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TRADITIONS AND LEGENDS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND MAORI
Herries Beattie
ISBN9781877151927
$60.00

Originally published in the Journal of the Polynesian Society between 1915 and 1922, these stories were collected by the author from Maori of Murihiku (Southland). Full index included.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 278 pages. NEW

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THE OLD WHALING DAYS
Robert McNab
11021122
$295.00

Deatailed account of the whaling trade from Cook Strait to Foveaux Strait. D.H. Sheridan's account of the defence of Ngamoutu Pa, Taranaki, the visits of American and French scientists. Appendices include transcripts of ship's logs and journals. Published in 1913. Condition good.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1913. Hardback, no dust jacket. 508 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF NEW ZEALAND SOUTH PRIOR TO 1840
Robert Carrick
110211301
$165.00

A comprehensive collection of records relating to southern New Zealand assembled from archives in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne by the author. A very valuable and unique historical resource.

Otago Daily Times Ltd., Dunedin, 1903. Hardback, no dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND 


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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF NEW ZEALAND SOUTH PRIOR TO 1840
Robert Carrick
ISBN9781877346004
$60.00

A facinating collection of historical material relating to the earliest period of southern sealing and whaling and interation between southern Maori and European in Foveaux Strait. First published in 1903, this is a facimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 206 pages. NEW


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PORT PRESERVATION
A. Charles Begg & Neil C. Begg
ISBN0723303797
$120.00

The story of Preservation Inlet and the Solander sealing and whaling grounds, Fiordland by A. Charles Begg & Neil C. Begg, two of the best known historians of Southland. 

Whitcomb & Tombs, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 398 pages, illustrations. SECONDHAND


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THE WORLD OF JOHN BOULTBEE
A. Charles Begg & Neil C. Begg
ISBN0723306044
$75.00

A classic of Southern New Zealand history this books describes the sealing trade out of Hobart in the 1820's and its impact on Murihiku and the Maori population. 

Whitcoulls Publishers Ltd, Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dustjacket. 329 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SOUTH EXPLORED
John Hall-Jones
ISBN0589012568
$55.00

The wild and often inhospitable lands of the far south were amongst those first settled. This is the story of the discoveries and achievements of the men and women who pioneered the far south.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 165 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SOUTH EXPLORED
John Hall-Jones
ISBN0908629516
$47.50

The wild and often inhospitable lands of the far south were among those first settled. This is the story of the discoveries and achievements of the men and women who pioneered the far south. First published in 1979 this is a revised edition.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill. 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 172 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAORI LORE OF LAKE, ALP AND FIORD
Herries Beattie
810220711
$225.00

Maori "Folk lore, Fairy tales, Traditions and Place Names of the Scenic Wonderland of the South Island." This is the first printing of this collection recorded by Beattie in the early years of the twentieth century. THIS COPY is signed by Beattie to the title page.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1945. Hardback with no dust jacket. 150 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIORDLAND EXPLORED An Illustrated History
John Hall-Jones
ISBN0589009737
$50.00

A classic work on the history of the human settlement and life in the remote and rugged region. Full of fascinating characters and interesting facts, Fiordland was New Zealand's first frontier and its last.  

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 148 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FJORDS OF FIORDLAND
John Hall-Jones
ISBN9780908629565
$65.00

A superb blend of some of New Zealand's earliest European history interlaced with stunning pictures of some of the most magnificent scenery on earth. First published in 2002.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2010. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 171 pages. NEW


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PICTURES OF SOUTHERN NEW ZEALAND
Roger Collins
ISBN0908565941
$37.50

Seventy pictures by thirty artists who visited Otago and Southland between 1773 and the 1890s, a rich visual commentary on the early social and economic history of the two provinces.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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PRESERVATION INLET
J.O.P. Watt
310290821
$125.00

A short and illustrated history of Preservation Inlet, the rise and fall of the townships of Cromarty and Te Onaroa and the hardships of the pioneers and miners in this rugged area. Very scarce.

Times Printing Service, Invercargill, no date. Hardback with dust jacket. 130 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARTINS BAY
John Hall-Jones
ISBN0908629230
$90.00

A illustrated history of the remote Maori and European South Westland settlements at Martins Bay and the efforts at gold mining and farming, and timber extraction there.

