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FOREVER THE FOREST
Neville Peat
ISBN0340416432
$30.00

A look at the West Coast rain-forest, it's origins, ecology, and man's interaction with it. Beautiful colour photographs.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 92 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE GREAT JOURNEY 1846-8
Thomas Brunner
110220102
$95.00

A vivid and detailed account of probabably the most remarkable journey of exploration ever made in New Zealand. Thomas Brunner travelled from the infant settlement of Nelson down the Buller river and south along the west coast as far as the glaciers. The return journey was north to the Grey river and Cape Foulwind and back along the Buller. This is his journal. 

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 110 pages. SECONDHAND.


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THOMAS BRUNNER His Life and Great Journeys
Emily Host
ISBN9780958224260
$60.00

In 1846 Brunner and his Maori guides set off from Nelson and travelled down the Buller river and from its mouth down the coast to South Westland, an epic of early NZ exploration and travel. This is the first biography of Brunner and includes his own account of the great journey.

Nikau Press, Nelson, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 288 pages. NEW


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MR EXPLORER DOUGLAS
John Pascoe, editor
3030
$135.00

Using his own journals this book tells the remarkable story of Charles Douglas who pioneered the exploration of the rivers and mountains of South Westland.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1969. Hardback with dust-jacket. 331 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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ARAWATA BILL
Ian Dougherty
ISBN9780908988150
$35.00

The story of a pioneering folk hero. A colourful tale of adventure, discovery and survival in the most remote areas of the Southern Alps. Life of William James O'Leary 1865-1947. First published in 1996, this is the third edition.

Exisle Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2012. Softback. 182 pages. SECONDHAND


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MY DEAR BANNIE Gerhard Mueller's Letters from the West Coast
M.V. Mueller, editor
2011040707
$95.00

Gerhard Mueller surveyed the West Coast during the gold rush and his letters to his wife in Invercargill written between 1865 and 1866 provide a glimpse into the isolation of the West Coast and the chaos of frontier society.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1958. Hardback with dust-jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND


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MY DEAR BANNIE Gerhard Mueller's Letters from the West Coast
M.V. Mueller, editor
ISBN9781877346477
$60.00

Gerhard Mueller surveyed the West Coast during the gold rush and his letters to his wife in Invercargill written between 1865 and 1866 provide a glimpse into the isolation of the West Coast and the chaos of frontier society. First published in 1958, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 237 pages. NEW


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THE DIGGERS' STORY
Carl Pfaff, edited by Julia Bradshaw
ISBN9781927145609
$49.99

Origionally published in 1914 this is a new and expanded edition of the Diggers' Story, a collection of pioneer stories of the goldfields. Many previously unseen images have been included. A very interesting book.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2014. Softback. 191 pages. NEW


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YESTERDAYS IN GOLDEN BULLER
Ella Mathews
ISBN9781877151453
$70.00

The most comprehensive history of the European occupation of the Buller district yet written from original material collected by the author who lived in the area all her life. First published in 1957, this is a facisimle reprint with a new index.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 216 pages, with index. NEW


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A TALE OF THREE COURSES The History of the Westport Golf Club
Norman Crawshaw
ISBN0958372896
$42.50

The Westport Golf Club opened in 1906 and this records the social history, membership and trophy winners. The club has been resident on various locations.

Concord Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOKITIKA GOLDFIELDS CAPITAL
Philip Ross May
110201621
$75.00

The book recalls the days when Hokitika was 'the most rising place on earth', enjoying unchallenged supremacy as the goldfields emporium, the sixth town in the Colony, and New Zealand's busiest port.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1964. Softback with folds. 48 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOKITIKA: PLACE OF RETURN
Ron Fields
ISBN0473007789
$47.50

The history of the Borough Council of the goldfields town of Hokitika, the individuals who served on it and the facilities provided by it for the townspeople. Illustrated.

West Coast Historical Museum, Hokitika, 1989. Softback. 108 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BRITISH AND INTERCOLONIAL EXHIBITION, HOKITIKA, WESTLAND
various authors
51028081
$95.00

Rare publication to celebrate the opening of the East and West Coast Railway, and the Diamond Jubilee of Westland Province. Varied historical information, hundreds of period advertisements. THIS copy has some damage and repair to the cover, and the staples are rusted, but otherwise a good copy.

