEUS WILLIAM WELLS 1861-1864 Mangorei and New Plymouth
trancsribed by Herbert D Mullon
5102606
$47.50

Typescript of the original diary, with short daily entries of the perilous colonial days in New Plymouth. Mentions of picket patrol, Maori attacks, shipwrecks, an earthquake etc. Much day to day asides such as provisions purchased and work done. Second edition.

Herbert D Mullon, New Plymouth, 1971. Softback. 103 pages plus 8 pages of plates. SECONDHAND 


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THESE HUNDRED ACRES
Herbert D Mullon
710220712
$32.50

The Story of Whiteley Township, City of New Plymouth. A short local history, from the Maori time onwards. THIS COPY is signed by the author.

H D Mullon, New Plymouth, 1969. Hardbck with no dust jacket. 31 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY OF ELTHAM
H J Andrews
610240221
$32.50

A history of the Eltham Borough, notable for the diary industry.

The Eltham Borough Council, Eltham, 1959. Softback. 97 pages. SECONDHAND


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EGMONT THE STORY OF A MOUNTAIN
A B Scanlan
510280514
$30.00

The natural, cultural and social history of Mt Taranaki / Egmont. Maori lore, National Park, mountaineering, skiing etc.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE INTERPRETER The Biography of Richard 'Dicky' Barrett
Angela Caughey
ISBN9781869533465
$45.00

Barrett arrived in New Zealand in 1828 and was able to exploit his acceptance int Maori society to establish profitable trading ventures. His bilingual capability was later utilised by William Wakefield in land buying and colonisation schemes.

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 296 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CLEARING. A HISTORY OF OPUNAKI
Kate Mickelson
ISBN9781877151422
$70.00

A comprehensive and illustrated history of the Forest Rangers redout at Opunake and the post land war European settlement and development of the town and district. Includes much of local genealogical interest. First published in 1989, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 148 pages. NEW


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INDUSTRIOUS HEART A HISTORY OF NEW PLYMOUTH
J.S. Tullett
20110701404
$30.00

The Industrious Heart A History of New Plymouth celebrates the establishment of the town, notable early settlers, how it recovered from the disastrous effects of the Land Wars to its emergence as a prosperous city by 1977.  

New Plymouth City Council. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 350 Pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THY TOIL REJOICE The Story of J.J. Patterson, Taranaki Pioneer
Arnold Pickmere
ISBN0473009455
$40.00

Following tragedy in the Land Wars of the 1860s this is the story of pioneering and a man of remarkable vigour and enterprise whose name became a byword in New Zealand farming. Illustrated. First published in 1990, this is the revised edition. Very slight damp marking to some pages.

Pages Literary Pursuits, New Plymouth, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND


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A PIONEER LOOKS BACK
W. K. Howitt
410211803
$47.50

Tales of the early pioneering days of trial, hardship and achievement in the Taranaki backblocks by a settler born at Okato in 1870.

Oswald Sealy NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1945. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND


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TARANAKI PEOPLE AND PLACES
Brian Scanlan
410210501
$85.00

Presents the human side of regional history, unusual events, intriguing personalities and fascinating changes in attitudes from the past to the present. The author was editor of the of the Taranaki Herald for 27 years and this is a collection of 66 articles from that newspaper. This copy signed by the author.

Published by the author, printed by Taranaki Newspapers Ltd., New Plymouth, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STRATFORD INHERITANCE
Ian Church
ISBN0908708173
$75.00

A well researched and well illustrated history of the Counties of Stratford and Whangamomona in the Taranaki region of the North Island. This copy signed by the author. MINOR HIGHLIGHTING TO INDEX.

The Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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HAWERA DISTRICT CENTENARY
A.P.C. Bromley
310220711
$47.50

The illustrated centennial history of the South Taranaki town and district and the development of the community.

Centennial Committie of the Hawera District Council, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF HAWERA AND THE WAIMATE PLAINS
C.J. Roberts
ISBN1877151505
$80.00

A very through and detailed account of the first one hundred years of settlement in the district, written as a memorial to the pioneers. Illustrated. First published in 1940, this is a facsimle reprint. Now published with an index for the first time.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 422 pages, with index. NEW


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THE LEGACY OF TURI An Historical Geography of Patea County
edited by K W Thomson
ISBN0908564252
$35.00

Patea history including Maori settlement by Turi, conflict between Maori and Pakeha, Pakeha settlement, Pakeha agriculture, County administration and local social life.

Dunmore Press for the Patea County Council, Palmerston North, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF WANGANUI
LJB Chapple and HC Veitch
61028091
$125.00

Centenary publication for Wanganui Historical Committee. Full history from early Maori times and colonial settlement with photographs and folding maps.  Scarce title.

Hawera Star Publishing Coy. Ltd., Hawera, 1939. Hardback with no dust jacket. 312 pages. SECONDHAND


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INTERESTING CHAPTERS FROM THE EARLY HISTORY OF WANGANUI, 1847
A.D. Willis, editor
210201612
$55.00

Account of the early settlement of the area, the Gilfillan murder, the seige of Wanganui and the 1847 land war. Local advertising to rear cover. First published in 1887 this is the second edition.