Craig Printing Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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MILFORD TRAILS
W. Anderson
ISBN0589004727
$37.50

The author got a job running the Quintin Huts on the Milford Track and pioneered new tracks from Quintin. This is a history of the area from one who knew it best.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAMP-LIFE IN FIORDLAND, WESTERN OTAGO N.Z.
William McHutcheson
61022131
$175.00

The account of a party of five who made a camping expedition to the scenic wonders of Fiordland in 1891. Illustrated. This is the first edition rebound in hard boards with the original illustrated covers laid on. There is a very minor watermark, and only to the new endpapers. This copy includes the rare folding map (with a short tear), and also has an inscription 'With the compliments' of the author's daughter.

Lyon and Blair, Wellington, 1892. Hardback. 134 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE SOUTHERN LAKES
W. Grave, Anita Crozier, editor
810221101
$85.00

Documents the remarkable explorations undertaken by William Grave, who with Arthur Talbot, attempted to find overland routes from the Hollyford to Milford Sound. The author was Grave's daughter and she compiled the book from his diaries and lecture notes. First edition with a fine dust jacket.

A.H and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEYOND THE SOUTHERN LAKES W.G. GRAVE EXPLORER
Anita Crozier
ISBN058900893501
$42.50

Documents the remarkable explorations undertaken by William Grave, who with Arthur Talbot, attempted to find overland routes from the Hollyford to Milford Sound. The author was Grave's daughter and she compiled the book from his diaries and lecture notes. His achievements as an explorer have been recreated by NZ TV One in their documentary series First Crossings. First published in 1950.

A.H and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dustjacket. 124 pages. SECONDHAND


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KING OF COUNTIES
F.W. Miller
310221223
$55.00

A history of Southland County Council, its operations and associations from 1876 when the Counties Act brought it into existence. Illustrations.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 187 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEN OF THE MILFORD ROAD
Harold J. Anderson
ISBN0589009125
$75.00

The men who built the Milford Road and Homer Tunnel in the 1930s were for the most part victims of the Depression, 'directed' to the job by Government. This is their story. First edition.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEN OF THE MILFORD ROAD
Harold Anderson
ISBN0589009125
$55.00

The men who built the Milford Road and Homer Tunnel in the 1930s were for the most part victims of the Depression, 'directed' to the job by Government. This is their story. First published in 1975, fourth revised and enlarged edition 1994, this is the fifth impression 2000.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND


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MILFORD SOUND
John Hall-Jones
ISBN9780908629541
$45.00

An illustrated history of Milford Sound, the Milford Track and the Milford Road, including accounts of the first Europeans to visit and other aspects of the history of the area. First published in 2000.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2005. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 147 pages. NEW


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WEST TO THE FIORDS The History of Western Southland
F.W.G. Miller
110211602
$75.00

The history of Wallace and Fiord Counties, the Borough of Riverton and the various town districts within those areas.

Western Southland Historical Committee, Dunedin, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND


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WEST TO THE FIORDS The History of Western Southland
F W G Miller
ISBN0723304467
$37.50

The history of Wallace and Fiord Counties, the Borough of Riverton and the various town districts within those areas. This is the 2nd revised edition, after the 1954 original.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOLY JOE'S PEOPLE, A PARSON IN FIORDLAND
Frank Glen
61021072
$30.00

Parson to the Western Southland parish, 3 million acres of rugged country and equally rugged characters. He ministered to workers at Deep Cove / Manapuori power scheme, fishermen, hunters and farmers. Autobiographical memoir.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND


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DORE TO MANAPOURI The Development of Tourism in Early Fiordland
Yvonne Dore
ISBN0908629397
$120.00

The story of Lake Manapouri, Fiordland tourism pioneer Jack Dore 1872-1945, from his diaries and letters and written by his grand daughter. Well illustrated.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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GORE MAIN SCHOOL 1878-1978 A Century of Learning commemorative booklet
J F McArthur
510270821
$30.00

A brief history of the Gore Main School compiled to mark the centenary 1878-1978. Many class photos, school rolls etc. Includes information on Brigadier Hargest who was a pupil. Reminiscences of former pupils.

The Gore Publishing Co. Ltd., Gore, 1978. Softback, 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM THE KIRK ON THE HILL
J F McArthur
71028012
$30.00

History of the Presbyterian Church in Gore, Southland, 1881-1981. Details of the Parishes, Buildings and Ministers.

