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
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
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
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
Local government in the 19th and 20th Centuries in Mangonui, Kaitaia and adjacent areas, 1860-1990.
Heritage Press, Waikanae, 1990. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A popular history of early Whangarei, with some photographs. Circa 1960.
Observer Printing Works, Auckland, undated. Hardback with dust jacket. 92 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
A brief history of the Medland and Stringer families, and the author's memories from 1929-1948.
Sam Medland, 2014. Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An excellent and well illustrated account of the ferry services between Auckland and Waiheke Island.
Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 1991. Softback. 94 pages. SECONDHAND
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
A pictorial history of Onehunga including genealogical and commercial material.
N. Borchard, Papakura, 1993. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
Wilson and Horton, Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 490 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
'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
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
Historical Society Monograph Number 8. The history of the town and gold rush in Karangahake (Mackaytown). Photo typeset. Limited to 700 copiesWhakatane and District Historical Society Inc., Whakatane, 1983. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A street by street history of Claudelands and Ruakura, Hamilton. Notable businesses, schools, churches etc.
Betty Laloli Smith, Hamilton, 2002. Softback. 87 pages. SECONDHAND
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
A history of Waikato Hospital, the background, development, and specialisation of the medical services.
Half Court Press Ltd., Hamilton, 2009. Softback. 521 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Considered an epic reference book, it recounts tale of the past and tells the story of Old Wairoa.
Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd. Printers, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1925. Hardcover without dust jacket. 802 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
A history of the Eltham Borough, notable for the diary industry.
The Eltham Borough Council, Eltham, 1959. Softback. 97 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Centennial history of this Palmerston North school and associated community.
The Friends of Carncot, Palmerston North, 2006. Softback. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
Tells the stories of 19 sets of sisters from Porangahau families. Spans the period from 1860-1975.
Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated centennial history of the Rangitikei Manawatu town and district of Rangiotu. Scarce.
Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 1983. Softback. 111 pages. SECONDHAND
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
A pictorial coverage of flooding in the Manawatu, Tararua, Rangitikei and Horowhenua in February 2004.
Westmount School, Palmerston North, 2004. Softback. 116 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tales about people, places and events in the nineteenth century pioneering days of the Wairarapa. Illustrated.
Frazer Books, Masterton, 2010. Softback. 150 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A biography of the famous headmaster of Wellington College from 1892-1921.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Auckland, 1937. Hardback with dust jacket. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
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
125 years of Wellington Girls' College. A social history of the school and its development, including the changing cirriculum and campus.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Paul Melody, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
Colour photography of the people, buildings and landscape of the Manawatu.
Hau Nui Press, Palmerston North, 2012. Softback. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An in depth and passionate history of Northland. From the Maori inhabitants, to idunstry, from Iron and Clay, to Kauri gum. Heavily illustrated.
Coromandel Press, 1981. Paperback. SECONDHAND
A compiled history of the Hawke's Bay Law Society. Signed by the author.
Central Hawke's Bay Printers and Publishers, Waipukurau, New Zealand, 1986. Hardback. SECONDHAND
A history of the Archdiocese of Wellington, which once covered two-thirds of New Zealand, from its early days as a French Mission to proclaim the gospel to the Maori, to a an institution to minister to the growing community of Catholic European immigrants.
Dunmore Printing Company, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 2003. Paperback. 369 pages. NEW
Boating mysteries and fishing tragedies, riots and radio pirates, spectacular Anniversary Day regattas and Whitbread races, unclear ship protests, the Springbok tour, and the Rainbow Warrior affair; the story of the Deodar and Auckland's water police is a fascinating tale that will appeal to seafarers and landlubbers alike.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, 1994. Paperback. 142 pages. SECONDHAND
A pictorial journey into the landscapes of Old Hawke's bay, from the mid 1800s to the early 20th century.
Benton-Ross Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, 1984. Paperback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A heavily illustrated documentation of the Tarawera area both before and after the eruption of Mt. Tarawera, including the destruction of the pink and white terraces, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Rotorua District Council, Rotorua, New Zealand, 1986. Paperback. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed and well illustrated history of Wellington's Broadcasting house.
Whitireia Publishing, New Zealand, 1997. Paperback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND
A flourishing centre of commerce and manufacturing, a dignified seat of government, and a colourful rapidly growing settlement, this book tells the story of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.
Random Century, Auckland, New Zealand, 1990. Paperback. 182 pages. SECONDHAND