A.D. Willis, Printer and Publisher, Wanganui, 1902. Thin card covers. 75 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY MISSIONARY WORK IN WHANGANUI 1840-1850
L.J.B. Chapple and C. Barton
410250511
$85.00

An outline of the work of the Revs. Matthews, Mason and Taylor with an introductory chapter on the Church Missionary Society beginnings in the Bay of Islands. Scarce.

H.L. Jones and Son Ltd., Wanganui, 1930. Hardback with chipped dust jacket. 119 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY MISSIONARY WORK IN WHANGANUI
Chapple and Barton
ISBN9781877346378
$50.00

The work of Rev. Richard Taylor of the Church Missionay Society and the establishment of the Maori church at Putiki. First published in 1930, this is a facsimile reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2011. Softback. 125 pages., with new index. NEW


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CARING FOR PEOPLE A History of the Wanganui Hospital Board
R.E. Wright-St Clair
ISBN0473005492
$37.50

A very thorough centennial history of the hospital and the Wanganui Hospital Board from the time of the first colonial hospital built in 1850. Many illustrations.

Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE WANGANUI RIVER
Arthur P. Bates
ISBN0959763651
$110.00

An informative text and nearly 400 historic photographs have been used to provide a visual history of the river. There are Hatrick's Steamers, Pipriki House, the Houseboat, Jerusalem and the Bridge to Nowhere. Second edition.

Whanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE HILLS OF THE WAIMARINO
Elizabeth C. Allen
ISBN0959763643
$95.00

The illustrated history of the central North Island hill district to the east of Wanganui, including the towns of Raetihi and Ohakuni. This is the first edition.

Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., Wanganui, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 229 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE HILLS OF THE WAIMARINO
Elizabeth C. Allen
ISBN9781877346408
$50.00

The illustrated history of the central North Island hill district to the east of Wanganui, including the towns of Raetihi and Ohakuni. First published in 1984, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 229 pages. NEW


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THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT OF THE WAITOTARA VALLEY, 1890-1930
Laraine Sole
ISBN1877151408
$50.00

A well researched history of the pioneer families of the Waitotara valley in Taranaki and of the community they built there. Contains much of genealogical interest. Illustrated. First published by the author in 1986, this is a facsimle reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 208 pages, with index. NEW


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77 YEARS AMONG THE KOWHAIS BEYOND HUNTERVILLE 1896-1973
Norman Leary
ISBN0473000032
$55.00

A history of the early exploration and settlement of the Pohonui Valley in the Hunterville District, crammed with fascinating titbits of local folklore. THIS COPY IS WITHOUT THE DUST JACKET.

Service Printers Ltd., Wellington, 1977. Hardback, no dust jacket. 103 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE The ill-fated Mangapurua Settlement
Arthur P. Bates
ISBN0473000881
$95.00

In 1917 one of the most remote valleys of the Upper Wanganui River was opened for settlement by discharged servicemen. 40 families took up what became a complete failure. The only reminder today is the bridge. First published in 1981 this is the fifth edition.

Wanganui Newspapers Ltd., 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUSH PEOPLE AND PASTURE The Story of Waitotara County 1884-1984
E. Feist and H.F. Richardson
210270021
$120.00

Describes the characteristic features of the county and the development of various settlements as well as local farms and farming. A rich source of local history and genealogical information.

Waitotara County Centennial Committee, Wanganui, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 420 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUSH, PEOPLE AND PASTURE The Story of Waitotara, 1884-1984
E. Feist and H.F. Richardson
ISBN9781877151262
$60.00

Describes the characteristic features of the county and the development of various settlements as well as local farms and farming. A rich source of local history and genealogical information. Illustrations. First published in 1983, this is a facsmile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1998. Softback. 420 pages. NEW


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EARLY RANGITIKEI
J G Wilson
61024091
$75.00

A few notes on the settlement of the Rangitikei River by Maori of different tribes and a short history of the purchase and colonisation of land between the Turakina and Oroua rivers. First published in 1914 this is a facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages + index. SECONDHAND


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RANGITIKEI THE DAY OF STRIDING OUT
S.G. Laurenson
ISBN0908564287
$47.50

A good local history of the growth and development of the Rangitikei district, a rich swath of farmland situated between Palmerston North and Wanganui and streaching inland beyond Taihapi and Waiouru.

Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAETIHI SCHOOL JUBILEE 1896-1971
Various Authors
910221022
$45.00

Interesting 75th anniversary local history of the school, the people, and the life of the district. Illustrated. Scarce.