 Gore Publishing Co. Ltd., 1981. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORICAL SOUTHLAND
F G Hall-Jones
610270627
$125.00

A history of Southland from the earliest times up to the 1860s. Exploration of Dusky Sound, sealers and whalers, Murihiku Maori and the purchase of Southland and  settlement. Errata slip attached at title page. Bookplate of Florence Mackenzie of Walter Peak Station.

Southland Historical Committee, Invercargill, 1945. Hardback with no dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND


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NIAGARA AND THE SCHOOL AT THE FALLS
Niagara School Closing Jubilee Committee
610210223
$47.50

A brief history of the Waikawa Survey District. Early runholders and settlers, early schools, the establishment of the Niagara School. School rolls etc are given. Assorted local history and photographs.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1972. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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CATLINS PIONEERING
A.R. Tyrrell
ISBN0908774168
$55.00

The history of the district and its development from the nineteenth century onwards as hardy pioneers made a living from farming and forestry, in very difficult country and against the odds.

Otago Heritage Books, Dunedin, 1989. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND


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AROUND THE SOUTHERN COAST
Roy Belmer
310280811
$55.00

A series of illustrated articles that appeared in the Southland Times and is the story of a trip by car from Dunedin to Lake Hauroko around the coastal road.

Times Printing Service, Invercargill, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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ON THE EDGE OF THE BUSH
Sheila Natusch
110211911
$75.00

A book about the lives of women in early Southland of Polynesian, sealing, whaling and pioneer European settlement.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 115 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIKAKA SAGA
Allister Evans
ISBN9781877346286
$80.00

An authentic and well researched history of Waikaka, Greenvale, Wendon Valley and the Waikaka Goldfield in Southland. Illustrated. First published in 1962 this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 304 pages. NEW


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WAIKAIA AND DISTRICTS - A HISTORY
A R Tyrrell
ISBN04730060205
$75.00

History of the district formerly known as Switzers, and it's founding families, churches, schools and infrastructure.

Waikaia Book Committee, Dunedin, (1999). Hardback with dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEEKING GOLD AND SECOND CHANCES
Janine Donaldson
ISBN9780473228798
$55.00
Illustrated account of some of the notable pioneer settlers in the Waikaia district written for the 150th Jubilee. THIS COPY signed by the author.

Waikaia Book Committee, Waikaia, 2012. Softback. 280 pages. SECONDHAND

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GLENARAY A History of Southland's Largest Pastoral Run
Peter M. Chandler
ISBN0473001640
$90.00

The comprehensive history of the large Southland pastoral run including details of past owners, managers and employees. Well illustrated.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages, folding map in pocket at rear. SECONDHAND


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KAMAHI A District History
Merv Halliday
ISBN0473010739
$67.50

Records the names of those who settled in the area and their way of life to 1990. In the early days life revolved around sawmilling and the railway but is now permanaent sheep and dairy farming. Good genealogical information.

Craig Printing Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRIAL BY FIRE TRIAL BY WATER History of Otautau
Ken Bye
ISBN0473006499
$75.00

The history of Otautau from its origins as a stop-over for travellers to its development as a communications centre, a timber town and rural service centre. Illustrated.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF THE WYNDHAM PIPE BAND 1907-1982
Bob Henry
810260911
$37.50

Good community history of this Southland pipe band, with lists of members, photographs, and details of it's performances. Good for genealogy.

Wyndham and Districts Pipe Band, 1982. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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WHERE FIVE RIVERS RUN
Alastair Hamilton
ISBN047303199X
$65.00

The centennial histroy of the Southland farming district east of the Oreti River. Full of interest, anectdote and local genealogical information. Illustrated.

Atlas Print Ltd., Invercargill, 1995. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 453 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE KNAPDALE RUN Its Land and People
Elizabeth Kerse, editor.
ISBN047300223X
$120.00

The story of Run 111 from the 1850s to the 1980s, the story of people, farming the land, forming communities and facing the challenges of the times.

