Ngai Tahu folklore taken from interviews with Taare te Maiharoa, who was born about 1850. Legends of the Mackenzie Country, Otago and South Canterbury. Original edition.
Otago Dialy Times Co., Dunedin, 1957. Softback. 38 pages. SECONDHAND
Ngai Tahu folklore taken from interviews with Taare te Maiharoa, who was born about 1850. Legends of the Mackenzie Country, Otago and South Canterbury. Facsimile of the 1957 edition, with an index new to this edition.Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 200. Softback. 38 pages. NEW
A pictorial history of 150 years of the Selwyn District containing much new and original material gathered together by the Ellesmere Camera Club.
Ellesmere Camera Club, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 279 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of the railway town and farming district of Rolleston, Canterbury from 1866 to 1988 with the author's update to 2002. Illustrations. First published by the author in 1988, this is a reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
A review of the first fifty years of Burnham Military Camp. Originally an Industrial School (Borstal), it was taken over by the Army and has been instrumental in training recruits for war. One chapter written by Charles Upham VC on his time in camp. THIS COPY has been signed by John Storey.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 140 pages. SECONDHAND
A centennial digest of information and anecdotes. An account of the businesses, schools, churches, sporting groups etc. Photographs.
E A Jordan and Co., Christchurch, 1979. Softback. 173 pages. SECONDHAND
A continuation of the earlier (1979) publication. An account of the district's businesses, schools, churches, sporting groups etc. Photographs. Includes Dunsandel, Lake Crichton, Mead and Te Pirita.
Dunsandel Historic Society, 2004. Softback. 165 pages. SECONDHAND
A very comprehensive account of the history of South Canterbury for the 50 years following the arrival of the Strathallen by one of the premier historians of the day. Illustrated with many photographs, graphs, sketches, maps and plans. Published 1916.This copy has some surface fading or mottling to covers otherwise in good condition.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 775 pages. SECONDHAND
A thorough history of the South Canterbury region from the Moa hunter days to the centennial of European settlement. History of the South Canterbury runs, Timaru, Waimate, Temuka, Fairlie, Burkes Pass, Geraldine, Mackenzie and Tekapo. Many illustrations, maps and plans, folding map to rear. First published in 1958.South Canterbury Centennial Committe, Timaru, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 507 pages. SECONDHAND
A thorough history of the South Canterbury region from the Moa hunter days to the centennial of European settlement. History of the South Canterbury runs, Timaru, Waimate, Temuka, Fairlie, Burkes Pass, Geraldine, Mackenzie and Tekapo. Many illustrations, maps and plans, folding map to rear. First published in 1958.
South Canterbury Centennial Committe, Timaru, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 507 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes in detail the 40 sheep station runs of South Canterbury from their formation until the late 1960s. Maps and illustrations.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 330 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
The story of the Rangitata Plains and the centres of Ealing and Carew from 1854. A tale of hard-working run holders and others who changed open tussock country into productive farming land.
John McIndoe Ltd., Dunedin, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of flights and flying in the South Canterbury region where pioneers can lay claim to a number of 'firsts'. First published in 1993 this is the revised edition.
D.E. Drake, Timaru, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
Ashburton. Its Pioneers and its History 1853-1939 by John Brown. This superb work of local history by John Brown of Lowcliffe was published as a Centennial Memorial for the Ashburton County and Borough Councils 1940.
Ashburton County Council, 1940. Hardback with dustjacket. SECONDHAND
Dr Scotter provides a comprehensive and entertaining history of the establishment and growth of Ashburton from the days of the early pastoralists in the 1850s to the arrival of the railway and the emergence of a thriving township in the 1950s. The book includes extensive county records about the geology of the land, its runholders, social clubs and socities, schools and businesses.
Ashburton Borough and County Councils, 1972. Hardcover with dust-jacket. Illustrated, maps. 480 Pages. SECONDHAND
A good history of early Ashburton, and the growth from a small ferry-station to an important rural centre.
Ashburton Borough Council, Ashburton, 1978. Hardback with no dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed narrative of the effects on the town and its inhabitants of five decades of rapid technological and social changes. Illustrated.
Ashburton District Council, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 338 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Catholic Church in Ashburton including the centenary of Catholic Education and of the Parish of the Holy Name of Jesus.
Higgins and Co. Ltd., Ashburton, 1981. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A Centennial account of the years 1895-1995. Covers membership, the various course locations, and events through the years. Very well illustrated and with lists of members and officials etc.
Higgins Print, (1995). Softback. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
With information on competitive events with other schools, and includes first instalment of a history of the school. Photographs of the Cadet Corps shooting team, and Rugby and Hockey teams. 4 pages of Ashburton business advertisements at rear. Nicely produced.