Wanganui Chronicle Print, 1971. Card covers. 57 pages. SECONDHAND


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TALES OF THE RANGITIKEI
Paul Melody
ISBN1877151351
$50.00

People and personalities who helped to shape the district are explored in this history which revives many little known stories of their achievements. With many interesting photographs.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 160 pages. NEW


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EARLY RANGITIKEI
James G. Wilson
ISBN9781877346538
$70.00

A few notes on the settlement of the Rangitikei River by Maori of different tribes and a short history of the purchase and colonisation of land between the Turakina and Oroua rivers. First published in 1914 this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 284 pages. NEW


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THEY CALLED IT MARTON
Paul Melody
ISBN9781877151361
$70.00

A comprehensive and illustrated centennial history of the district and borough of Marton in the Rangitikei. First published in 1979, this is a facsimile reprint edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 388 pages. NEW


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HOROWHENUA its Maori placenames and history
G.Leslie Adkin
2011062001
$75.00

Horowhenua its Maori placenames and their topographical and historical background.  First published by the Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1948.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1986. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 446 pages, folding maps to rear. SECONDHAND


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HOROWHENUA AND ITS PEOPLE
A J Dreaver
ISBN0864690401
$42.50

A centennial history of Horowhenua County detailing its growth from Maori times and colonial settlement. First published in 1984.

Dunmore Press/ Horowhenua County Council, Levin, 1986, Hardback with dust jacket. 316 pages. SECONDHAND


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MANAWATU'S OLD BUILDINGS
B G R Saunders
510201011
$35.00

Hundreds of Manawatu historic buildings photographed and described, divided into Cottages, Houses, Churches, Public Buildings, Other Buildings.

Department of Geography Massey University, Palmerston North, 1987. Softback. 153 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SOUTH OF THE NORTH, MANAWATU AND ITS NEIGHBOURS
B.G.R. Saunders, editor
510220217
$32.50

An enlarged version of Manawatu and Its Neighbours. Many illustrations and diagrams accompanied by short text. Covers the North Island south of the Central Plateau.

Geography Programme, School of Global Studies, Massey University, Palmerston North, 2000. Softback, 175pages. SECONDHAND


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MEMORIES OF THE MANAWATU, EARLY DAYS IN AND AROUND PALMERSTON NORTH
Sylvia L. Dalefield
ISBN0473016249
$30.00

An informal approach looks at the early days in Palmerston North area. Well illustrated with historic photographs.

Stylex Print, Palmerston North, 1992. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR JAMES WILSON OF BULLS
L.J.Wild
410260112
$55.00

The story of Wilson and the development of his Ngaio station in the Manawatu and also his part in the establishment of the Farmers' Union. Illustrated.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 335 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERING TO POSTERITY Centennial History of the Manchester Block
D.A. Davies and R.E. Clevely
310260402
$57.50

The illustrated centennial history of the farming district of Oroua County and the Fielding Borough in the Manchester Block, to the north of Palmerston North. 

Fielding Borough Council, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUNNYTHORPE AND DISTRICT
R.E. Clevely
310260701
$75.00

An illustrated record of the achievements of the residents of Bunnythorpe and surrounding district from the time of earliest settlement after the purchase of the Manchester block by The Colonists' Land and Loan Corporation Ltd.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUNNYTHORPE AND DISTRICT VOL II
R.E. Clevely
310260702
$75.00

The Bunnythorpe district, part of the Manchester Block in the Manawatu, was first settled in 1875. This second volume, complementary to the first, completes the history of a hundred years of settlement. Limited edition no. 179.

Simon Printing Co. Ltd., Palmerston North, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 90 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUNNYTHORPE SCHOOL CENTENARY 1883-1983 Souvenir booklet
R E Clevely
510250039
$27.50

Gives good history of the school with staff and pupil lists, photographs, chronology, biographies of prominent patrons, log book extracts from the past.

Bunnythorpe School, Palmerston North, 1983. Softback. 53 pages. SECONDHAND


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CARNCOT THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS
Dorothy Pilkington
ISBN0473110245
$37.50

Centennial history of this Palmerston North school and associated community.

The Friends of Carncot, Palmerston North, 2006. Softback. 211 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHANGING DAYS AND CHANGING WAYS
Charlotte E Warburton, illustrated by A S Paterson
61023034
$40.00

Memoirs of  late nineteenth century Palmerston North and the Manawatu, by the author, and as recorded by the author.

C E Warburton, Palmerston North, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 151 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERING DAYS OF PALMERSTON NORTH
G.C. Petersen
2011071417
$45.00

Tells the story of the early pioneering days of Palmerston North, of the invasion of the Manawatu by the Rangitane, the operations of the New Zealand Company, early exploration, the first European settlers, founding of the township and its sawmilling industry. Several foldout illustrations of the city from early times to 1952.

Kerslake, Billens and Humphrey Ltd., Levin, 1952. Hardback, no dust jacket. 102 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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PALMERSTON NORTH A CENTENNIAL HISTORY
G.C. Petersen
ISBN0589007939
$47.50

The record of a century of pioneer effort in developing the town as the centre of the Manawatu farm lands from the beginning in 1873. Gealogical interest concerning Scandanavian settlers.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF CARE Palmerston North Hospital 1893-1993
Jo Kellaway and Mike Maryam
ISBN047302182X
$37.50

A Centennial history detailing th establishment and growth of this important facility. Details the community involvement in fundraising and staffing, and notable staff in the past.

Focus Books, Double Bay, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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A CENTURY OF GOLF AT HOKOWHITU
Clem Hawke and the Publication Committee
ISBN0864692366
$42.50

Manawatu Golf Club 1895-1995. A centenary history of the course, development of the green, and the membership of the club.