Craig Printing Co., Ltd., Invercargill, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 339 pages. SECONDHAND


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EIGHT DAUGHTERS, THREE SONS. GLENARAY, SOUTHLAND
Barbara Harper
ISBN0589009001
$45.00

An illustrated account of the great Southland high country station of Glenaray, the property of George Pinckney and his wife Edith Tripp of Orari and subsequent generations of their family.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 130 pages. SECONDHAND


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SUPER IN THE SOUTH
Clive A Lind
ISBN0473001632
$30.00

The early history of the Southland Co-Operative Phosphate Company Limited. A group of Southland farmers set up their own plant to produce fertiliser.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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SALLIES OF THE SOUTH
Neil C. Reinsborg
ISBN0473002469
$47.50

Centennial History of the Salvation Army in Southland 1883-1983. Many photographs of members and buildings.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND


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OLD INVERCARGILL
M.H. Holcroft
ISBN0908565089
$65.00

A history of events and people whose influence helped to shape Invercargill and everyday life up to the outbreak of war in 1914. Illustrated.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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INVERCARGILL PIONEERS
F G Hall-Jones
71023092
$120.00

Biographical information on the earliest Invercargill pioneer settlers. Grouped chronologically by arrival.

Southland Historical Committee, Invercargill, 1946. Hardback with no dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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CENTENARY OF INVERCARGILL MUNICIPALITY 1871-1971
J.O.P. Watt
410250912
$47.50

The illustrated history of municipal government in Invercargill in the context of the history of Southland and with a chapter on the Wakatipu gold boom and bust.

Times Printing Service, Invercargill, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 177 pages. SECONDHAND


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PUBS, PINTS AND PEOPLE. 50 YEARS OF THE INVERCARGILL LICENSING TRUST
Clive Lind
ISBN0473025523
$45.00

Pubs, Pints and People, 50 Years of the Invercargill Licensing Trust. The Trust was set up in 1944 to control the sale of liquor in Invercargill, which had previously been a dry area. It set a precedent for the rest of New Zealand, giving the community the right to control how bars operated in their area.

Craigs Printing Co, Invercargill, 1994. Softback, illustrated. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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PEN, PIGMENT AND PENCIL
John Husband
ISBN9780908629572
$35.00

Drawings and paintings of Invercargill City buildings and houses including those in the suburbs. Informative text accompanies the illustrations.

Craig Printing Company Ltd., Invercargill, 2002. Softback. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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ACROSS THE CENTURIES
Bill Donaldson, Owen Ramsay, Tara Bates
ISBN0908720254
$42.50

A history of the Appleby Cricket Club 1897-2004. Includes the early years and families in Appleby from 1850.

Appleby Cricket Club, Invercargill, 2004. Softback. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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PARADE OF A KIWI
Gordon G Grieve
51025032
$37.50

Autobiographical memoir of a Southlander who became an Opposition Member of Parliament for Awarua in 1957. He gives a good account of his parliamentary travels around the world, and his involvement in agriculture. THIS COPY is a signed complimentary copy.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1986. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PEOPLE AND THE POWER
Clive Lind
ISBN0473039818
$45.00

The history of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, powered by hydro-electricity from Lake Manapouri. Includes the community works of New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited.

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd., Invercargill, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOKANUI SLOPE POINT HALDANE CENTENNIAL
Margaret Lamont
1220081501
$55.00

A centennial history of Tokanui, Slope Point-Haldane 1886-1986. Author Margaret Lamont made extensive use of school records, recollections from local families, businesses,clubs and sporting groups to produce a social history of the area. Contains rarely seen photographs of interest to both social and family historians. Signed by the author.

Tokanui School Centennial Committee. Tokanui. 1986. Hardback with dustjacket. 271 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAINBOW WATERS. WAIANIWA 125 YEARS
John A. Cutt
ISBN0473001381
$85.00

A comprehensive and illustrated history of the district and its people and the contribution they have made to Southland.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 259 pages. SECONDHAND


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IN THE LEE OF THE HOKONUIS
L. S. Barry and L.B. Brown
1220082101
$60.00

Based on a thesis written by Lyall Barry, former headmaster of Waimumu School, this book describes the history of the Waimumu and Te Tipua districts from earliert times to 1960s. Includes the Glendhu Estate, coal minining, forestry, Kelvin Grove, NZ and Australian Land Company, lime pits, churches, sport clubs, roll of honour, flax milling, dairying, goldmining, road and rail, Federated Farmers. A good social and family history resource.

Craig Printing Co, Invercargill, 1966. Hardback, no dust jacket. 389 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM GOLD TO GLORY
John A Cutt
ISBN0473002582
$32.50

A short history of the Riversdale-Waikaia Presbyterian Parish in Southland.