Simpson and Williams, Christchurch, 1924. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOKITIKA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL 1875-1953
Robert William Watson
510201612
$32.50

A history of the original Hokitika State School, the period as 'Victoria' School, and finally the Hokitika District High School. Illustrated.

Guardian Print, 1953. Softback. 76 pages. SECONDHAND


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LIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT Memoirs of Henry Pierson
Henry Pierson
ISBN0473078341
$37.50

Autobiography of a Hokitika notable. Henry served with 2NZEF in the middle east, and later in politics in Hokitika. His memoirs include local historical anecdotes as well as his experiences during the war. Second impression. THIS COPY has presentation inscription from the author.

Silver Fox and Associates, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 362 pages. 


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THE ROMANCE OF WESTLAND The Story of New Zealand's Golden Coast
A.J. Harrop
310250721
$65.00

An interesting illustrated history of Hokitika and district written to coincide with the British and Inter-Colonial Exhibition held there in 1923. This copy with a repaired dust jacket.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1923. Hardback with no dust jacket. 187 pages. SECONDHAND


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WESTLAND'S GOLDEN SIXTIES
J. Halket Millar
110280013
$45.00

A facinating saga of the most rigorous and adventurous of the New Zealand gold fields. Touches briefly on the tragedies which stalked the early explorers and continues with stories of courage, panic, success, resource, failure, unbelievable privation and sacrifice, equal to the gold rushes anywhere.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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WESTLAND'S GOLDEN SIXTIES
J. Halket Millar
ISBN1877151980
$60.00

A well illustrated history of the great days of the Westland gold rushes, the people and the gold fields that developed from the Lyell in the north to Okarito in the south. First published in 1959, this is a facimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 223 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND'S LAST GOLD RUSH
William F. Heinz
ISBN0589009966
$55.00

A true and authentic account of the great Kumara gold rush on the field in the Teramakau valley, proclaimed in 1863. The history of the rush from the earliest days to the end of the dredging era. Well illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1977. Softback. 73 pages. SECONDHAND


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WEST COAST YESTERDAYS
Mona Tracy
210230311
$47.50

The author travelled throughout the region in the 1920s and 1930s collecting stories from those still living who remembered the great days of the gold rushes. She also writes of the construction of the Otira tunnel.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1960. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLD TRAILS OF THE WEST COAST
Tony Nolan
ISBN0589009249
$35.00

Written in the form of a traveller's guide to the goldfields of the wild west coast and an examination of the bonanza of its glorious golden days, murder, mayhem and natural disasters.

A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1975. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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OLD WESTLAND
E. Iveagh Lord
510220501
$85.00
$55.00

Records in a lively style the life, colour and atmosphere prevailing in the early days of settlement and is filled with authentic anectdotes of the struggling and adventurous population of the gold rush days. First edition. Scarce. THIS COPY WITH NO DUST JACKET

Whicombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1939. Hardback with no dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND


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OLD WESTLAND
E.Iveagh Lord
110280011
$37.50

Records in a lively style the life, colour and atmosphere prevailing in the early days of settlement and is filled with authentic anectdotes of the struggling and adventurous population of the gold rush days. Fascimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. SECONDHAND


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TALES OF THE GOLDEN WEST
W.H.S. Hindmarsh
ISBN9781877346330
$60.00

Reminiscences of Westland from its settlement by gold-seekers and traders. These tales origionally appeared in the columns of the Grey River Argus. First published in book form in 1906, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2010. Softback. 225 pages. NEW


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THE WILD WEST COAST
Leslie Hobbs
510220201
$30.00

A collection of good stories and hilarious anecdotes concerning the nature of West Coasters.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 158 pages. SECONDHAND


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BANKING UNDER DIFFICULTIES
A Bank Official, G. Preshaw
410250221
$145.00
$95.00

Packed with anectdotes 17 years of life on the goldfields of Victoria, New Soth Wales and mostly the West Coast of New Zealand in the 1860s. First edition. THIS COPY has the text-block detaching from the boards, and the lower joint is partially split.