The Dunmaore Press Limited, Palmerston North, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 292 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAKURI SCHOOL AND DISTRICT 100 YEARS PLUS
Rae Champion and Lyn Smith
ISBN0473025973
$75.00

An in depth history of the school and settlement at Makuri, near Pahiatua. Many historic photographs, personal memories etc.

Stylex Print, Palmerston North, 1994. Softback. 171 pages. SECONDHAND


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TUAHINE, SISTERS OF PORANGAHAU
Marina Sciascia and Hilary Pedersen
ISBN9780473127305
$45.00

Tells the stories of 19 sets of sisters from Porangahau families. Spans the period from 1860-1975.

Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF RANGIOTU
Maren Dixon and Ngaire Watson, editors
ISBN0908564961
$47.50

An illustrated centennial history of the Rangitikei Manawatu town and district of Rangiotu. Scarce.

Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 1983. Softback. 111 pages. SECONDHAND


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MANAWATU AND ITS NEIGHBOURS
B.G.R. Saunders
210201022
$37.50

A publication to mark the 56th ANZAAS Congress held in Palmerston North  in 1987. Contains sections on local history, the landscape, land-based activities, settlements and regional highlights for the whole of the lower North Island.

Massey University, Palmerston North, 1987. Softback. 169 pages. SECONDHAND


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DESTRUCTIVE DELUGE
Westmount School
ISBN0476005132
$32.50

A pictorial coverage of flooding in the Manawatu, Tararua, Rangitikei and Horowhenua in February 2004.

Westmount School, Palmerston North, 2004. Softback. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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GLEN OROUA AND CARNARVON
M A McMillan
ISBN0473100525
$95.00

A history of two schools and their communities. Covers the Glen Oroua School from about 1980, and the Carnarvon School and Community 1874-1963. Local history with emphasis on the schools. Has many school class photos including more recent ones in colour. Companion work to Glen Oroua by HT McMillan. Blue binding with silver title to spine.

Glen Oroua School Committee, Palmerston North, 2005. Hardback without dust jacket. 346 pages. SECONDHAND


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GLEN OROUA - SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY
H T McMillan
51023072
$40.00

An account of the development of the Glen Oroua School and District. Includes photos of school classes, local identities, local businesses. Anecdotes and historical information. Plain blue binding with silver title to spine.

GPH Print, Palmerston North, 1979. Hardback with no dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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MUHUNOA EAST
W. Rolston
510210412
$65.00

A short and concise history of the settlement in the southern Manawatu from its founding in 1888. Printed by duplicator. Very scarce.

Published by the author, Levin, 1968. Hardback, no dust jacket. 101 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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FROM BUSH & SWAMP The Centenary of Shannon 1887-1987
Marjorie D. Law
ISBN0864690711
$55.00

The illustrated centennial history of the Manawatu town of Shannon and its surrounding district. This copy signed by the author.

The Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1987. Softback. 255 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PRECIOUS YEARS
A.G.S. Bradfield
210260801
$40.00

This book is full of interesting and delightful stories of the earlier days of Palmerston North, the result of much careful research. Companion volume to 'Forgotten Days'.

Kerslake, Billens and Humphry Ltd., Levin, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 110 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY HISTORY OF THE WAIRARAPA
Charles Bannister
ISBN9781877151446
$60.00

The centennial history of Masterton and the Wairarapa written by a grandson of the settlement founder Joseph Masters. Illustrated. First published in 1940, this is a facsimle reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 166 pages, with INDEX. NEW


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FROM THE HILLS WITH VISION
Boyd Wilson and Chris Garland
610201211
$32.50

The story of the Wairere sheep breeding run in the steep Wairarapa hill country. Now notable for a Romney ram stud. Founded by John Rutherford in 1864.

The John Daniell Memorial Trust, Masterton, 2007. Softback. 162 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIORONGOMAI: The Land and the People
Linda Thornton
ISBN9780958298896
$37.50

A history of the Matthews family and seven generations at Waiorongomai. Alfred and Elizabeth Matthews descendents, farming, and the Romney sheep stud.

Fraser Books, Masterton, 2012. Softback. 382 pages. SECONDHAND


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MASTERTON'S FIRST HUNDRED YEARS 1854-1954
A.G. Bagnall
310260412
$75.00

The illustrated centennial history of Masterton, from bush clearing to regional centre,  based on research carried out by the local historical society. Scarce. Contains original printed subscribers list.

Masterton Centennial Committee, Masterton, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LOOK OF MASTERTON A Celebration of 150 years
Gareth Winter
ISBN0958205388
$35.00

Using captioned historic photographs, this gives a history of Masterton between 1854 and 2004. This copy has mild sun-fading to the spine.

Wairarapa Archive, Masterton, 2004. Softback. 107 pages. SECONDHAND


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WE BUILT A SCHOOL
Marion B Thompson
61021022
$37.50

The story of Solway College, one of New Zealand's oldest girls' boarding schools. Established in Masterton in 1916. Marion was the wife of the founder and she was the first principal. The school has a strong Christian ethos. THIS COPY has some loss to the papered spine, but is otherwise in good condition.

Masterton Printing Co., Masterton, 1956. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIOHINE A RIVER AND ITS PEOPLE
Stephen Oxenham
ISBN0958332207
$37.50

The Maori, Pakeha and natural history of the river and its surrounds. Includes efforts at flood control, and accounts of how dangerous the river is when in flood.

Stephen Oxenham, Carterton, 1993. Softback. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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AFTER THE RAINS CAME The Tinui Flood of April 1991
Compiled by Cathy Casey
isbn0473037939
$32.50

Compiled from research by the Masterton District Library. Background and earlier floods, and ten locals interviewed. Photographs of the flooding etc.

Masterton District Library, Masterton, 1996. Softback. 67 pages. SECONDHAND


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TWO MEN OF MANA AND OTHER STORIES
Gareth Winter
ISBN9780958261760
$32.50

Tales about people, places and events in the nineteenth century pioneering days of the Wairarapa. Illustrated.

Frazer Books, Masterton, 2010. Softback. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTH OF THE WAINGAWA Masterton 1877-1989
Ian F. Grant
ISBN0473034360
$55.00

A well illustrated story of Masterton and the surrounding settlements from the beginning of European settlement until 1989. Includes details of the 1942 earthquake.

Masterton District Council, Masterton, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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AROUND THE SHINING WATERS A History of Featherstone County Council
John Dunmore
ISBN090870822X
$35.00

A history of 120 years of local body development in the district around Lake Wairarapa against a background of pioneer struggle, wars, economic crises and personal endevours.

The Heritage Press Ltd., Waikanae, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND


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A VERY PUBLICK RESERVE
Gareth Winter
ISBN9780958261746
$30.00

Traces the history and development of the park in Masterton and the part it has played in the history of the town since the first survey in 1854.

Wairarapa Archive/Fraser Books, Masterton, 2008. Softback. 306 pages. SECONDHAND


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STOKES VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE 50 Flaming Years 1940-1990
France J Tindall
510260117
$325.00

This is a good celebration of the Brigade with historic photos and biographies of members, and articles on notable incidents in the Stokes Valley area. This copy has one signature to the final 'autographs' page.

Stokes Valley Fire Brigade, 1990. Softback. 41 pages. SECONDHAND


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PAGES FROM OUR PAST
George Kaye
ISBN1877179477
$30.00

53 articles from the Hutt News giving a look at life as it was the Hutt in the past. Kaye has written up the reminiscences of residents.

The Hutt City Council, 1999. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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ONCE UPON A VILLAGE
David P. Millar
ISBN705503399
$45.00

A well researched and very readable history of Lower Hutt, 1819-1965. Interesting photographs and maps illustrate the text. Genealogical interest.

New Zealand University Press for the Lower Hutt City Corporation, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND


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LOWER HUTT THE FIRST GARDEN CITY
David McGill
ISBN1869560035
$45.00

Commissioned by the Lower Hutt City Council to celebrate the city's first 100 years, this book is a lively account of the history of the Hutt Valley from earliest recorded times to 1990. 

Lower Hutt City Council. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 235 pages. SECONDHAND


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PETONE'S FIRST HUNDERD YEARS
Compiled by a Committee of Citizens
71022001
$95.00

History and traditions from farms to factories. Very in depth with many photographs and statistics. From Maori to Pakeha and the growth of the settlement.

Petone Borough Council, Wellington, 1940. Hardback with no dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS OF AN OLD NEW ZEALANDER
E. Maxwell
810220601
$47.50

Early settler history of Wellington and also the author's military experience in Taranaki during the land wars. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies of which this is 379, signed by the author.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1935. Hardback with dust jacket. 242 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND, Vol. 6, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington
Cyclopedia Company
310250111
$375.00

The illustrated record of professions and trades in the towns and villages of the three North Island Provincial Districts of Taranaki, Hawkes Bay and Wellington. One of a series of six volumes covering the whole country. Leather spine has slight scuffs, other wise very good condition.

Cyclopedia Company of Ltd., Horace J. Weeks, Christchurch, 1906. Hardback, half leather binding, cloth boards. 767 pages. SECONDHAND 


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WELLINGTON'S HERITAGE Plants, gardens and landscape
Winsome Shepherd
ISBN9780909010737
$45.00

History of the transformation of Wellington city from native swamp and bush by successive generations of gardeners and landscapers. Includes the Horticultural and A&P Society's. Includes details of notable homesteads. Originally published in 2000. THIS COPY is the corrected reprint.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2001, Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BIRTH OF A CITY WELLINGTON 1840-1843
A.H. Carman
210250301
$32.50

Recalls the ideas and the imense character and struggles of the founding settlers of Wellington and their courageous but doomed attempt at self government. A singular story.

Wright and Carman Ltd., Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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WELLINGTON The First Years of European Settlement 1840-1850
Gavin McLean
ISBN9780140288636
$30.00

The historical and geopolitical context of settlement, geography, transport and communication, and economic development, placing particular emphasis on land acquision and the balance of power between maori and Europeans.

Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2000. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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GUARDIAN OF THE VALLEY
Miles Erwin
ISBN9781877338205
$37.50

History of Wellington's oldest church, Christ Church at Taita, which opened on New Year's Day 1854. The church survived untouched until 1991, when arson required restoration of fire damage, but it was soon back in use.

Sttele Roberts, Wellington, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 119 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CITY OF THE STRAIT Wellington and its Province
Alan Mulgan
2011062002
$75.00

An illustrated centennial history of the New Zealand Company settlement of Port Nicholson, the city of Wellingon and its Province published by the Wellington Provincial Centennial Council.

A.H. and A. W. Reed, Wellington, 1939. Hardback with dustjacket. 349 Pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY WELLINGTON
Louis E. Ward
2011071403
$200.00

Describes the history of Wellington during the New Zealand Company's administration 1839 to 1850, with additional chapters describing events to 1870. A comprehensive social and family history containing biographical details of early settlers. Includes a loose-leaf plan of the city in 1841. The dustjacket has a few chips, see scan.aged.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1928. Hardback with dustjacket. 544 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY WELLINGTON
Louis E Ward
61021191
$75.00

Describes the history of Wellington during the New Zealand Company's administration 1839 to 1850, with additional chapters describing events to 1870. A comprehensive social and family history containing biographical details of early settlers. Includes a loose-leaf plan of the city in 1841. First published in 1928, this is a facsimile reprint. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 544 Pages. SECONDHAND


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PUT HIM IN THE LONGBOAT The Life of Edward Main Chaffers
Doug Edwards
ISBN0477014402
$30.00

An account of the life of Edward Main Chaffers, Master RN, a  founder of Wellington and the first Harbour Master. First visited New Zealand in 1835 as the Master of the Beagle with Charles Darwin on board. He was an accomplished navigator and hydrographic surveyor. Master of the Tory in 1839.

GP Books, Wellington, 1989. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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SAMUEL WILLIAMS OF TE AUTE
Sybil M Woods
510221921
$37.50

The son of the missionary Henry Williams, Samuel worked for Maori interests during a time of rapid colonisation and the tensions it created. He founded Te Aute College and sponsored the Young Maori Party.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PORT OF WELLINGTON
Wellington Harbour Board
2011071406
$30.00

Official Handbook Containing Information Relative to the Port of Wellington New Zealand, October 1963. Contains foldout maps of bethages, Port Nicholson and trade routes.

Wellington Harbour Board. Cardcovers. Illustrated. 100 Pages. SECONDHAND


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WELLINGTON HARBOUR
David Johnson
ISBN9780958349802
$75.00

A comprehensive history af the harbour and the development of Wellington as a port, linking it with its surroundings and placing its trade in the context of New Zealand maritime history. Illustrated. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Wellington Maratime Museum Trust, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 556 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOMEWOOD AND ITS FAMILIES A Story of Wellington
Beryl Smedley
ISBN0908606001
$37.50

The history of this fine house from the earliest days of settlement. A history that reflects the development of New Zealand society in general. Since 1958 the house has been the residence of the British High Commissioner.

Mallinson Rendel Publishers Ltd., Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 163 pages. SECONDHAND


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UNQUIET EARTH A History of the Bolton Street Cemetery
Margaret H. Allington
ISBN0477062504
$47.50

The Bolton Street cemetery in Wellington, has had a restless history, from the fierce "concecration" debate of the 1840s to the contentious motorway issue of the 1960s. This is an illustrated account of that interesting history.

Wellington City Council, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 359 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION 1885 WELLINGTON
Preface by Julius Vogel with essays by Richard Winter, William Reeve Haselden and George Robert Hart
61022122
$95.00

The Official Record of the New Zealand Industrial Exhibition. With a history of the exhibit, the exhibition buildings, prizes awarded. Appended are three prize winning essays. THIS COPY has some damage at head and tail of cloth spine but not affecting the titling.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1886. Hardback with no dust jacket. 230 +, 123 pages. SECONDHAND


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WELLINGTON, A CAPITAL CENTURY
David McGill
ISBN090887619X
$47.50

A decade by decade social history of Wellington. Extensively illustrated. Includes an emphasis on transport and city infrastructure.

Transpress, Wellington, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 325 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY OF THE ORONGORONGA VALLEY AND ENVIRONS
Joanna Lane Taylor
610211111
$30.00

A short history of  this area in the Rimutaka Forest Park. Details hunting and tramping as well as the earlier colonial and Maori history. Paintings of huts by the author.

E Hambleton, Wellington, 1970. Softback. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STREETS OF TAWA
Bruce Murray
ISBN0473101882
$45.00

A well researched and illustrated history of the most northerly suburb of Wellington, the valley of Tawa (Flat) part of the communications route between the two harbours of Porirua and Te Whanganui (Port Nicholson).