Riversdale-Waikaia Presbyterian Parish Centennial Publication Committee, Gore, 1984. Softback. 99 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY WOODLANDS & TODAY
Margaret Trotter
ISBN0473033488
$65.00

A history of those who settled the Woodlands area, based on memoirs of early settlers and written records. Includes everything from businesses to farmers, girl guides to Home Guard, linen flax industry, hotels, Open Brethren, railways and rabbits. First Published in 1973. This copy signed by the author.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd, Invercargill, c.1995. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAND OF MANY HILLS ARTHURTON, BENIO, PUKERAU
Paula Dickie
1220081601
$120.00

A history of Arthurton, Benio, Pukerau and Otaraia-Kaiwera. The author describes the arrival of settlers and development in these regions from 1856 to 1981. An entertaining and comprehensive social history which will also be of use to family historians. Contains school roles, details of poineer families and rare photographs.

Pukerau Historical Committee, Gore. Hardback with worn dustjacket. 528 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HOLE IN THE BUSH A Tuatapere Centennial Review
Des Williams
ISBN9780473152581
$55.00

A comprehensive and illustrated history of the town, the district, its schools and its people.

Last Side Publishing, Hamilton, 2009. Softback. 312 pages. SECONDHAND


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BROTHER WOHLERS A Biography
Sheila Natusch
110211812
$75.00

Wholers came from the North German Mission Society and established his mission amoungst the Maori on Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait. Here he lived in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world, an unforgettable person.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOSSBURN 100 YEARS UNDER THE DOME
V G Boyle
ISBN0473005611
$85.00

A history of the farms, stations and settlements of Mossburn in Northern Southland. Traces the ownership of each farm property. Churches, schools and local businesses and public works.

Mossburn Centennial Book Committee/ Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND


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FORTROSE
Joan Mackintosh
210220521
$95.00

The centennial local history of Fortrose and district in Southland, well illustrated with photographs of people, places and events. There is much to interest genealogists here with full details of Fortrose families.

Times Printing Service, Invercargill, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 400 pages. SECONDHAND


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NORTH MAKAREWA, MAKAWERA, LORNVILLE, 1849-1978
Joan Macintosh
81021150
$65.00
An comprehensive and illustrated history of the Southland district and its people. Scarce.

Makarewa Jubilee Committee, Invercargill, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND

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FARTHEST SOUTH
A H Reed
51026021
$47.50

Starting at Maclennan, Reed journeyed, often on foot through southern towns all the way down to Bluff. A W Reed has written a chapter on Stewart Island.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 111 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF CROYDON BUSH
Paula Dickie
81021131
$95.00

From 1856-1988. Croydon Bush was largely felled by the 1890s and the Croydon Run was surveyed into sections in 1875. The Croydon Village Settlement of smaller lots became available. The story of this community near Gore.

Paula Dickie, Gore, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF CROYDON SIDING (1856-1985)
Alex D Dickie edited by Paula Dickie
61021082
$95.00

The original Hokonui Run  south of the Mataura River, was renamed Croydon, and the siding was built for the Waimea Railway. The history of the settlement and farming families, school etc.

Alex Dickie, Gore, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE ANAU ANCHORAGE
Lawson Burrows
61029003
$45.00

Tales of time spent in Te Anau operating a tourist launch in Fiordland after the war. Anecdotes of hunting, moonshiners and tourists in the 50's.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 149 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHASLANDS Pioneering Days in Southern New Zealand
G.E. Dewar
410290011
$65.00

Tales of the pioneering days in the remote far south settlement of Chaslands that provides a vivid picture of the sawmills, gold slucing and railway building in the bush.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1953. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND


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SAFE HAVEN, RIVERTON 1935-1985
E E (Ted) Pankhurst
ISBN0473003139
$95.00

Definitive study of the growth period of Riverton when much of it's infrastructure was completed. Details the many municipal, industrial, civic and social organisations. With a chapter of reminiscences of the good old days.

Riverton Sesquicentennial Society (Inc.), RIverton, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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THE DOCTOR MUST GET THROUGH
R Burns Watson
ISBN0589006371
$37.50

Autobiography by a GP surgeon who spent most of his 50 year career in and about Invercargill. Chapters include his observations on hydatids, goitre and faith healing. THIS COPY is signed by the author.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 174 pages. SECONDHAND


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BLUFF HARBOUR
John Hall-Jones
110211512
$85.00

A comprehensive history of the harbour from the 1820s onwards, a facinating account of one of the oldest ports in New Zealand.