Edwards, Dunlop & Co., Melbourne, 1888. Cloth boards. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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BANKING UNDER DIFFICULTIES
G.O. Preshaw
210220822
$37.50

Packed with anectdotes 17 years of life on the goldfields of Victoria, New Soth Wales and mostly the west coast of New Zealand in the 1860s. First published in 1888 this is the facsimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 179 pages. SECONDHAND


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A HISTORY OF THE WEST COAST OF THE SOUTHERN ALPS
John Rosanowski
ISBN9780473218874
$30.00

An illustrated history of the 'coast' from its earliset Maori inhabitants, the exciting days of the gold rushes, timber milling and coal mining to the modern era of tourism and dairy booms.

Cornwall Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 75 pages. SECONDHAND


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CASTLES OF GOLD A History of the West Coast Irish
Lyndon Fraser
ISBN9781877372445
$39.95

A study of the history of the Irish on the coast who were initally attracted by the gold but many of whom stayed on to form a community with a distinctive character.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2007. Softback. 203 pages. NEW


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GLIMPSES OF GREYMOUTH AND DISTRICT
Peter Kerridge
ISBN0473023679
$37.50

A 1993 record of the development of Greymouth and district and some of the activities and achievements of its citizens, councils and community organisations. Published for the 125th Jubilee of the Grey District.

Greymouth Evening Star Co. Ltd., 1993. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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SIBERIA TO THE SEA
Les Wright
ISBN0473068931
$65.00

Memories of Rewanui Settlement, the Liverpool Coal Mines and the Rewanui Incline. Gives information on the railway, the mining industry and the community. Two maps at rear.

The Rewanui Preservation Society, Greymouth, 2000. Softback. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARIST MEMORIES 1892-1992
Compiled by Peter Kerridge
ISBN0473016613
$37.50

A record of the Marist Brothers in Greymouth. 100 years of schooling and the contribution of students and former students to the community.

Marist Brothers Centennial Celebrations Committee, 1992. Softback. 140 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEMORIES
Terry Kennedy
310211621
$32.50

A collection of memories and stories of life in Greymouth between 1939 and 1965. Many photographs, excellent local history. THIS COPY has a minor watermark at foot of pages near the rear.

The Greymouth Evening Star, 1990. Card covers. 59 pages. SECONDHAND


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IMAGES FROM A LIMESTONE LANDSCAPE Punakaiki-Paparoa Region
Andy Denis and Craig Potton
ISBN0908802005
$45.00

Limestone geological formations and landscapes near Punakaiki on the West Coast captured in photographs. Text explains the Karst formations of the Paparoa Ranges.

Craig Potton, Nelson, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 118 pages. SECONDHAND


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REMEMBER COBDEN
Jack Minehan
ISBN0473004011
$47.50

A good local history of the district and its people on the northern side of the Grey River, Westland, from the earliest days by an author who was born there.

J. Minehan, Christchurch, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 98 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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GREAT EXPECTATIONS The Colonisation of Buller
Carolyn Hawes
ISBN9781877151742
$60.00

A good modern general history of the Buller District and of its colonisation by Europeans. Covers the gold rush era and its later phases as well as coal and coal mining. A chapter is devoted to each of the larger settlement and there are numerous interesting illustrations. 

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 224 pages. NEW


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GOLD DAYS OF NELSON CREEK
Peaches Eaton
ISBN978877346262
$60.00

Describes the history of gold mining at Nelson Creek in Westland, the origins and fate of a once bustling gold rush town. Illustrated. First published in 1976 this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2009. Softback. 99 pages, illustrated. NEW


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PROBING THE NELSON CREEK AREA Some History of Events in the Gold Days
Peaches Eaton
51027012
$75.00

Short history of gold prospecting in the Nelson Creek area of Westland. Places about Nelson Creek, the Water Races, Chinese miners, dredges, schools and churches, farms and sawmills. With photographs and a map. This is a limited edition, number 135 of 500 copies. Signed by Peaches.

Self Published, 1976. Softback. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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HIDDEN VALLEY
Rona Adshead
ISBN1869380010
$75.00

The history of the communities of Rotomanu, Inchbonnie and Poerua in the Rotomanu valley of central Westland. A story of pioneers mining, timber milling and farming.

Peter Stewart, Levin, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF THE REEFTON GOLDFIELD
J M Barry
ISSN0114-371
$55.00

A detailed history and survey of  gold mining in the Reefton area. Resource Information Report 15.

Energy and Resources Division, Ministry of Commerce, Wellington, 1993. Softback. 59 pages. SECONDHAND


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QUARTZ REEFS OF THE WEST COAST MINING DISTRICT, NEW ZEALAND
J.F. Downey
ISBN9781877151910
$60.00

A very comprehensive and detailed description of the hard rock mines in the Wesr Coast districts of Marlborough, Nelson and Westland, including maps and plans, written by an Inspector of Mines. First published in 1928, this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 143 pages. NEW


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KARAMEA- A STORY OF SUCCESS (1975)
Dulcie Harmon
71029091
$42.50

Karamea District Centennial publication including the Karamea School Centennial. A wealth of information on settlement and industry in the district.

Buller Printing Company, (1975). Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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KARAMEA- A STORY OF SUCCESS
Dulcie Harmon
610210514
$42.50

Karamea District Centennial publication including the Karamea School Centennial. A wealth of information on settlement and industry in the district. First published in 1975.

Buller Printing Company, 1996. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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WESTPORT, STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL
Bruce Macdonald
ISBN9781877151514
$60.00

The illustrated centennial memorial of the history of the Borough of Westport from its founding in the wake of the first gold rushes. First published in 1973 this is a facimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2000. Softback, A4 size. 80 pages. NEW


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CHARLESTON Its Rise and Decline
Irwin Faris
110280012
$75.00

Famous for its dozens of hotels and its casino girls Charleston was New Zealand's classic gold mining town. Springing from nowhere in 1866, it rapidly grew into the bustling prosperous centre of the West Coast gold boom and just as swiftly collapsed when the gold was gone. First publisherd in 1941 this is a fascimile reprint.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 231 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHARLESTON Its Rise and Decline
Irwin Faris
ISBN9781877346224
$80.00

Famous for its dozens of hotels, one for every 150 people, and its Casino girls, Charleston was New Zealand's classis gold mining town. Springing from nowhere in 1866 it rapidly grew into a busy and prosperous centre and just as swiftly collapsed when the gold was gone. First published in 1941, this is a fascimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 250 pages. NEW


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BRIGHTON. ITS BOOM & BUST
Les Wright
ISBN9780473164713
$50.00

Even by the standards of West Coast gold rush towns, the rise and fall of Brighton was rapid. In late 1866 its beachfront site had businesses catering for 5000 gold seekers, including more than 50 hotels; less than three years later most buildings stood empty or were torn down. This is the story of Brighton.

Friends of Fox River and Bridge Inc., Runanga, 2010. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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REFLECTIONS ON CHARMING CREEK
Bill Prebble
ISBN9780908573875
$53.00

A story of a pioneering enterprise and a history of the area, it's timber mills and coal mines, tramways and associated engineering and todays tracks that mark this important industrial heritage.

NZ Railway ans Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 2012. Softback. 187 pages. NEW


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PAY DIRT THE WESTLAND GOLDFIELDS
Hilary Low
ISBN9781927145753
$39.99

Taken from the illustrated diary of William Smart, who began prospecting on the West Coast in 1862, before the 'rush'. Gives a good first hand account of life for Maori and Pakeha prospectors at the time.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 157 pages. NEW


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SPENCER THE GOLD SEEKER
E.W. Crumpton
ISBN0473000342
$47.50

The story of two generations of a pioneer family that was involved in the West Coast gold rush. Firstly the life of Henry Spencer, the gold seeker and then the life of Annie Spencer on a gold claim in the Matakitaki valley. Illustrated. THIS COPY signed by the author.

Battyprint NZ Ltd., Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 193 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLD TOWN
Phillip Ross May
210290421
$65.00

The history of the west coast gold rushes in the experience of one town, Ross, the most productive alluvial gold field in the country, unequalled in investment and technological development. Well illustrated text written by a goldfields scholar born in the town. A west coast classic.

Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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MINERS & MILITANTS
Philip Ross May, editor
ISBN0900392215
$37.50

An interesting collection of six essays all written by ex coasters deal with key episodes in the political life of Westland, militancy was the common factor. Illustrated.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 174 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LION AND THE WOLFHOUND
David McGill
ISBN1869340191
$30.00

In March 1868 a priest and a newspaper editor led a mock funeral into Hokitika cemetery to commemorate Fenian agitators hanged in Britain. This action provoked a strong reaction from the authorities and from loyalist miners. This is that history now part of west coast legend and romance.

Grantham House, Wellington. 1990. Softback. 178 pages. SECONDHAND.


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THE LONGEST BEAT A social and pictorial history of policing on the West Coast
Kit Carson and Yvonne Davison
ISBN0477029124
$75.00
$55.00

A very well researched, informative and well illustrated history of policing the South Island West Coast. The first two officers were sent there to Hokitika, from Christchurch in 1864, and this book recounts the history of the West Coast force to 1990. THIS copy has a worn dust jacket.

New Zealand Police, Greymouth, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 204 pages. SECONDHAND


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MANHUNT The Story of Stanley Graham
H.A. Willis
ISBN072330629X
$45.00

For twelve days in 1941 the countryside round the small West Coast settlement of Koiterangi, near Hokitika was terrorised by 40 year old local farmer Stanley Graham who murdered seven men. This is a well researched factual account of one of the country's worst ever crimes. Fully illustrated. First edition.

Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HILL The Story of Denniston
Cecilia Adams
210270201
$95.00

Despite its drawbacks of isolation, inclement weather and barrenness, the author doubts if any other New Zealand town of like size had even a fraction of the varied interests which the hill had to offer. Here in a little world apart, was an existance geared to the winning of coal. The author lived at Denniston for twenty years and these memories have inspired recent successful fiction. First edition, this copy signed by the author.

J.W. Baty Ltd., Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HILL The Story of Denniston
Cecilia Adams
ISBN9781877346057
$60.00

Despite its drawbacks of isolation, inclement weather and barrenness, the author doubts if any other New Zealand town of like size had even a fraction of the varied interests which the hill had to offer. Here in a little world apart, was an existance geared to the winning of coal. The author lived at Denniston for twenty years and these memories have inspired recent successful fiction. First published in 1971, this is a facsmile reprint with an index for the first time.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 168 pages, with index. NEW


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DENNISTON'S INCLINE, COAL FROM THE CLOUDS
Bill Prebble
ISBN9780908573844
$47.50

A complete illustrated history of the remarkable technical achievement of winning coal from such an inhospitable landsape. Profusely illustrated with maps and photographs.

NZ Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 2008. Softback. 96 pages. NEW


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COALING FROM THE CLOUDS
R J Meyer
610250412
$30.00

The Mount Rochfort Railway and the Denniston Incline. The coal mine and associated rail line, incorporating the Westport-Waimangaroa railway, Conns Creek branch line and the Denniston Incline. Well illustrated with photographs.

The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society Inc., Wellington, 1981. Softback. 74 pages. SECONDHAND


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WAIUTA GHOSTS
Ed. C. Chandler
310221922
$95.00

The story of quartz mines and mining in the West Coast township of Waiuta by a longtime resident. A story of drinking, gambling, fighting, loving above ground and swearing and sweating below. First edition.

Privately Printed, Christchurch, 1962. Softback. 158 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FIRST WAVE A History of the Early Days of Coal In the Buller
Norman Crawshaw
ISBN0958372845
$45.00

Chronicles the early years of mining in Buller from the earliest days in the 1860s to the end of the nineteenth century when coal from the Buller was the basis of virtually all New Zealand's industrial and transport systems. Illustrated.

Norman Crawshaw, Westport, 1999. Softback. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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COAL GORGE AND THE BRUNNER SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Brian Wood
ISBN9780476003040
$85.00

A comprehensive and well illustrated history of the mining and industrial activity of this famous West Coast area.

Bright Print, Greymouth, 2004. Softback. 194 pages, illustrations.  SECONDHAND


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RUNANGA BOROUGH COUNCIL 75TH ANNIVERSARY 1912-1987
Jack Ewen
51028002
$47.50

This Jubilee publication includes notable Runanga sporting personalities, Runanga School, Co-Operative society, establishment of the settlement and politics in Westland.

Runanga Borough Council, 1986. Softback, 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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BOYANGS N BANDANNAS West of the Southern Alps, the Kokatahi Band
Frank Graham
ISBN0473067129
$42.50

The story of how the Kokatahi Band of Westland began. Includes membership list of and repertoire of tunes.  Also chapters on the herons of Okarito and the Savage Club. THIS COPY signed on title page by the author.

Nelson, Frank Graham, 2001. Softback, illustrated, 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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CASCADE ON THE RUN, A Season with the Whitebaiters of South Westland
Neville Peat
ISBN0723306168
$45.00

A complete account of the life of the whitebaiters on the Cascade River. Includes the characters, the equipment and technology, and the netting and processing of the whitebait. Photos in the text.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 126 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HAAST IS IN SOUTH WESTLAND
John Pascoe
210230911
$37.50

A concise regional history of the Haast from the remote early days of exploration and prospecting to the road builders and the engineering triumph of the road through the Haast Pass.

A.H. and A. W. Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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JACKSONS BAY A Centennial History
Irvine Roxburgh
ISBN0589009192
$55.00
$35.00

The illustrated history of the unsuccessful attempt to found a Vogel inspired 'special Settlement' in remote South Westland from 1875 onwards. A story of courage, hope and pathos. First edition.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 198 pages. SECONDHAND


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JACKSONS BAY A Centennial History
Irvine Roxburgh
ISBN9781877151019
$70.00

History of the wholly unsuccessful attempt by the New Zealand Government to plant a settlement in remote Jacksons Bay, South Westland. A tale of endeavour, misery, hardship, suffering and ultimate ruin, a tribute to pioneer settlers. First published in 1976 this is a facsimile reprint.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 198 pages. NEW


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OKURU The Place of No Return
Myra Fulton
ISBN9780476010581
$65.00

Tells the story of a remote area of South Westland and the settlement of Okuru. The Buchanan family struggle for survival after their move to Okuru in 1931.

Myra Fulton, Takaka, 2004. Softback. 320 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS OF MARTINS BAY
Mrs Peter MacKenzie nee Alice McKenzie
610270625
$125.00

A lively and personal narrative of pioneering settlement in remote South Westland, just north of Milford Sound. The author's father took his family to settle at Martins Bay in 1874 and she succeeds in conveying the reality of pioneering. Here is a story of hardship and endurance quite outside modern experience. The first printing. THIS COPY has a repaired tear to the back cover of the dust jacket.

Southland Historical Committee/ ODT, Dunedin, 1947. Hardback with dust jacket. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIONEERS OF MARTINS BAY
Alice McKenzie
210230611
$55.00

A lively and personal narrative of pioneering settlement in remote South Westland, just north of Milford Sound. The author's father took his family to settle at Martins Bay in 1874 and she succeeds in conveying the reality of pioneering. Here is a story of hardship and endurance quite outside modern experience. First published in 1947. Dust jacket is rubbed and has tears and chips.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 129 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FAR DOWNERS The People and History of Haast and Jackson Bay
Julia Bradshaw
ISBN1877276073
$47.50

Introduces the Maori and European history of the Haast district in South Westland, and shares the life stories of nine people who grew up there in the first half of the twentieth century. Illustrated.

University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2001. Softback. 152 pages. SECONDHAND


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POEMS BY AN AYRSHIRE SCOT
Hugh Smith
81023041
$47.50

Poems by The Bard of Inangahua, with biographical introduction by his son. Born in Kilmarnock in 1851 he arrived in New Zealand after the death of his wife in 1875. With portrait frontis. THIS COPY has 'Authors Autograph Hugh Smith' to free end paper, and the errata slip.

Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd., Dunedin, 1923. Hardback with no dust jacket. 187 pages. SECONDHAND


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FOR THE RECORD
Denis Knight
isbn9780473191153
$32.50

Memoir written by a West Coaster who recounts his life including many tramping and mountaineering trips.

Denis Knight, Greymouth, 2011. Softback. 121 pages. SECONDHAND


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LIFE WITH WHEELS
Alan D. Kearns (Wheels)
510280212
$30.00

Self published memoirs of a man born in Hokitika in 1927. In 1956 he contracted polio, not that he has let this stop him leading a full and interesting life. He has written quite a yarn of his life before and after falling ill. THIS COPY  signed presentation copy from the author.

Alan Kearns, (1993). Comb bound softback. 103 pages. SECONDHAND