Tawa Historical Society, Wellington, 2005. Softback. 98 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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THE MERCHANTS PAVED THE WAY
J Halket Millar
510280526
$37.50

The first hundred years of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, a body of men responsible for the early development of the city's infrastructure. THIS COPY a  presentation copy from the Chamber of Commerce signed by author and president on a centenary plate.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1956. Hardback with dust jacket. 228 pages. SECONDHAND


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VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON 1899-1999 A History
Rachel Barrowman
ISBN0864733690
$55.00

A history of the College and it's buildings, faculties and personalities through the years. Emphasis on the specialisation of departments.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1999.  Hardback with dust jacket. 432 pages. SECONDHAND


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REDBRICK AND BLUESTOCKINGS Women at Victoria 1899-1993
Beryl Hughes and Sheila Ahern
isbn0864732449
$32.50

Women as students and staff at Victoria University of Wellington, and their changing status precipitated by the World Wars, and feminist movements reflected in the student body and faculty. THIS COPY with presentation inscription from the authors.

 Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIGHT ACCEPTED, 125 Years of Wellington College
A W Beasley
ISBN1869340329
$47.50

From the endowment in 1853 by George Grey this history covers the many turbulent periods of the school. Extremely well illustrated with many photographs from the war periods.

Board of Trustees of Wellington College, Wellington, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 286 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIRTH OF WELLINGTON
Sir James Elliott
710220716
$30.00

A biography of the famous headmaster of Wellington College from 1892-1921.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1937. Hardback with dust jacket. 228 pages. SECONDHAND


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WELLINGTON GIRLS' COLLEGE One Hundred Years
Olga E. Harding
5102961
$30.00

A history of  Wellington Girls' College written by a staff member of 30 years. Includes staff rolls, photographs, scholarships, Board of Governors etc.

 Wellington Girls' College Centennial Committee, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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CELEBRATING WELLINGTON GIRLS
Margot Schwass
ISBN9780473133108
$42.50

125 years of Wellington Girls' College. A social history of the school and its development, including the changing cirriculum and campus.

Capital Girls' Association Inc., Wellington, 2008. Softback. 280 pages. SECONDHAND

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BARE FEET IN ICY PUDDLES
Tracey L Scadden
ISBN0473038846
$32.50

75th Jubilee history of Paremata School. Collection of official and anecdotal accounts of the school and it's members.

Paremata Primary School 75th Jubilee Committee, Paremata, 1996. Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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A STANDARD FOR THE PEOPLE
edited by Stephen Levine
ISBN0908790821
$85.00

The 150th anniversary of the Wellington Hebrew Congregation 1843-1993. Includes the early Hebrew community, the founding of the congregation, Abraham Hort and his family, the building of the Synagogues and prominent Jewish families in Wellington. Limited to an edition of 1250 copies. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur excess shipping to overseas destinations.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 478 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIGHTING FOR HIS GLORY A History of the Wellington South Corps Salvation Army
Cyril R Bradwell
510270921
$42.50

Salvation Army 1891-1991. A complete history with many photographs. Large foolscap book. THIS COPY signed by the author to the title page.

Wellington South Corps Council, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SERVANT OF THE CITY The Wellington City Mission 1904-1984
Janette A Gosnell
ISBN1869340034
$32.50

A history of the Wellington City Mission and it's charitable and community activities. With a chapter on Harry Squires.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1985. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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WELLINGTON HOSPITAL 1847-1976
Laurie Barber and Roy Towers
510270412
$30.00

The politics and people behind the Wellington Hospital and Hospital Board. Appendices of lists of board members, chairmen, matrons and more.

Wellington Hospital Board, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 190 pages. SECONDHAND


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HALFWAY THE FIRST 50 YEARS OF CENTURIONS RUGBY
W A (Bill) Brien
610290412
$30.00

Wellington Rugby Footbal Union Centurions club history. With presentation inscription to preface signed by Bill Brien. Jubille publication for the club. Errata slip pasted to inside of cover. May lack title page as begins at page 1.

Wellington Rugby Football Union, 1990. Softback. 201 pages. SECONDHAND


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AUCKLAND 100 YEARS OF RUGBY LEAGUE 1909-2009
John Coffey and Bernie Wood
ISBN9781869693664
$42.50

The history of Auckland Rugby League and the notable players, matches and important city clubs. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Huia Publishers and Auckland Rugby League, Wellington, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 424 pages. SECONDHAND


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OLD CENTRAL SCHOOL PAPAKURA 1876-2000
Anne Simms
ISBN0473073412
$32.50

A history of the school on Wood Street, which in 1982 was leased to be used for community activities. Has details of staff and pupils, and the community groups resident post 1982.

Anne Simms, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 48 pages, SECONDHAND


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THEY CALLED IT MARTON
Paul Melody
81028082
$95.00

A comprehensive and illustrated centennial history of the district and borough of Marton in the Rangitikei. From 1866-1979.

GPH Print, Plamerston North, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 388 pages. SECONDHAND


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YE OLDE BARRIER SCRAPBOOK
Cobbled by Dave Watson
910250826
$25.00

Assorted yarns from Great Barrier Island (Aotea) with many photos of local notables and buildings. A bit tongue in cheek at times.

David Watson, Claris,  2005. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEHOLD THE PLAINS
Dorothea Joblin
ISBN0582717167
$30.00

The story of the Fitzherbert property sections south of the Manawatu River that later became Massey University. Originally sold by Sir James Prendergast in 1900 and over time absorbed into the University grounds.

Longman Paul, Auckland, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 171 pages. SECONDHAND


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APITI CENTENARY 1886-1986

81021163
$37.50

A mainly photographic record of the Centenary celebrations for this settlement near the Ruahine Ranges. There are historic photos of people and places, as well as ones taken during the celebrations.

Carrington Print Ltd., Feilding, (1986). Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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TALES OF THE RANGITIKEI
Paul Melody
810211713
$75.00

People and personalities who helped to shape the district are explored in this history which revives many little known stories of their achievements. With many interesting photographs.

Paul Melody, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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BETWEEN THE RIVERS
Elizabeth Hill
ISBN0473007924
$95.00

A history of the colonisation and settlement of the rivers of Hawke's Bay. Includes social history, sport, soldiering, a wide range of topics. First published in 1989.

Elizabeth Hill, Hastings, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 244 pages. SECONDHAND


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SURSUM CORDA Woodford House Chapel
Lucy G Hogg
ISBN0473000814
$32.50

A history of the Chapel of St Francis at Woodford House School in Havelock North.

Lucy G Hogg, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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HAVELOCK NORTH FROM VILLAGE TO BOROUGH 1860-1952
S W Grant
ISBN0959756302
$55.00

History of the town including photographs, folding maps and drawings of historic buildings.

Hawkes Bay Newspapers Ltd., Hastings, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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LORNA'S ADVENTURES AND INSPIRING EASTCAPE PIONEERING YEARS
Margaret K Spencer
81022181
$47.50

The life of Lorna Hindmarsh (nee Cato), born 1900. She and her husband Tunny farmed at East Cape, including Potikirua Station and their own Pakira Station. Limited to 500 copies.

Margaret K Spencer, Gisborne, 1990. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE IRON-BOUND COAST Karekare in the Early Years
Wallace Badham edited by Bob Harvey
ISBN9781877514012
$37.50

A personalised history of Karekare and Whatipu, illustrated with photos from Badham's personal album. Mainly covers from 1914-1942.

Libro International, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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BETWEEN RIVERS The Manawatu
David Lupton and Bettina Anderson
ISBN9780473211622
$55.00

Colour photography of the people, buildings and landscape of the Manawatu.

Hau Nui Press, Palmerston North, 2012. Softback. SECONDHAND


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WOODFORD HOUSE REGISTER OF OLD GIRLS 1894-1993
anon.
9102109
$32.50

Register of former pupils of this Havelock North school, listed in three sections, chronologically, alphabetically by original surname, and finally by married name, all cross-referenced.

Woodford House School, 1994. Comb bound softback. Unpaginated circa 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE WOODFORD CHRONICLE 1969
Woodford House School
9102202
$32.50

75th Anniversary issue of the Woodford House School Yearbook. Includes Old Girls Section, as well as contributions by students and the usual roll of staff and pupils etc.

Woodford House, Havelock North, 1969. Softback. 135 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF PAIHIA
Nancy Pickmere
ISBN0473067676
$30.00

A brief history of Paihia and surrounds, an area important in early Maori- Pakeha contact based around the Paihia Mission Station. Illustrated.

nancy Pickmere, Keri Keri, 2000. Softback. 82 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEY DAYS AND DRAY DAYS
R J Paterson
91025083
$75.00

The story of Olrig Station & district, 1859-1998. Traces the arrival of the early settlers, the division of the large blocks of land to the present day farms.

CHB Print, Waipukarau, 1999. Hardback with dustjacket. 221 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAVAGED BEAUTY
Catherine Knight
ISBN9781927212134
$37.50

An environmental history of the Manawatu. Ecology of the region from pre-Maori times to the present detailing the human impact to the region, and the vestiges of the original environment.

Dunmore Publishing, Auckland, 2014. Softback. 312 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUAPEHU Tribute to a Mountain
J C Graham
910280823
$32.50

The development of the Mount Ruapehu recreation area, from the founding of the Tongariro National Park. The Golden Jubilee Book of the Ruapehu Ski Club.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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CASTLEPOINT AND MASTERTON Counties in Conflict
Don Kinnell
ISBN9780473233297
$55.00

Local history with a focus on disputes between the two counties. From the days of early settlement.

Waimimiha Books, Masterton, 2012. Softback. 338 pages. SECONDHAND


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MANGAKINO IN PERSPECTIVE 1945-1965
Cynthia Hasman
91029001
$37.50

The history of the town that serviced the building of the hydro-power station on the Waikato river. With  record of social life in the town including photogrphs pf sporting teams etc.

Waikato Hydro Welfare Association, undated. Softback. 72 pages. SECONDHAND


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FORGOTTEN DAYS
A G S Bradfield
91029052
$47.50

Pioneering experiences of the early citizens of Palmerston North and settlers of the Manawatu. THIS COPY is signed by the author.

Kerslake, Billens and Humphrey, Levin, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket.178 pages. SECONDHAND


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SUNRISE ON THE HILLS
Christopher Lethbridge
ISBN0340157763
$47.50

A musterer's year on Ngamatea, New Zealand's biggest sheep station. Details of work and life. THIS COPY has an internally repaired dust jacket.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket.176 pages. SECONDHAND