Southland Harbour Board, Bluff, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 170 pages. SECONDHAND


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FOVEAUX RADIO A brief history of the first ten years 2 May 1981-1991
Jac de Reeper
81028013
$32.50

A brief history of this Invercargill private radio station, which is predominantly compiled from reproduced newspaper clippings. There is a colour photograph of staff (?) on  a fire escape, this is glued into the book as issued.

Foveaux Radio, Invercargill, (1991). Softback. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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FISHERMEN OF FIORDLAND
Paul Powell
ISBN0589009389
$37.50

An account of the lobster fishermen of the south-west coast. With colour and black and white photographs.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 118 pages. SECONDHAND


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VIADUCTS AGAINST THE SKY The Story of Port Craig
Warren Bird
ISBN9780908629534
$85.00

The full and well illustrated story of New Zealand's last and largest and most technologically advanced timber milling settlement in the remote Waitutu forest of Southland. Begun in 1915 the mill collapsed in the 1930s depression to become a ghost town. The restored Percy Burn viaduct can still be seen.

Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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RIDING THE GREENSTONE TRAIL
Jennifer Macdonald
ISBN9780473141714
$47.50

Describes how the author and a friend rode on horseback from Cromwell to Martins Bay in 1947 and the interaction they had with back-country people, Maori and European.

Jennifer McDonald, Christchurch, 2008. Hardback with dust-jacket, illustrated, 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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TITI HERITAGE The Story of the Muttonbird Islands
Eva Wilson
ISBN0959755446
$195.00

A unique and scarce book that recounts the controversial history of the Titi Islands, nesting places of muttonbirds, and the visits made to them by the descendants of Rakiura (Stewart Island) chiefs. Illustrated. 

Craig Printing Co Ltd., Invercargill, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SPELL OF STEWART ISLAND
Gertrude Dempsey
61029025
$35.00

Revised material from Isle of the Glowing Skies and The Little World of Stewart Island, with new material. The human and natural history of the island and its seas and outlying islands.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STEWART ISLANDERS
Olga Sanson
ISBN1877151521
$60.00

An illustrated history of the islands from the time of European (Pakeha) settlement, particularly Half Moon Bay, Horse Shoe Bay, Mason Bay and the Norwegian whaling station. First published in 1970, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback. 249 pages. NEW


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IN THE GRIP OF AN ISLAND Early Stewart Island History
Olga Sansom
ISBN9781877346149
$60.00

The story of some of the early settlers on the island who lived in small communities away from the main settlement, fishing or sawmilling the bush, relying on the sea for all communication. Illustrated with historic photographs. This is a facsmile of the 1982 edition.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 171 pages. NEW


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STEWART ISLAND The Last Refuge
Neville Peat
ISBN9781869411657
$45.00

An informative and entertaining text describes the island's landscape, flora and fauna and history both geological and human. Photographs by Erwin Brinkmann.

Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland. 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 118 pages. SECONDHAND


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ISLE OF THE GLOWING SKIES
Gertrude Dempsey
410290712
$37.50

An illustrated and affectionate portrait of the charms of the island by a resident writer.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1951. Hardback with dust jacket. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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STEWART ISLAND BOATS
The Rakiura Museum Book Committee
ISBN9780473139025
$195.00

A fascinating and rare reference to the boats which have serviced Stewart Island since before the 1800s. Where possible a photograph is supplied, and the history of theboat and it's owners. A chapter on the Ferries.

Rakiura Heritage Trust, Stewart Island, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 280 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STRANDING OF THE C A LARSEN
J P C Watt
ISBN0959771905
$37.50

The whale factory ship C A Larsen was wrecked at Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island in 1928. This account of the stranding and salvage is reprinted with some additional material, from the New Zealand Marine News.

JPC Watt, 1984. Softback. 24 pages. SECONDHAND


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UP THE WAIAU The Story of Four Schools
Compiled by Gordon McLeod
ISBN047300268X
$37.50

For the 75th Anniversary of Tuatapere Schools, this records schooling in the Waiaua Valley and includes Te Tua, Te Wae Wae, Happy Valley, and wider community history.

Tuatapere School Jubilee Committee, Tuatapere, 1984. Softback. 96pp. SECONDHAND


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INVERCARGILL 150 YEARS 1856-2006
Lloyd Esler
ISBN9780473114084
$32.50

A short but detailed history of Invercargill from its first surveying and settlement.

Lloyd Esler, Invercargill, 2006. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND