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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The account of a party of five who made a camping expedition to the scenic wonders of Fiordland in 1891. Illustrated with folding map. Facsimile of the first edition.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2019. Softback. 134 pages with folding map. NEW
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A comprehensive, well researched and well illustrated history of northern Southland including the runholders, gold rushes and the townships of Lumsden, Mossburn, Dipton, etc. First published in 1952. THIS IS Florence Ann MacKenzie's copy with her bookplate, a gift inscription from her, and G A Hamilton's signature.
Southland Times Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1952. Hardback with no dust jacket. 183 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A short history of the Riversdale-Waikaia Presbyterian Parish in Southland.
Riversdale-Waikaia Presbyterian Parish Centennial Publication Committee, Gore, 1984. Softback. 99 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A warm and nostalgic account of many of the more noteworthy places and buildings from Balclutha to the sea. Illustrated with about 60 of the author's own drawings of the area. First published in 1980.
Uniprint, Dunedin, 2012. Softback. 80 pages. NEW
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The story of Davey Gunn who lived in the Hollyford Valley for 30 years where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand. A tough No. 8 wire man living in rugged fiordland country. Illustrated.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A short but detailed history of Invercargill from its first surveying and settlement.
Lloyd Esler, Invercargill, 2006. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
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 printed in 1973. This copy signed by the author.
Southland Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1974. Hardback with no dust jacket. 154 pages. SECONDHAND
A social history of Bluff from the memories of locals. School days, Ocean Beach, incidents on the train, shipwrecks, the Depression etc.
Invercargill CIty Council, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 76 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed history of the settlement and development of Wallace County in the southwest of Southland. Well illustrated. THIS COPY has a sun-faded spine and inscription to first page.
Southland District Council, Invercargill, 2000. Softback. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Otatara Bush School and District. From the earliest days of European settlement to the centenary in 1979. Includes photographs, school lists, folding map.
Otatara School Centennial Committee, Invercargill, 1979. Softback. 133 pages. SECONDHAND