Ashburton Mail and Guardian Office, 1908. Softback. 46 pages. SECONDHAND
Informative booklet with in addition to the school history, eleven pages of assorted Rakaia historical information.
Ellesmere Guardian Print, 1972. Softback. 35 pages. SECONDHAND
Illustrated history of the Ashburton County Council, 1876-1989. A story of pioneering the plains from a 'howling wilderness' to the settled and irrigated Canterbury farmland of today.
Ashburton District Council, Ashburton, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 203 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
A collection of pieces on the social and historical history of the 140 years of settlement in the Coldstream and Lowcliffe settlements north of the Rangitata. Includes school rolls. Errata slip at rear.
The Lowcliffe-Coldstream History Group, Christchurch, 1993. Softback. 213 pages. SECONDHAND
Within five years of the surveying of Ashburton town there were trotting races in Rakaia. A full history of race meetings, clubs and jockeys, owners and horses. Well illustrated with photographs. Undated but there is mention of the 1970 winners.
Bruce Printing Company, Ashburton, (1971). Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND
150 years of the Canterbury Jockey Club. The people and the horses who have maintained the organisation. Includes chapters on notable periods such as the Depression.
Canterbury Jockey Club, Christchurch, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 276 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of personal and social history gathered between 1994 and 2000 recounting the varied experience of some of the pioneer woman of the district. Illustrated.
Methven Woman's History Group, 2001. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 343pages. SECONDHAND
The heritage, history and highlights of the South Canterbury town and neighbouring district. A very well researched and illustrated account with historical and genealogical information. A limited edition (unstated limitation).
Hinds History Group, Timaru, (2005). Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
A biographical essay about John Grigg who arrived in Canterbury in 1854 and transformed a swamp into a productive farm at Longbeach.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 64 Pages. SECONDHAND
A full history of Longbeach and the surrounding districts. Details of drainage, irrigation, farming and industry, social services and social clubs, recreation and churches.
The Longbeach and Districts Historical Committee, Ashburton, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 290 pages. SECONDHAND
Morrison Brothers of Geraldine, celebrated their centenary with this publication. Being a story of the founders, and employees of the firm, this is also a record of Geraldine's past. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from Hanmer (Morrison), Bruce and Jack (Morrison).
Morrison Brothers Ltd., Gerladine, (1967). Hardback with dust jacket.
The carefully researched centennial history of the South Canterbury county of Geraldine that once also included the Mackenzie and Levels counties. Illustrated.
The Timaru Herald Co. Ltd., 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 412 pages. SECONDHAND
Published for the 75th anniversary. In depth survey of the history and development of the community and industries.
The Timaru Herald Company, Timaru, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 198 pages. SECONDHAND
Geraldine's five Anglican Parish churches show beautiful and important features including historic stained glass windows. Spanning over a century, they are described and discussed, with colour photographs.
Bright Waters Media, 2012. Softback. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
Centennial history of the Anglican Parish of Geraldine. The Clergy, parishioners and buildings through the years.
St Mary's Anglican Church, Geraldine, 1978. Hard boards with dust jacket. 126 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated centennial history of the area in the old Malvern County of South Canterbury Selwyn district. Of interest to family historians, including much about the school. First published in 1972, this is a facsimle reprint.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 120 pages. NEW
Family history of the Connor family and descendents based around Cricklewood, Fairlie and Timaru area. Good information on the history of the community as well as the family. Illustrated with photographs. THIS COPY signed by the author.
Craig Printing, Invercargill, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
100 years at Waihi Preparatory School, an Anglican school for boys from years 5 to 8, at Winchester. Includes staff lists, Roll of Honour, Prefects, School Board etc.
Henry Elworthy Ltd., Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
The first book ever to be published dealing solely with Timaru, from its commencement as a borough in 1868, to its birth as a city in 1948, to its Centennial year. Illustrated. Also a 'Centennial Chest' of work by local schoolchildren. This copy has some loss at head of the dust jacket spine.
Timaru Herald Co. Ltd., 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
A photo essay telling the story of the city of Timaru and South Canterbury. 200 plus photographs and illustrations provide a record of changing landscape and lifestyle. Bumps to corners.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the hospital and the hospital board. Chapters cover the various different departments. Illustrated.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND
A history of the final twenty-five years of administration of Timaru Hospital by the South Canterbury Hospital Board. Includes some background history prior to 1964. Also chapters on Twizel and Geraldine Hospitals.
Health South Canterbury Ltd, Timaru, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 201 pages. SECONDHAND
Noel's visual impressions of South and Mid Canterbury historical buildings, from articles originally in the Timaru Herald and Ashburton Guardian. Illustrated with his sketches.
Helen and Noel Guthrie, Timaru, 1992. Softback. 93 pages. SECONDHAND
Memories of life in the early days of South Canterbury illustrated with many photographs from the albums of the author.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the south Canterbury Pareora district, Holme Station, Craigmore, Maungati, Cannington, Craigmore Downs, Motukaika, Upper Pareora and Alpine. Illustrations and maps. Scarce.
Allister Evans, Timaru, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 235 pages. SECONDHAND
Reminiscences of Vivyan Dowling's life from her birth in 1915, mainly spent in South Canterbury around Washdyke, Timaru and also Dunedin. Photographs include traction engines and a tarring and sanding machine.
J W Baty Ltd., Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 142 pages. SECONDHAND
Mona Anderson was married to the manager of Mount Algidus, a Canterbury high country sheep station bounded by the Wilberforce River and Southern Alps. A compelling social history of high country life in the early to mid 20th century.A Canterbury classic.
A.H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
The very popular author's second book she writes the history of Mt Algidus station and of the men and especially women who founded it and who lived and worked there. A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
Chosen by the author this brings together the best of her ever popular earlier books and covers her move from Mt. Algidus to the down country town of Darfield.
A.H & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND
The very popular author's third book the river in question is the Wilberforce that ruled the lives of those living at Mt Algidus.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 207 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the author's grandparents James and Suzanna Tarling, who came from Wales in the ship Westland in 1880, to a life of challenges in colonial Canterbury.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
Mt Algidus is one of New Zealand's best known high country sheep stations. Moana Anderson brought it to public attention with her well loved book of recollections about early station life there. This book updates the station's history by telling the story of a city boy and country girl who helped manage the station from 1999.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 133 Pages. SECONDHAND
A nostalgic look at the old wheat mills of Canterbury, and the men and women who served them by the best loved writer of the Canterbury high country.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 118 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete record of the conception and construction of the Opua dam in South Canterbury, and of the people concerned.
Opuha Water Ltd., Timaru, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 118 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Charles Tripp, his wife Ellen Harper and their descendants and the fortunes of their station Orari Gorge in the South Island high country.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 172 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of Waimate's Open Community Hospital 1874-1975. Includes good information on the wider community. THIS COPY has a sun faded dust jacket spine.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND
Waimate Hospital 1973-1996. A history of the structure and management changes in the period leading to the closure of the hospital in 1996.
Waimate Hopsital 1996 Reunion Committee, Waimate, 1996. Softback. 70 pages. SECONDHAND
A record of the celebrations of Waimate's Centenary in 1979. Mainly photographs of the various events and the people involved.
Waimate Borough Council, Wiamate (1979). Softback. 48 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the Scouting movement in Waimate from 1909 to 1984.
Waimate Publishing Co. Ltd., (1984). Softback. SECONDHAND
The centennial history of the Southburn settlement created as a result of the breaking up of the large stations, the 'second phase' of pioneer history and rural development. Illustrated and with much genealogical content.
Southburn Centennial Historical Committee, 1992. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of Waitohi lying a short distance inland from Temuka in South Canterbury, most notable as the place where Richard Pearse made his famous early flights. This copy signed by the author.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
The well illustrated story of this typical New Zealand farming district from the time of the earliest Maori visits through to the celebration in 1999 of the centenary of the subdivision of the Waikakahi Estate. This copy signed by the author.
The Waikakahi Centennial Incorporated Society, Waimate, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 355 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
Graeme's stories of shepherding on Canterbury's alpine sheep stations have been collected and written here by his grandson. From beginnings in 1959 on Kinloch Station on Banks Peninsula, Graeme has worked on stations at Orari Gorge, Mendip Hills, Avoca, Grasmere, Cora Lynn. Good tales of high country life and work.
Floodlight Books, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 205 pages. NEW
The forth and final of Newton's regional surveys recording the great New Zealand farm properties and the men and women who farm them. This volume tours through Mid and South Canterbury, Westland, Otago and Southland. Illustrated. THIS COPY is lacking the front blank end paper.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Pareora Settlement, later called Lyalldale, written with help from the Lyalldale Historical Group. The community, early settlers and farm development. Limited edition. THIS COPY signed by author, and with a gift inscription from previous owner.
Lyalldale Historical Group, Timaru, 2000. Hardback with dustjacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
A light-hearted look at rural life about South Canterbury 1900-1975. Farming, traction engines, motorcycling and the Pareora Football Club. Signed by the author.
Timaru Herald Company, Timaru, 1975. Hardback with worn dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated work commissioned by Jack Acland that records the history of the Upper Rangitata Mount Peel station, the first run taken up in Canterbury. Scarce. Chips to dust jacket. THIS COPY has presentation inscription to title page by the author.
Herald Printing Works, Timaru, 1956. Card covers with dust jacket. 83 pages. SECONDHAND
The rollicking story of Canterbury sheep farming, shooting, dog trialing, hunting, horse racing and showjumping. Illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 237 pages. SECONDHAND
One of the most interesting accounts of life in early Canterbury by a man of talent who later went home to England and achieved success and fame in Victorian literary circles. His novel Erewhon made use of his experience of the Canterbury back country. Illustrated. First published in 1863.
Blackwood and Janet Paul, Auckland, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 135 pages. SECONDHAND
Together with Butler's Forest Creek Manuscript and His Letters to Tripp and Acland. Forest Creek and Mesopotamia Station, history of the runs before and after Butler's residence. With maps and photographs. This is the first edition.
National Historic Places Trust with the Government Printer, Wellington, 1960. Softback with dust jacket. 66 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the mountains and mountaineers of the Erewhon region of the Canterbury high country. The story begins with the journeys of J. Ackland, Julius von Haast and Samuel Butler and continues with the explorations of J.R. Dennistoun followed by the alpine club climbers of the 1930s.
A.H. & A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 156 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of the company written by its founder who started the first coach service from Timaru to the Hermitage in 1906. His company grew to include Mount Cook Airlines.
William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting and colourful history of the famous 1850s pioneer, explorer and sheep stealer and pioneer of the great tract of inland Canterbury that now bears his name. Illustrated.Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Ltd., Dunedin, 1946. Softback. 113 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting and colourful history of the famous 1850s sheep-stealer and pioneer of the great tract of inland Canterbury that now bears his name. Illustrated.
Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Ltd., Dunedin, 1946. Hardback, with plain paper dust jacket. 113 pages. SECONDHAND
The Story of the Mackenzie County high country from the days of the explorers and squatters to the establishment of the sheep stations. Describes the lives of the shepherds, shearers and wagoners, who forged this community. Details of all the high country stations established in the region.Timaru Herald, Timaru, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 275 pages. SECONDHAND
The Story of the Mackenzie County high country from the days of the explorers and squatters to the establishment of the sheep stations. Describes the lives of the shepherds, shearers and wagoners, who forged this community. Details of all the high country stations established in the region.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust-jacket. Illustrated. 275 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of a century of Mackenzie Highland Agricultural and Pastoral Shows held every Easter Monday in the South Canterbury town of Fairlie.
MacKenzie A & P Society, Fairlie, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND
A story of life in the high country at Lilybank Station at the head of Lake Tekapo in the McKenzie country. The author later went to Wellington when Allan Dick became an M.P.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 146 pages. SECONDHAND
The controversial story of Tenure Review in New Zealand. Explains how and why Crown Land was sold to runholders for a pittance, robbing the New Zealand public of access to the land or any profit from its subsequent sale.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2008. Softback. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
A collection of 75 letters written by pioneer labourer and gold digger Cornelius Higgins to his parents in England. They cover his stay in Canterbury (Kaiapoi) 1858-1860, Australia 1860-1866 and the West Coast 1866-1872. A first hand account which provides details of everything from the price of ale, wages, Maori funeral, Maori Wars, the Otago goldfields, gold mining on the West coast and exploration of the West Coast. Cover stained, previous owner's signature title page.
Privately published, Christchurch, 1969. Softback, 69 pages. SECONDHAND
The Life of Alfred Edward Peache of Mount Somers, taken from his diaries, journals and letters. In 1875 when he was 22 he took over Mount Somers Run and managed it for 30 years.
Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
The centennial story of the Sutton family at Waitangi Station, in South Canterbury. Based on family memories and Station diaries. Photographs, and staff lists from 1887 to 1986. Limited edition of 350 copies, signed by the author.
Waitangi Station Ltd., Kurow, 1986. Hardback with no dust jacket. 84 pages plus plates. SECONDHAND
Reminiscences and records of the first 130 years of South Canterbury cricket. Compiled from newspapers and other records.
Privately published, (1993). Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
A memoir of growing up in Mt Somers in the 1950s. A good account of the goings on and local characters as well as the author's family.
Olive Lawson, 2011. Softback. 191 pages. SECONDHAND
125 year Jubilee publication. Good details on local families, businesses, sport and social life as well as the schools.
Chertsey School 125 Year Jubilee Committee, 2003. Softback. 103 pages. SECONDHAND